Adult cancer pain, version 3.2019

Academic Article


  • In recent years, the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Adult Cancer Pain have undergone substantial revisions focusing on the appropriate and safe prescription of opioid analgesics, optimization of nonopioid analgesics and adjuvant medications, and integration of nonpharmacologic methods of cancer pain management. This selection highlights some of these changes, covering topics on management of adult cancer pain including pharmacologic interventions, nonpharmacologic interventions, and treatment of specific cancer pain syndromes. The complete version of the NCCN Guidelines for Adult Cancer Pain addresses additional aspects of this topic, including pathophysiologic classification of cancer pain syndromes, comprehensive pain assessment, management of pain crisis, ongoing care for cancer pain, pain in cancer survivors, and specialty consultations.
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    Author List

  • Swarm RA; Paice JA; Anghelescu DL; Are M; Bruce JY; Buga S; Chwistek M; Cleeland C; Craig D; Gafford E
  • Start Page

  • 977
  • End Page

  • 1007
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 8