A UNE researcher has been awarded more than $1 million to find a treatment for pain from chemotherapy.
Diana Goode recently received $1.7 million from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and members of the National Institutes of Health to carry out a study.
The goal is to find pain-blocking treatments for peripheral neuropathy, which is numbness, weakness, and pain in the hands and feet associated with chemotherapy.
"I'm sure if you go and talk to all your friends or family, you know at least one individual affected by this, so this is really important research,” Goode said.
She says 68 percent of people who undergo chemotherapy will develop peripheral neuropathy and that the pain doesn't always go away.