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2022 Sep 14

Palliat Med

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in cancer pain: A database analysis to determine recruitment feasibility for a clinical trial.


Page AJ, Spencer K, Mulvey MR, Laird BJA, Bennett MI
Palliat Med. 2022 Sep 14:2692163221122263.
PMID: 36113099.


Insufficient evidence exists to support or refute use of NSAIDs for managing cancer pain. Palliative physicians support a placebo-controlled trial of NSAIDs as strong opioid adjuncts for cancer-induced bone pain as the most pragmatic design to benefit clinical practice.