Letter to the Editor: A comment to “Is sarcopenia a predictor of prognosis for patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer? A meta-analysis”

Published:November 25, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2021.11.020
      With great interest, we read the article by Merran Findlay et al., in which they investigated the prognostic value of sarcopenia in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy [
      • Findlay M.
      • White K.
      • Stapleton N.
      • Bauer J.
      Is sarcopenia a predictor of prognosis for patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer? A meta-analysis.
      ]. The results are consistent with the previous meta-analysis on the prognostic role of sarcopenia in patients with head and neck under multiple treatments [
      • Wong A.
      • Zhu D.
      • Kraus D.
      • Tham T.
      Radiologically defined sarcopenia affects survival in head and neck cancer: a meta-analysis.
      ]. The paper was excellent. However, the method used in this meta-analysis was not rigorous.

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      Abbreviations:

      OS (overall survival), HR (hazard ratio)
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