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The purpose of this article is to review the current prevalence and risk factors for oral carcinoma across the Indian subcontinent.
Yes. The authors back up their claims with making very sound recommendations as to how to lower the risk for oral cancer.
Yes. The authors do an excellent job of going through the various risk factors associated with oral cancer
Yes, This would be a great seminar presentation at a dental school.
Oral cancer is increasing in the Indian subcontinent. There are many factors which have caused this increase in oral cancer. Human papilloma virus is a known risk factor for oral cancer. This article gives recommendations to decrease oral cancer in the Indian subcontinent.
Clinical associate professor
To review the current prevalence and risk factors for oral carcinoma across the Indian subcontinent.
No. But it is a good review
Yes. It adds knowledge to improve the prevention programs for Indian people.
I am an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist
The claims are the epidemiologic approach of this type of cancer in India and it is very important for all the world.
Yes these are novel claims
Yes. The methodlogy was perfect
I think these could be a par t of a bigger project to expand to other types of cancer.
These paper is outstanding in its field and may be incorporated in all kind of meetings.
I have a master degree and a doctorate degree in skin cancer
The article is presented as if it is a review but is in fact a policy document outlining strategy for dealing with oral cancer on the Indian subcontinent. I am concerned that the authors of this document may have posted their article to get free editorial feedback and so will keep my comments to a minimum as I see this as a misuse of this space.
The biggest problem with this document, even if were to be accepted as a true review, is that it quotes many figures without providing clear references. For a review of this length, the number of references in total also leaves much to be desired.
More references should be used.
This is not an original research work.
Providing additional references would definitely strengthen the work but would not change the fact that it is not a true review.
I fear the authors have misused this space to get free editorial advice.
I have worked extensively on cancer biology.
To have an overview of oral cancer in indian subcontinent & propose recommendations to decrease its incidence the claims are very important.
I would like to first congratulate the author for his nice attempt to have an overview on this vast topic. However i have observed few things which if included will make this article a complete review.1. The correct title should be oro-pharyngeal cancer instead of oral cancer.2. The clinical features should be mentioned in details.3. Terms like toungue problems should be avoided & actual problem should be mentioned in details.4. The risk factors need to be addressed in depth5. Reverse smoking is commonly observed in india which is commoner in india.6. There is field change in this cancer which actually predicts the outcome.7. Unless the detail etio-patho-physiology is studied & put, it is very difficult to plan preventive measures for this vast entity.8. Role of screening should be addressed & emphasized.9. An overview can not be complete without a mention on various treatment options for this cancer.10. The future recommenation should be to mentain a comprehensive cancer registry in south-east asia or indian subcontinent.
No but the article is nicely written from preventive perspective.
I am founder & incharge of integrated cancer management program of my institute and work in collaboration with tata memorial centre, one of the largest cancer centre in indian subcontinent.
The paper is a general review of the problem of oral cancer in the Indian subcontinent. Dr Zahid Ullah Khan has done an exhaustive literature search and has brought out relevant facts of the problem and has given suggestions for correction of what he perceives as shortcomings.
The recomendations are not new since many task forces have been set up to tackle the problem and a fare deal of success in some areas has been achieved. However, the recommendations are valid.
The review literature has been well worked out
Since this is a review article no definite results have been recorded as such.
The recomendations are valid.
No additional work is required. However some reports of the National Cancer Registry and the Task forces by the ICMR, Indian Council of Medical Research may be consulted.
The paper gives a proper overview of the problem.
This is a good review article which gives a fairly wide perspestive of the problem of oral cancer.
This is a very well written article on prevalence, causes, consequeces, prevention of oral cancer and also required interventions to reduce its incidence. It gives a very good overview of the problem in the world.
The claims itself are not novel, but the approach provided by the author itself is new.
Yes, it support the claims.
Protocol is not applicable here.
The paper itself contains a lot of information. So extra work may not be required.
Yes, the paper is very important. The detailed review on oral cancer will be beneficial for other scientists in that field.
Public health. My Master Degree Research was on Lung Cancer.
The author has stated different approaches to reduce the incidence of oral cancer, which include primary, secondary and tertiary prevention methods. Among them the author has included better hygiene, health education, and proper screening methods to detect those population at risk. Moreover earlier treatment and smoking cessation clinics joined together with a proper legislation at government level and even a global approach should be considered as essential to tackle this problem.
These recommendations are not new, but the fact that this article is trying to explain from a global perspective how to deal with a very important problem in a specific area is what makes it a novelty.
Yes. Good bibliography.
Yes. The article is well written. I cannot suggest any other evidence to include here.
Yes, this paper is completely understandable.
I think this paper is very well documented and explained. I do not think that it had been necessary to include any other information.
I think this paper is much more important for the area of Indian subcontinent but at the same time it is relevant for other countries, health authorities and professionals dealing with this cancer in order to provide them with the necessary experience to improve the results and reduce the incidence.
No more comments to add here.
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