Survey on short-term nutritional intervention in head and neck cancer patients

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Survey on short-term nutritional intervention

In head and neck cancer patients

on behalf of the ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism)

and of the EHNS (European Head and Neck Society)


Who is interested?

The following questionnaire explores the opinion of the oncologists (medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons) and nutritionists/dieticians involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients.


Which are the issues of the survey?

The questionnaire concerns the opinion of the clinicians about head and neck cancer patients while undergoing radiation therapy with or without concurrent systemic therapy.

We would like to explore the clinical practice when there is a condition of severe hypophagia and there may be need of (supplemental or total) enteral, parenteral, or mixed enteral-parenteral nutrition for a period ranging from few weeks until about 2 months in.

These patients are those who will develop (or are expected to develop) severe mucositis/dysphagia, are no more amenable to less invasive treatments as dietary counselling and/or use of nutritional oral supplements and thus may require a total/quasi total nutritional support.


How to participate?

It is easy as it takes about 10 minutes.

Please click on the following link:


The survey will remain open until July 30th, 2019

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