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2022 Apr

Contemp Clin Trials Commun


Virtual reality for management of cancer pain: Study rationale and design.


Groninger H, Stewart D, Wesley D, Cowgill J, Mete M
Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Apr; 26:100895.
PMID: 35128143.


Patients with cancer commonly experience acute and/or chronic moderate to severe pain related to disease, treatment, or both. While pain management strategies typically focus on drug therapies, non-pharmacological interventions may prove beneficial without risk of significant clinical side effects or contraindications. One novel strategy, virtual reality, has been shown to improve pain control in addition to usual pharmacological interventions.