Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and debilitating side effect of commonly used cancer treatments. At present, there is no effective treatment or cure.
The IN FOCUS research project is working towards finding effective assessment and treatment strategies for CIPN. Our research program is investigating the disorder from a variety of angles, including assessing the functional impact of CIPN at the patient level, evaluating medication and exercise training as treatments for CIPN, as well as looking at the economic effects and the overall impact of CIPN in Australia via a national survey. We also aim to improve assessment of CIPN, gain a better understanding of risk factors for developing the condition, and seek to develop therapies to prevent or treat the disorder.
A collaborative team of researchers and clinicians from hospitals and universities across Sydney and interstate are working together on this five year project. Click the images below for more information about collaborators from each participating institution.