Proof of Concept
The treatment of Cancer-induced Bone pain (CIBP) is extremely problematic. Often a dull pain, constantly present and gradually increasing in intensity with time, it compromises the patient’s ability to function and reduce the quality of life. Satisfactory alleviation of pain is rarely achieved. It has been increasingly recognized that one of the main reasons for these disappointing results is related to patient-specific reaction to pain. It depends on a complex set of physiological and psychological characteristics for each patient. The aetiology of patient pain can also be varied and multiple. Disease and therapy history are key parameters. As a result, drug developments in CIBP and the individual management of patients’ pain are exceedingly challenging. ONCOPAIN is a project developed in collaboration with academical centers.
Tools4Patient is developing innovative tools to profile patients and their needs. These tools will also have great value in the design and management of clinical trials of new medicines necessary for improved pain management.