ASCO Publishes New Guidelines on Chronic Pain Management for Survivors

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

October 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM

This past July, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a new clinical practice guideline that focuses on chronic pain management in adult cancer survivors. A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers developed the guideline to address the lack of effective pain management methodology for treating cancer survivors. Many survivors deal with residual pain from their treatments, and while there are guidelines for managing chronic pain for those undergoing treatment, this is the first guideline specifically targeting post-treatment survivors.

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Topics: survivorship, oncology, pain management

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