This week is the Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week. Peripheral neuropathy is a set of symptoms caused by damage to the nerves in the arms and legs. These distant nerves are called peripheral nerves. They carry sensations to the brain and control our arms and legs. Some of the chemotherapy, for example oxaliplatin, and other drugs used to treat cancer can damage peripheral nerves. When this happens, it is called chemotherapy -induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and can be a debilitating side effect of cancer treatment.
PledPharma develops PledOx® to provide patients, undergoing cancer treatment, protection against these nerve damage.