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Cancer pain: Journals & articles

This page contains information about accessing online journals and articles, as well as linked lists of articles and journal titles related to cancer pain management.

Articles of interest

Last updated: 18 February 2021

ArticlesKutay Yazici K, Kaya M, Aksu B, Ünver S. The effect of perioperative lidocaine infusion on postoperative pain and postsurgical recovery parameters in gynecologic cancer surgery. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2021 Feb 1;37(2):126-132. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000900. 

ArticlesChung M, Kim HK, Abdi S. Update on cannabis and cannabinoids for cancer pain. Current Opinion Anaesthesiology. 2020 Dec;33(6):825-831. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000934. 

ArticlesDe Groef A, Penen F, Dams L, Van der Gucht E, Nijs J, Meeus M. Best-evidence rehabilitation for chronic pain part 2: pain during and after cancer treatment. J Clin Med. 2019 Jul 5;8(7). pii: E979.

ArticlesNadler JW, Quinn TD, Bennett-Guerrero E. Can anesthesiologists affect cancer outcomes? Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal Canadien d'Anesthésie. 2019;66(5):491-494.

ArticlesDatto CJ, Hu Y, Wittbrodt E, Fine PG. Opioid utilization patterns among patients with cancer and non-cancer pain. Journal of Opioid Management. 2019;15(1):11-18.

ArticlesAhmedzai SH, Bautista MJ, Bouzid K, et al. Optimizing cancer pain management in resource-limited settings. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2019;27(6):2113-2124. 

ArticlesBennett MI, Eisenberg E, Ahmedzai SH, et al. Standards for the management of cancer-related pain across Europe-a position paper from the EFIC task force on cancer pain. European Journal of Pain (London, England). 2019;23(4):660-668.

ArticlesDe Laurentis M, Rossana B, Andrea B, Riccardo T, Valentina I. The impact of social-emotional context in chronic cancer pain: patient-caregiver reverberations : social-emotional context in chronic cancer pain. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2019;27(2):705-713. 

Articles​Forget P, Aguirre JA, Bencic I, et al. How anesthetic, analgesic and other non-surgical techniques during cancer surgery might affect postoperative oncologic outcomes: a summary of current state of evidence. Cancers. 2019;11(5). 

Key flowcharts

The below articles contain key flowcharts about cancer pain. 

Articles​Lewis AL, Chaft J, Girotra M, Fischer GW. Immune checkpoint inhibitors: a narrative review of considerations for the anaesthesiologist. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2020;124(3):251-260.

ArticlesGulati A, Shah R, Puttanniah V, Hung JC, Malhotra V. A retrospective review and treatment paradigm of interventional therapies for patients suffering from intractable thoracic chest wall pain in the oncologic population. Pain Medicine. 2015;16(4):802-810.*

Articles​Hutson N, Hung JC, Puttanniah V, Lis E, Laufer I, Gulati A. Interventional pain management for sacroiliac tumors in the oncologic population: a case series and paradigm approach. Pain Medicine. 2017;18(5):959-968.*

NEJM - Topic pages of interest

The New England Journal of Medicine has a number of topic/theme pages with articles and reviews of interest to medical professionals.  The two related to the area of cancer pain are: 

ArticlesPain Management, Addiction, and End‑of‑Life Care, to access these resources click here.

ArticlesEuropean Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), to read new research studies published in the Journal and presented at the ESMO Congress click here

Titles of interest


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