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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: 21 February 2020

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.*

*See the above articles for key flowcharts about cancer pain. 


Articles​De 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.

OlarteArticles JM. Breakthrough cancer pain and rational drug use. Supportive care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2017;25:11-17.


Han CJ, Chi NC, Han S, et al. Communicating caregivers' challenges with cancer pain management: an analysis of home hospice visits. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018;55(5):1296-1303.


Fujii A, Yamada Y, Takayama K, et al. Longitudinal assessment of pain management with the pain management index in cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2017;25(3):925-932.


Mercadante S, Bruera E. Methadone as a first-line opioid in cancer pain management: a systematic review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018;55(3):998-1003.


Datto 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. 


Ahmedzai SH, Bautista MJ, Bouzid K, et al. Optimizing cancer pain management in resource-limited settings. Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2019;27(6):2113-2124.


Fortier MA, Chung WW, Martinez A, Gago-Masague S, Sender L. Pain buddy: a novel use of m-health in the management of children's cancer pain. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2016;76:202-214.


Mercadante S. Parenteral routes for opioid administration in cancer pain management. European Journal of Internal Medicine. 2016;34:40.


Zajączkowska R, Leppert W, Mika J, et al. Perioperative immunosuppression and risk of cancer progression: the impact of opioids on pain management. Pain Research & Management. 2018;2018:9293704-9293704.


Yen TY, Chiou JF, Chiang WY, et al. Proportional dose of rapid-onset opioid in breakthrough cancer pain management: an open-label, multicenter study. Medicine. 2018;97(30):11593.


Bennett 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.


Carmona-Bayonas A, Jiménez Fonseca P, Virizuela Echaburu J. Tapentadol for cancer pain management: a narrative review. Pain Practice : The Official Journal of World Institute of Pain. 2017;17(8):1075-1088.


Breivik H. Terminal cancer pain intractable by conventional pain management can be effectively relieved by intrathecal administration of a local anaesthetic plus an opioid and an alfa2-agonist into the cerebro-spinal-fluid. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 2017;14:71-73. 


De 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 : Official Journal of the Multinational 


Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2019;27(2):705-713. 


Perez J, Olivier S, Rampakakis E, Borod M, Shir Y. The McGill University health centre cancer pain clinic: a retrospective analysis of an interdisciplinary approach to cancer pain management. Pain Research & Management. 2016;2016:2157950-2157950.

ArticlesScarborough BM, Smith CB. Optimal pain management for patients with cancer in the modern era: pain management for patients with cancer. Ca: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 2018;68(3):182-196.

ArticlesFallon M, Giusti R, Aielli F, et al. Management of cancer pain in adult patients: ESMO clinical practice guidelines. Annals of Oncology. 2018;29(Supplement_4):191. 

ArticlesChwistek M. Recent advances in understanding and managing cancer pain. F1000research. 2017;6:945-945. 

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). 


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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