In the NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers, Version 2.2013, published in the August 2013 issue of JNCCN (2013;11:917-923), errors occurred in the algorithm on page 919 and in the text on page 920.
On page 919, under “Assessment and Management,” the first sentence under “Nutrition” should have read: “Close monitoring of nutritional status is recommended in patients who have: 1) significant weight loss (> 10% of body weight); and/or 2) difficulty swallowing because of pain or tumor involvement prior to treatment.”
On page 920, the first sentence of the second paragraph in the left-hand column should have read: “Patients with head and neck cancers who have had significant weight loss (>10% body weight) clearly need nutritional evaluation and close monitoring of their weight to prevent further loss.4,11”
The editorial office apologizes for this error. A corrected copy of the article is available online at JNCCN.org.