|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 327
Authors' reply to Krishnamurthy, Bhosale et al., and Mohan et al.
Vijay Patil, Kumar Prabhash
Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, HBNI, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||13-May-2020|
|Date of Decision||14-May-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||22-May-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||19-Jun-2020|
Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, HBNI, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Patil V, Prabhash K. Authors' reply to Krishnamurthy, Bhosale et al., and Mohan et al. Cancer Res Stat Treat 2020;3:327
We thank Krishnamurthy, Bhosale et al., and Mohan et al. for taking a keen interest in our work., We agree with the comments and points raised by all the authors. Indeed, tweaking of guidelines is required in desperate times as evidence is hard to come by. We would be fortunate if the coronavirus disease pandemic ends by the time the evidence is gathered.
We agree with Mohan et al. that strategies for the management of patients with unknown primary tumors with cervical node metastasis were not discussed, and we will try to address this issue in a separate manuscript. The management of Epstein-Barr virus-positive nasopharyngeal cancer is at present similar to that of any other nasopharyngeal cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancers, though on the rise and comprising the majority of patients in the Western setting, are a rare entity in India., The impact of HPV in patients with a long history of smoking is negligible. Hence, we did not address it separately. Further, currently apart from staging in the 8th edition, the management of oropharyngeal cancers is similar, irrespective of the HPV status.,
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