Objectives: To assess and summarize the best available evidence for primary treatment techniques used for curative intent in oropharyngeal cancer.
Data Sources: Comprehensive electronic searches were conducted on the databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PASCAL, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.
Study Selection: All generated titles were reviewed independently by 2 authors, followed by independent abstract review. Each potentially relevant complete article was then independently assessed for inclusion by 2 authors. Only randomized trials and systematic reviews were included. Patients with oropharyngeal cancer of any stage being treated with curative intent were considered. Primary treatment modalities including surgery or organ preservation protocols were considered.
Harris JR, Diamond C, Hart R, Dziegielewski P, Seikaly H. P215 Systematic Review of Primary Treatment Techniques in Oropharyngeal Cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):907. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.907-b