Objectives: Ovarian neoplasm is the most common cause of mortality in gynecologic malignancies. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic role of pretreatment prognostic nutritional index (PNI) in geriatric Turkish female patients with advanced epithelial over cancer. Methods: We retrospectively collected the data of 116 elderly ovarian cancer patients who treated between 2008 and 2019. The PNI was calculated as following: [(10×serum albumin (g/dL)) + (0.005×total lymphocyte count)]. Results: The median PNI was 44.8. Median OS was 45 months (95% CI: 31.6–58.3) in patients with PNI ?44.8, 79 months (95% CI: 77.6–80.3) in patients with PNI >44.8 (p=0.002). In cox regression analysis, PNI was found to be an independent prognostic factor as affecting overall survival. Conclusion: From this point of view, it may be considered that nutritional status should be evaluated more prominently for predicting prognosis in geriatric population. Keywords: Ovarian cancer; overall survival; prognosis; prognostic nutritional index
Corresponding Author: Demir A.