Nearly 1/3 of U.S. Cancer Patients Suffer From Significant Pain But Pain Can Be Reduced or Eliminated

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Cancer Society

    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally renowned oncologists will
 introduce a new resource at a New York press conference on April 3 to help
 cancer patients work more effectively with their doctors to make informed
 decisions about available pain treatment options.
 
     The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) -- an alliance of 19 of
 the world's leading cancer centers -- and the American Cancer Society (ACS)
 have developed their first cooperative supportive care patient guideline --
 Cancer Pain Treatment Guidelines for Patients.
 
     Issues to be discussed include:
 
     * Latest pain treatment options
     * Undertreatment of pain
     * Drug addiction and painkiller abuse
     * How pain can be reduced or eliminated
     * Patient perspective on pain
 
     Time and Location:
 
     Tuesday, April 3, 10:00 AM
     Room 407, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1605 Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets
 
     Participants
 
     * William T. McGivney, PhD, CEO, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
 
     * Robert C. Young, MD, President-elect, American Cancer Society;
 
     * President, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia
 
     * Richard Payne, MD, Chief, Pain & Palliative Care Service, Department of
       Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
 
     * Stuart Grossman, MD, Professor of Oncology, Medicine and Neurosurgery,
       Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore
 
     * Betty Ferrell, RN, Ph.D., Professor, Nursing Research and Education,
       City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angeles
 
     * Graceanne Koslak, lymphoma, breast cancer and lung cancer survivor
 
     Other oncologists and pain experts will also be available, including a
 Spanish-speaking physician
 
 

SOURCE American Cancer Society
    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally renowned oncologists will
 introduce a new resource at a New York press conference on April 3 to help
 cancer patients work more effectively with their doctors to make informed
 decisions about available pain treatment options.
 
     The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) -- an alliance of 19 of
 the world's leading cancer centers -- and the American Cancer Society (ACS)
 have developed their first cooperative supportive care patient guideline --
 Cancer Pain Treatment Guidelines for Patients.
 
     Issues to be discussed include:
 
     * Latest pain treatment options
     * Undertreatment of pain
     * Drug addiction and painkiller abuse
     * How pain can be reduced or eliminated
     * Patient perspective on pain
 
     Time and Location:
 
     Tuesday, April 3, 10:00 AM
     Room 407, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1605 Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets
 
     Participants
 
     * William T. McGivney, PhD, CEO, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
 
     * Robert C. Young, MD, President-elect, American Cancer Society;
 
     * President, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia
 
     * Richard Payne, MD, Chief, Pain & Palliative Care Service, Department of
       Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
 
     * Stuart Grossman, MD, Professor of Oncology, Medicine and Neurosurgery,
       Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore
 
     * Betty Ferrell, RN, Ph.D., Professor, Nursing Research and Education,
       City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angeles
 
     * Graceanne Koslak, lymphoma, breast cancer and lung cancer survivor
 
     Other oncologists and pain experts will also be available, including a
 Spanish-speaking physician
 
 SOURCE  American Cancer Society