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Cancer pain management in adults

Health professionals from all disciplines are being called on to provide comment on a new guideline: Cancer Pain Management in Adults: evidence-based clinical practice guidelines adapted for use in Australia developed by Improving Palliative Care through Clinical Trials (ImPaCCT) and HammondCare.

The guideline, which provides brief, point-of-care recommendations for screening, assessment and management of cancer-related pain in adults, is now open for public consultation online. It also includes recommendations on pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and education adapted from existing international guidelines.

The guideline was informed by the results of an Australian survey of current practice conducted by ImPaCCT, which was completed by 527 respondents in late 2011/early 2012.

Health professionals from all disciplines are invited to advise on ways to improve the guideline's utility and applicability across Australian healthcare settings.

The guideline is available on Cancer Council Australia's Cancer Guidelines Wiki, at:

Information regarding this public consultation can be found at this link:

Public consultation will remain open until 13 January 2013. The guideline will then be revised in light of feedback and piloted as part of a clinical pathway in early 2013.

If you have any questions in regards to this guideline and the public consultation process, please contact Tim Luckett, Project Manager, at 02 9514 4861 or via

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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