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Human Studies

2020 Aug 28

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev

Risk of persistent opioid use following major surgery in matched samples of patients with and without cancer.


Falcone M, Luo C, Chen Y, Birtwell D, Cheatle M, Duan R, Gabriel PE, He L, Ko EM, Lenz H-J, Mirkovic N, Mowery DL, Ochroch A AE, Paulson C CE, Schriver E, Schnoll RA, Bekelman JE, Lerman C
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Aug 28.
PMID: 32859580.


The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions, yet risk of persistent opioid use following curative intent surgery for cancer and factors influencing this risk are not well understood.