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Comment & Response
July 18, 2019

Quality Assessment of a Systematic Review for HIV Infection and Advanced-Stage Cancer—In Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 2Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
JAMA Oncol. 2019;5(9):1370-1371. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.2206

In Reply We appreciate the letter from Taskin and colleagues regarding our study.1 We take this opportunity to respond to their comments and provide clarification regarding the study’s methodology.

First, we thank Taskin and colleagues for sharing the search terms they used. We believe that the reason why there is a discrepancy in the number of articles retrieved is because additional terms, namely, AIDS and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, were used in their search. The use of these terms did not identify additional studies that would have been included in our study.

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