Stakeholder Engagement for a Multinational, Multisite Clinical Trial

Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is a common and potentially life-threatening toxicity of radiotherapy (RT) for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). At least half of HNC patients require feeding tubes during radiation. However, it is unclear how and at what point to implement swallowing therapy to best help HNC patients to regain swallowing function. This multi-national, multi-site pragmatic clinical trial comparatively tests three approaches to swallowing therapy in the HNC population.