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Human Studies

2020 Jul 01

J Natl Cancer Inst



Predicting Persistent Opioid Use, Abuse and Toxicity Among Cancer Survivors.


Vitzthum LK, Riviere P, Sheridan P, Nalawade V, Deka R, Furnish T, Mell LK, Rose B, Wallace M, Murphy JD
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Jul 01; 112(7):720-727.
PMID: 31754696.


While opioids play a critical role in the management of cancer pain, the ongoing opioid epidemic has raised concerns regarding their persistent use and abuse. We lack data-driven tools in oncology to understand the risk of adverse opioid-related outcomes. This project seeks to identify clinical risk factors and create a risk score to help identify patients at risk of persistent opioid use and abuse.