Augusto Caraceni, Geoffrey Hanks and Stein Kaasa EAPC Research Network (EAPC-RN) and European Center for Palliative Care Research (PRC)
It is a pleasure for us to make this personal contact with you in order to share the publication of the updated version of the EAPC recommendations on the use of opioids for cancer pain.
Use of opioid analgesics in the treatment of cancer pain: evidence-based recommendations from the EAPC. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Feb;13(2):e58-e68.
Caraceni A, Hanks G, Kaasa S, Bennett MI, Brunelli C, Cherny N, Dale O, De Conno F, Fallon M, Hanna M, Haugen DF, Juhl G, King S, Klepstad P, Laugsand EA, Maltoni M, Mercadante S, Nabal M, Pigni A, Radbruch L, Reid C, Sjogren P, Stone PC, Tassinari D, Zeppetella G; for the European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC); on behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC).
Our intention is to disseminate and to facilitate the use and the impact of this EAPC document, according to all different needs. This message is a preliminary contact to allow those who have access to the Lancet Oncology to have a look at the recommendations and reflect on the use they can make of them in their professions, at their institutions and at local political level.
With warmest regards and our compliments.