HPV-related OPC: how do 8th-edition AJCC guidelines affect staging of TORS patients?

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Takeaway

  • In a retrospective study, 94% of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) treated with transoral robotic surgery (TORS) are stage I under the 8th edition American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system vs just 5% under 7th edition guidel...