Cryotherapy May Prevent Chemo - Induced Neuropathy

Breast cancer patients on paclitaxel had lower incidence of peripheral neuropathy with cryotherapy
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

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ConclusionsStrategies to prevent painful peripheral neuropathy are urgently needed. In this current trial, dropout due to discomfort precluded adequate power to fully understand the potential benefits of cryotherapy. Much more research is needed to discover safe and effective preventive strategies that can be easily implemented within busy infusion centers.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Device: Elasto-Gel™;   Drug: Paclitaxel Sponsors:   National Cancer Centre, Singapore;   Terry Fox Foundation;   Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Research Institute;   Singapore General Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Cryotherapy delivered to the hands and feet during weekly paclitaxel chemotherapy significantly reduces the incidence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Chemotherapeutic Agent Toxicity;   Pain;   Peripheral Neuropathy;   Recurrent Breast Cancer;   Stage IA Breast Cancer;   Stage IB Breast Cancer;   Stage II Breast Cancer;   Stage IIIA Breast Cancer;   Stage IIIB Breast Cancer;   Stage IIIC Breast Cancer;   Stage IV Breast Cancer;   Therapy-related ToxicityInterventions:   Procedure: cryotherapy;   Other: questionnaire administration;   Pr...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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