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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Progressive Activity-Based Rehabilitation in Veteran Cancer Survivors with Chronic Pain
Principal Investigator:

Alice S. Ryan

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - November 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $15,772
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans are at a higher risk for lung cancer and so early detection, treatment, and symptom management are critical. Treatment for lung cancer in those with early stage local disease includes surgery and chemotherapy. However, persistent or chronic neuropathic pain, either post-thoracotomy persistent pain (PTPP) or chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) occurs in a majority of patients. Thus, not only is this neuropathic pain widespread; there is no way to prevent its development, an...

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