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    Thirty-three per cent of the respondents have been aged 40 years or much less, 46 were aged 409 years, and 21 had been aged 50 years or far more. In terms of specialty, 32.two , 31.2 , 21.four , 7.four and 7.8 specialised in gastrointestinal oncology, thoracic oncology, haemato ncology, breast cancer and other folks, respectively. 2 Administration preference for numbness and discomfort Probably the most frequently administered drugs for the remedy of numbness were antiepileptic drugs for example pregabalin (A=68.3 , A+B=98.7 ), vitamin B12 (A=42.7 , A+B=74.7 ), Kampo compounds including goshajinkigan (A=24.1 , A+B=58.7 ) and duloxetine (A=21.0 , A+B=46.eight ), as shown in figure 1. For discomfort, the most often prescribed drugs had 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 two. 3 respondents (0.1 ) also talked about administering acetaminophen for both numbness and pain. Expectation for the impact on numbness or discomfort in every single drug Marked variations were observed within the frequency of administration in between the drugs administered for the management of numbness and for pain. To get a drug, an all round value indicating frequency of administration was calculated by subtracting the percentage of (A+B) for pain remedy frequency in the percentage of (A+B) for numbness remedy frequency. This result is shown in figure 3. On the basis from the final results, the drugs could be clearly divided into 3 groups. The very first included drugs with a distinction of +40 in terms of their preferred use for numbness as opposed to pain, and integrated vitamin B12 as well as the Kampo compound goshajinkigan. The second group included drugs having a distinction of -40 with regards to their preferred use for pain as opposed to numbness and integrated NSAIDs and opioids. Duloxetine, other antidepressants plus the antiepileptic drug pregabalin had been administered just about equally for pain and numbness, and created up the final group. The same trend was obtained by subtracting the percentage of A for numbness therapy frequency from the percentage of A for pain treatment frequency for each and every drug.DISCUSSION The respondents to this questionnaire were JSMO specialists, but we can’t be particular that the outcomes reflect the opinions of all JSMO specialists, mainly because the price of response for the questionnaire was only 30.9 . Nevertheless, this price of response nonetheless suggests a robust concern about CIPN amongst JSMO specialists. A large proportion from the JSMO respondents have been aged in their 40s, and most specialised in fields linked with internal medicine, such as gastrointestinal and thoracic oncology too as haemato ncology, and only a handful of specialised in fields such as gynaecological, orthopaedic or urological oncology. The outcomes in the questionnaire revealed that different drugs are very often administered for the management of CIPN in Japan. Nonetheless, the effect from the drugs could not be evaluated inside the present survey.Hirayama Y, et al. ESMO Open 2016;1:N the management of CIPN in future blind RCTs to develop e000053. doi:10.1136/esmoopen-2016-Open AccessFigure 1 Administration preference for numbness from CIPN.