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A response to the LENT score
  1. James Murray,
  2. Richard Turner,
  3. Graham H Bothamley,
  4. Angshu Bhowmik
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Homerton University Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr James Murray, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK; jamesmurray{at}, james.murray{at}

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We would like to congratulate Clive et al1 on their contemporary data on survival in malignant pleural effusion. These data, particularly for lung cancer, will be invaluable for decision-making in cancer multidisciplinary meetings.

The LENT prognostic score (pleural fluid lactate dehydrogenase, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance score (PS), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and tumour …

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