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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 al 1 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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  • Contributors The first draft was completed by JM, and a first edit by RT. Final edits were done by GHB and AB.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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