Number 6 / November 2008

Oncology Nursing Forum

The mission of the Oncology Nursing Forum is to disseminate the findings from oncology nursing research and to foster the translation of research evidence to practice.

Journal Editor Debra Lyon, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

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November 2008
Vol. 35, No. 6

Supplement, November 2008, Pain and Opioids

The undertreatment of cancer pain remains a significant clinical problem. Of note, large variability exists in pain among individuals. Inadequately controlled pain results in unnecessary suffering and a diminished ability to tolerate primary cancer therapy. New drug formulations and delivery systems are under development, and new approaches are required to individualize pain management.

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