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Identifying Nursing-Usable Screening Tools for CIPN

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a toxicity associated with cancer treatment. Early detection methods for CIPN are needed. In addition, nurses who perform the majority of CIPN screening are often not involved in the R&D process.

What is the research problem

Technologies that can detect early signs of CIPN (including the most debilitating CIPN) are urgently needed. To be cost-effective and have high-uptake, this research needs to include the nurses that will perform the majority of these tests.

How will your solution make a difference

In the absence of treatments for CIPN, early detection is critical to minimizing long-term morbidity in survivors. Harnessing nurses' expertise will be vital to identifying viable early detection that are likely to be used in routine practice.

What is your proposed solution

Convene an expert panel of researchers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, neurologists and engineers to (1) identify promising early detection methods for CIPN; (2) get input from nurses on the characteristics that would be needed to make these potential screening tools useful in practice, (3) disseminate these findings, (4) use these findings to fast-track development/testing of these tools.


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