There is a large gap in knowledge about mechanisms by which oropharyngeal cancers develop, progress and metastasize. Moreover, these cancers produce a lot of pain in majority of the patients and yet knowledge about how pain is produced and can be managed, is very limited. Recently, JDR reported that funding for oral cancers has decreased significantly over the years and is underfunded compared to other malignancies and there is a dire need to focus on rectifying this disparity.
Comment No. 47