A new analysis of men in the CARD study showed that cabazitaxel improved pain response and decreased the likelihood of pain progression compared with either abiraterone or enzalutamide.
Strontium89 (Strontium Chloride Sr-89 injection), a radiopharmaceutical indicated for the relief of bone pain in patients with painful skeletal metastases, has been made available by Q BioMed.
Cancer survivors have a high prevalence of chronic pain.
CDC guidelines published in 2016 on prescribing opioids for chronic pain prompted questions regarding their application to patients with cancer and sickle cell anemia.
Cancer patients more likely to use sublingual tincture form; noncancer patients often use vaporization form
Lazanda (transmucosal immediate release fentanyl [TIRF]) is now available at a 300 mcg dose strength to treat breakthrough cancer pain.
Rotation to methadone as a second-line opioid may be safe and efficacious when using a tiered scheme with close follow-up in patients.
Low-dose morphine may effectively reduce pain intensity compared with weak opioids in patients with cancer who have moderate pain.
A single infusion of ibandronate had outcomes similar to a single dose of radiotherapy for metastatic bone pain in prostate cancer.
Reciprocal relationship between cancer and neurons at play in cancer tumor proliferation and pain sensitization.