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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Aug 18

J Pain Symptom Manage

Exploring Factors Associated with Long-Term Opioid Therapy in Cancer Survivors:An Integrative Review.


Jones K F, Fu MR, Merlin J, Paice JA, Bernacki R, Lee C, Wood L
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Aug 18.
PMID: 32822751.


The prevalence of chronic pain in cancer survivors is double that of the general US population. Opioids have been the foundation of cancer pain management for decades; however, there is a paucity of literature on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) in cancer survivors. An understanding of factors related to LTOT use in cancer survivors is needed to address chronic pain and balance opioid harms in the expanding population of cancer survivors.