Prognostic marker of red cell distribution width (RDW) correlates with survival outcomes in metastatic ovarian cancer patients

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American Journal of BioMedicine
Volume 11, Issue 4, 2023, Pages 158-164     10.18081/2333-5106/2023.11/158

Tetiana Prystupa 1, N. P. Obukhova *

Received 12 May 2023; revised 30 July 2023; accepted 30 August 2023; published 12 October 2023


Red cell distribution width (RDW) measures red cells’ size variability. Metastatic ovarian cancer displays poor chemotherapy response without an effective prognostic predictor address. we investigated whether RDW correlates independently with survival outcomes in metastatic ovarian cancer treated by chemotherapy. Subsequently, it has been specified that RDW can be likewise utilized as a prognostic marker of metastatic ovarian cancer patients. Venous blood was collected from each patient in the morning. RDW was obtained directly by the hematology analyzer from 55 patients with metastatic ovarian cancer and were retrospectively analyzed between 2018 and 2022. Survival time was calculated from the date of chemotherapy initiation until the date of death.

Keywords: Red cell distribution width (RDW); Metastatic ovarian cancer; Chemotherapy

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Prystupa T, Obukhova NP. Prognostic marker of red cell distribution width (RDW) correlates with survival outcomes in metastatic ovarian cancer patients. American Journal of BioMedicine 2023; 11(4):158-164.

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