Adult cancer pain: Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™

Robert Swarm*, Doralina L. Anghelescu, Costantino Benedetti, Barry Boston, Charles Cleeland, Nessa Coyle, Oscar A. DeLeon-Casasola, Anthony Eidelman, June G. Eilers, Betty Ferrell, Stuart A. Grossman, Nora A. Janjan, Michael H. Levy, Maureen Lynch, Gustavo S. Montana, Suzanne Nesbit, Linda Oakes, Eugenie A. Obbens, Judy Paice, Karen L. SyrjalaSusan Urba, Sharon M. Weinstein

*Corresponding author for this work

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In most patients, cancer pain can be successfully controlled with appropriate techniques and safe drugs. The overall approach to pain management encompassed in these guidelines is comprehensive. It is based on objective pain assessments, uses both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions, and requires ongoing reevaluation of the patient. The panel advises that cancer pain can be well controlled in most patients if the algorithms presented are systematically applied, carefully monitored, and tailored to the needs of the individual patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-751
Number of pages26
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Cancer
  • Malignancy
  • NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Pain
  • Pain assessment
  • Pain intensity rating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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