Study on Neuropathic Pain
The management of neuropathic (nerve) pain can be a challenging issue. This comes up too frequently for women who are being treated for breast cancer. Most often, it is a problem after breast surgery, especially after mastectomy with or without reconstruction. Some women who have had a lumpectomy also have lingering pain, especially as nerves begin to heal.
Neuropathy can also be a problem related to chemotherapy, especially in our context for women who have received Taxol or Taxotere. I received this flyer yesterday about an NIH-sponsored study to examine the value of web-based self care. Since there are few good solutions to this problem other then medications, I am passing this along. If you are interested in participating, you can directly contact the study director.
Participate in an NIH funded study for Neuropathic Pain
WHAT IS THE STUDY?
The study is testing Websites about self-managing neuropathic pain.
You may or may not experience reduced pain and increased physical functioning.
You may learn more about neuropathic pain.
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION
Neuropathic Pain Study Coordinator
1-800-848-3895, extension 245
Participants may receive up to $175 for completing all study requirements
The study is funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to Inflexxion, Inc., an independent research firm. It has been approved by the New England Institutional Review Board (NEIRB). The Principal Investigator is Dr. Jonas Bromberg.