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    Thirty-three per cent from the respondents have been aged 40 years or less, 46 had been aged 409 years, and 21 were aged 50 years or additional. When it comes to specialty, 32.two , 31.2 , 21.four , 7.four and 7.eight specialised in gastrointestinal oncology, thoracic oncology, haemato ncology, breast cancer and other folks, respectively. 2 Administration preference for numbness and discomfort One of the most regularly administered drugs for the remedy of numbness had been antiepileptic drugs like pregabalin (A=68.three , A+B=98.7 ), vitamin B12 (A=42.7 , A+B=74.7 ), Kampo compounds which include goshajinkigan (A=24.1 , A+B=58.7 ) and duloxetine (A=21.0 , A+B=46.8 ), as shown in figure 1. For discomfort, by far the most frequently prescribed drugs have been NSAIDs (A=71.7 , A+B=97.7 ) followed by opioids (A=40.9 , A+B=83.1 ) or antiepileptic drugs (A=42.six , A+B=82.1 ), as shown in figure 2. Three respondents (0.1 ) also talked about administering acetaminophen for each numbness and pain. Expectation for the effect on numbness or discomfort in every single drug Marked differences had been observed within the frequency of administration among the drugs administered for the management of numbness and for discomfort. To get a drug, an all round value indicating frequency of administration was calculated by subtracting the percentage of (A+B) for discomfort remedy frequency in the percentage of (A+B) for numbness therapy frequency. This outcome is shown in figure three. On the basis on the benefits, the drugs could possibly be clearly divided into 3 groups. The first included drugs using a distinction of +40 in terms of their preferred use for numbness as opposed to discomfort, and included vitamin B12 along with the Kampo compound goshajinkigan. The second group included drugs having a distinction of -40 when it comes to their preferred use for pain as opposed to numbness and integrated NSAIDs and opioids. Duloxetine, other antidepressants along with the antiepileptic drug pregabalin have been administered almost equally for discomfort and numbness, and made up the final group. The same trend was obtained by subtracting the percentage of A for numbness treatment frequency from the percentage of A for discomfort therapy frequency for each drug.DISCUSSION The respondents to this questionnaire were JSMO specialists, but we cannot be specific that the results reflect the opinions of all JSMO specialists, for the reason that the rate of response for the questionnaire was only 30.9 . Having said that, this rate of response nonetheless suggests a powerful concern about CIPN amongst JSMO specialists. A big proportion with the JSMO respondents have been aged in their 40s, and most specialised in fields linked with internal medicine, which includes gastrointestinal and thoracic oncology also as haemato ncology, and only a number of specialised in fields such as gynaecological, orthopaedic or urological oncology. The outcomes in the questionnaire revealed that several drugs are extremely regularly administered for the management of CIPN in Japan. Even so, the effect with the drugs could not be evaluated inside the present survey.WAY 316606 In stock Hirayama Y, et al. ESMO Open 2016;1:e000053. doi:ten.1136/esmoopen-2016-Open AccessFigure 1 Administration preference for numbness from CIPN.