Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity can be misdiagnosed by the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity scale.

@article{Frigeni2011ChemotherapyinducedPN,
  title={Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity can be misdiagnosed by the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity scale.},
  author={Barbara Frigeni and Marialuisa Piatti and Francesca Lanzani and Paola Alberti and Patrizia Villa and Claudio Zanna and Maurizio Ceracchi and Massimo Ildebrando and Guido Cavaletti},
  journal={Journal of the peripheral nervous system : JPNS},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={228-36}
}
The assessment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity (CIPN) is still uncertain as several of the most frequently used scales do not rely on a formal neurological evaluation and depend on patients' reports and examiners' interpretations. The aim of this study was to compare the assessment of CIPN using the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria (NCI-CTC) scale and a formal neurological assessment scored with the Total Neuropathy Score (TNS, i.e., a composite scale designed… CONTINUE READING