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New clinical trial hopes to stop chemotherapy side effects

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Numbness, joint pain and muscle cramps are all side effects of chemotherapy that can haunt survivors for years.

It turns out pain medications tend to provide minimal relief.

Now, patients are taking part in a clinical trial that uses toxins from one of the most poisonous animals on the planet to help reduce the amount of cancer-related pain.

Jeanene Parker, with the Medical Center Pain Clinic, stopped by our studios with more information on the trial.

For more information on the trial to stop chemo-induced neuropathy, call Lisa Perry at (405) 248-8003.

You can also visit the trial's website.