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Thursday, July 28, 2016

ASCO: Always screen cancer survivors for chronic pain 



ASCO: Always screen cancer survivors for chronic pain

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Key clinical point: Screen all survivors of adult cancers for chronic pain at every visit.
Major finding: An estimated 14 million adults with a history of cancer are living in the United States alone, and the prevalence of chronic pain related to their malignancy is reported to be as high as 40%.
Data source: The first ASCO clinical practice guideline for managing chronic pain in survivors of adult cancers.
Disclosures: This work was supported by ASCO. Dr. Paice reported having no relevant financial disclosures; some of her associates reported financial ties to industry.

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