Share of Cost, Cancer Pain Frequently Undertreated, Especially Among Minorities

Thursday, Jan. 17th 2013 4:12 PM

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that over 33.3% of individuals suffering from invasive cancer do not receive sufficient pain medication, with minorities twice as likely not to receive analgesics. Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, the study is the largest prospective assessment ever conducted in an outpatient setting regarding cancer pain and related symptoms. This first comprehensive study to examine the adequacy of pain management in cancer care was published nearly two decades ago by Charles Cleeland, Ph.D.

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