Evidence-based Practice Guidelines for the Nutritional Management of Adult Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients aged 18 or over with head and neck cancer. The guideline explores key dietetic issues in the management of this patient group, including screening and referral, and management during treatment including surgery and radiotherapy. Immunonutrition is discussed, and techniques are reviewed including tube feeding with recommendations provided for optimal method and timing. Special topics of interest include the impact of new treatment regimes on nutrition outcomes, including use of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and other systemic agents such as Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR)-inhibitors.