Project ID: 2017_001_YAT_01

This project is trying to better understand chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (pain, numbness, tingling, and burning in the fingers and/or toes experienced following chemotherapy treatment) and to find out if heat, massage or a combination of heat and massage can reduce and manage symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy.

The researcher: Professor Patsy Yates

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates has over 30 years experience in research, education and clinical practice in cancer and palliative care.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in this project if you have had a diagnosis of cancer, have completed treatment up to 3 years ago and are experiencing symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (pain, numbness, tingling and burning in fingers and/or toes). Internet access is not essential but you must be willing and able to see a health care professional and or send photo/s via email or phone in relation to any adverse events.

What does this project involve?

If you express interest in this project you will be contacted by a member of the research team to check your eligibility and discuss the project further.

Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology. As contact is made via Skype/Facetime/video call, it can be done at a time and place convenient to you.

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.