Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Melatonin may prevent cancer-treatment pain.

Dr Carole Torsney (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences), Dr Lesley Colvin (Critical Care and Pain Medicine) and colleagues at the University of Aberdeen have published a study indicating that melatonin (often used to treat jet lag) may help reduce the neuropathic pain that is experienced by almost 70% of patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Link to the article on Edinburgh Neuroscience website: