This comprehensive, peer-reviewed and evidence-based guideline provides an update to the 1994 AHCPR Management of Cancer Pain.
These guidelines are no longer viewed as guidance for current medical practice, and are provided for archival purposes only.
Before accessing an electronic version of an outdated Clinical Practice Guideline, please be advised of the following:
The American Pain Society presents the Guideline for the Management of Cancer Pain in Adults and Children. This new, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based guideline reflects the significant changes that have occurred in the medical professions understanding of the causes of pain and how to assess and manage it to reduce suffering by people with cancer. Regulatory changes that affect pain management in all patient-care settings accompany this increased knowledge about pain management. In recognition of the vastly improved knowledge base for managing cancer pain, the American Pain Society appointed an interdisciplinary panel, chaired by Drs. Christine Miaskowski and James Cleary, to incorporate these changes into the guideline.