Received: 10 December 2020
Accepted: 7 April 2021
First Online: 27 May 2021
: All the experiments with Swiss albino mice and Sprague Dawley rats were carried out as per indicated guidelines of the Institute Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) under Protocol no: BT/IAEC/2018/11 and BT/IAEC/2018/12.Post-operative cancer tissues were collected from the surgical oncology department AIIMS Rishikesh following proper written consent from the patient and their immediate family member as per institute guidelines. The patient and/or the family members understood and agreed that a small portion (2–5 g) of operated cancer tissue will be used for research purpose to understand the biology of oral cancer and its treatment. The approval from the institutional ethics committee of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh (Reg No: ECR/736/Inst/UK/2015/RR-18) has been obtained specifically for the work with human samples (Letter No: AIIMS/IEC/20/395). All the investigations in this study strictly followed the rules set by the Declaration of Helsinki.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.