oncology

New in brief: Risk factors for CIPN; Cannabinoid spray in glioblastoma; and how robust are cancer drug trials?

3 risk factors for chemo-induced neuropathy Low haemoglobin, older age and high BMI are possible risk factors for developing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), according to an Australian study. The study of mostly women receiving paclitaxel or oxaliplatin chemotherapy for breast, colorectal and ovarian cancer found most patients (72.8%) reported some neuropathy symptoms. On multivariate analysis, ...

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