Ice Compress-SWOG S2205

Ice Compress: Randomized Trial of Limb Cryocompression Versus Continuous Compression Versus Low Cyclic Compression for the Prevention of Taxane-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy


This phase III trial compares the effect of 3 study approaches in preventing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: 1) cryocompression, 2) continuous compression, and 3) low cyclic compression. Taxane chemotherapy drugs, such as paclitaxel or docetaxel, can cause a nerve disorder called peripheral neuropathy, which can cause numbness, tingling, or pain in the arms and legs. The 3 study approaches will use a device, called the Paxman Limb Cryocompression System, made of wraps that cool and/or compress the arms and legs. This study may help researchers determine if any of the study approaches are able to prevent taxane chemotherapy from causing peripheral neuropathy.

Study Arms

  • Experimental: Arm 1 (Cryocompression)

  • Experimental: Arm 2 (Continuous Compression)
    • Active Comparator: Arm 3 (Low Cyclic Compression)


  • Participants must have a diagnosis of a solid tumor malignancy.

  • Participants must be planning to begin neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy with one of the protocol-specified chemotherapy regimens below for a solid tumor malignancy within 3 calendar days after randomization.
    • Weekly paclitaxel x 12 consecutive weeks
    • Weekly paclitaxel x 12 consecutive weeks + carboplatin (weekly x 12 consecutive weeks or every 3 weeks x 4 consecutive cycles)
    • Paclitaxel + carboplatin every 3 weeks x 6 consecutive cycles without chemotherapy pause for surgery
    • Docetaxel + carboplatin every 3 weeks x 6 consecutive cycles without chemotherapy pause for surgery NOTE: For any of the protocol-specified chemotherapy regimens, concurrent targeted therapy with biologic therapy is allowed. Pembrolizumab (or other immune checkpoint inhibitors), trastuzumab and/or pertuzumab, or bevacizumab are allowed.
  • Participant must be >= 18 years old.
  • Participants must be offered the opportunity to participate in specimen banking. With participant consent, specimens must be collected and submitted via the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Specimen Tracking System.
  • Participants must be able to complete Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) questionnaires in English or Spanish.
  • Participants must 1) agree to complete PROs at all scheduled assessments, and 2) complete the baseline PRO questionnaires within 14 days prior to randomization
  • Participants must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must sign and give informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines.

For participants with impaired decision-making capabilities, legally authorized representatives may sign and give informed consent on behalf of study participants in accordance with applicable federal, local, and Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB) regulations.