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08 December 2012
INPiC Registry to track the role of cordotomy

The Invasive Neurodestructive Procedures in Cancer Pain (INPiC) study group, in collaboration with Dendrite, has established a national registry to track the role of cordotomy in the management of mesothelioma-related pain.

According to the INPic study group, there are around 1,800 new cases of mesothelioma annually in the UK. Palliative care and symptom control is central to the management of patients with mesothelioma and the National Mesothelioma Framework has suggested that patients should have access to services that offer cordotomy as a palliative intervention to provide relief from challenging pain syndromes.

“I am pleased to announce the launch of this important new interventional palliative care registry,” Dr Matthew K Makin, Chief Investigator of the INPiC Study. “There is currently great inequity in the provision of services offering cordotomy and it is hoped the registry will provide much needed evidence to support the provision of cordotomy.”

The registry is funded by an NCRI Lung Cancer SuPaC Research Grant.