The War Against Cancer Pain: Are We Winning?

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Date and Time

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
08:30 – 12:30


E106 (RAI Amsterdam)


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Event/Session Summary

The War Against Cancer Pain: Are We Winning?

Half Day SIG Satellite Symposium

Hosted By: Cancer Pain SIG

  • Pain is the most frequent symptom in the presence of advanced cancer disease
  • One third of cancer patients may receive inadequate analgesia
  • Opioids may not be effective for all types of cancer-related pain<.li>
Pain in advanced disease may be related to the disease itself (eg, cancer), disease treatment (eg, surgery, or osteoporotic collapse from chronic steroid therapy in respiratory disease) or from co-morbid conditions and debility (eg, post-herpetic neuralgia, leg ulcers). Within each of these aetiologies, pain mechanisms may be nociceptive, neuropathic or most commonly a mix of both. Patients with advanced disease commonly experience psychological distress which impacts on pain perception, pain tolerance and response to analgesia. While opioids are often the mainstay of analgesic management, they are seldom effective for all pains and can have significant adverse effects in unskilled hands. Other drug and non-drug approaches should therefore be combined with opioids to improve pain outcomes.


Preliminary Agenda 


Symposium Begins


Opening Remarks


Overview of Cancer Pain Management
Stefan Wirz, MD, PhD (Germany)

Interventional Techniques in Cancer Pain 
Jordi Perez, MD, PhD (Canada)

Psychological Therapies in Cancer Pain Management

Tosin Adekeye (Nigeria)


Morning Coffee Break


The War Against Cancer Pain: Are we Winning?
Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor, MD (Nigeria)

General Discussion
Moderator: Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor, MD (Nigeria)

 12:15 Closing Remarks


End of Symposium


Registration Rates

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*The Developing Country rate is available to residents of countries with a gross national income of less than $15,000,
as defined by the World Bank.