IASP is pleased to offer a number of resources related to the topic of cancer pain.
IASP Publications Available for Download
Note: These items are in PDF format, and will require a compatible reader to view them. We suggest Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded at the Adobe site.
- The Cancer Patient with Anxiety and Chronic Pain – Author: Ruth H. Steinman. Pain: Clinical Updates, September 2009 (Volume XVII, Issue 4)
- Bone Cancer Pain – Authors: Juan Miguel Jimenez-Andrade and Patrick W. Mantyh. Pain: Clinical Updates, June 2009 (Volume XVII, Issue 2)
- Cancer Pain Management for Developing Countries – Author: Olaitan A. Soyannwo. Pain: Clinical Updates, March 2009 (Volume XVII, Issue 1)
- Symptoms that Cluster Around Cancer Pain: A Research Agenda – Authors: Xin Shelley Wang and Charles S. Cleeland. Pain: Clinical Updates, December 2006 (Volume XIV, Issue 5)
- Outcomes and Effective Pain Treatment – Authors: Harriët Wittink and Daniel B. Carr. Pain: Clinical Updates, January 2008 (Volume XVI, No. 1)
- Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients – Authors: S. Mercadante, and E. Arcuri. Pain: Clinical Updates, March 2006 (Volume XIV, No. 1)
- Pain Control Near the End of Life - Authors: Janet L. Abrahm. Pain: Clinical Updates, March 2003 (Volume XVI, No. 1)
Other Associations and Organizations
American Cancer Society International Program
"The mission of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Because cancer is a global health problem, this mission extends around the world. Cancer is increasing as a leading killer globally, especially in the developing world."
"CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge."
Cancer Research UK
"Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. We support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses."
City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Professional Resource Center
"The purpose of the COH PRC is to serve as a clearinghouse to disseminate information and resources to assist others in improving the quality of pain management and end of life care."
European Association for Palliative Care
"The aim of the EAPC is to promote palliative care in Europe and to act as a focus for all of those who work, or have an interest, in the field of palliative care at the scientific, clinical and social levels."
Help the Hospices
"Help the Hospices is the national charity for the hospice movement, founded in 1984 by Anne, Duchess of Norfolk. Help the Hospices’ vision is of a world in which everyone at the end of life has access to the best possible care. Our mission it to help hospices ensure that the best possible care is provided to all those affected by terminal illness."
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care
"Our Mission is to collaborate and work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and favorable policies around the world."
International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
"The INCTR is dedicated to helping to build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries in which such capacity is presently limited, and thereby to create a foundation on which to build strategies designed to lessen the suffering, limit the number of lives lost, and promote the highest quality of life for children and adults with cancer in these countries, and to increase the quantity and quality of cancer research throughout the world."
International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
"The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations."
"Our goal at Mesothelioma Explained is to provide and explain as much possible about mesothelioma to patients and loved ones. We offer our site as a guide and resource to help explain every option and support resource that is available when in need."
"The Mesothelioma Group is a team of health-care professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families."
"Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment options."
Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
Our network is proud to offer free services and information on the dangers of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cancer. We have created the most extensive prognosis support and information source online, and we have patient advocates available 24/7 to help provide help to those in need at any time.
Mesothelioma Veterans Center
Provides information to U.S. veterans seeking relief from this disease.
National Cancer Institute
"The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training."
"Pallium India seeks to start palliative care facilities, to expand facilities where they exist and to start rehabilitation services for families of patients afflicted by cancer. It also undertakes activities at the national level to ensure availability of opioids."
Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Reference Database
"The Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Reference Database is a searchable database of over 30,000 references related to Cancer Pain and Palliative Care. The database was developed and is maintained by Dr. Nathan Cherny, who is the Director of the Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Service in the Oncology Department at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem."
World Health Organization (WHO) Cancer Resources
"WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."