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Letter to the editor of radiotherapy and oncology regarding the paper titled “Impact on xerostomia for nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with superficial parotid lobe-sparing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (SPLS-IMRT): A prospective phase II randomized controlled study.” by Huang et al.

  • Gargi S. Sarode
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    Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Sant-Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune 411018, MH, India
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  • Sachin C. Sarode
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    Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Sant-Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune 411018, MH, India
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  • Rahul Anand
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    Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Sant-Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune 411018, MH, India
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Published:November 02, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2022.10.020
      In a recently published paper, Huang et al. [
      • Huang H.
      • Miao J.
      • Xiao X.
      • Hu J.
      • Zhang G.
      • Peng Y.
      • et al.
      Impact on xerostomia for nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with superficial parotid lobe-sparing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (SPLS-IMRT): A prospective phase II randomized controlled study.
      ] implicitly demonstrated the significance of superficial parotid lobe-sparing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (SPLS-IMRT) in reducing the incidence of xerostomia at 12 months without compromising survival. We appreciate the voluminous work done by the authors and take this opportunity to discuss some of the perspectives on the study.

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