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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Striving for Safe, Effective, Affordable Care for Cancer Survivors With Chronic Pain:  Another Kind of Moonshot



Another Kind of Moonshot

 The guideline produced 3 items addressing when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain; 4 items about opioid selection, dosage, follow-up, and duration; and 5 items related to assessing risk and addressing the harms of opioid use (Box). Opioid use in cancer care and end-of-life care were excluded from the guidelines. Nevertheless, these recommendations are relevant to the oncology and palliative care community because of the growing population of cancer survivors, many of whom are living with serious chronic pain.

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