Number 6 / November 2008

Oncology Nursing Forum

The mission of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an official publication of ONS, is to:

  • Convey research information related to practice, technology, education, and leadership.
  • Disseminate oncology nursing research and evidence-based practice to enhance transdisciplinary quality cancer care.
  • Stimulate discussion of critical issues relevant to oncology nursing.
Journal Editor Anne Katz, PhD, RN, 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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