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New guideline addresses chronic pain in patients with cancer

KEY POINT

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released evidence-based guidance on management of chronic cancer pain in adults that focused on screening; treatment and care options; and risk assessment, mitigation, and universal precautions with opioid use.

SOURCES

Paice, JA et al. Management of chronic pain in survivors of adult cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2016;[Epub ahead of print].