We are currently conducting studies that investigate the impact of CIPN on cancer survivors. These studies, in survivors of childhood or adult cancer, assess the impact of CIPN on their ability to go about their day-to-day activities, as well as the impact at a physiological level.
These studies use an innovative range of techniques to assess the impact of CIPN, including measures of grip strength, hand dexterity and sensation. Nerve function is also assessed, using state of the art nerve tests.
In addition to assessing the impact of CIPN from a health perspective, we are also conducting research into the financial impact of CIPN. This study will assess economic aspects including costs associated with healthcare, workforce participation, and the impact on families and carers.