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From bedside to bench: Bringing clinical experience to international advocacy work | EAPC Blog


From bedside to bench: Bringing clinical experience to international advocacy work | EAPC Blog. Comments from Lukas Radbruch, Past president of EAPC!

‘Dispensing Comfort” Global cancer pain: A view from PRI’s The World


Since 1996, the Pain and Policy Studies Group (PPSG) has been pointing out the stark differences in opioid consumption around the world through graphs and maps and most recently with Gapminder. But the above infographic by Kim Ducharme and Zia Sobhani takes the cake! To see the bloated shapes of US, Canada and Australia and a … Continue reading

“Palliative care sees the person beyond the cancer”


Bravo to the American Cancer Society for their support of Palliative Care!!!! “Palliative care is all about treating the patient as well as the disease. It’s a big shift in focus for health care delivery — and it works”

Oncologists still not getting cancer pain management right!


In a 1993 ECOG Study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Jamie Von Roenn and colleagues stated that US oncologists were not doing a very good job in treating cancer pain in the early 90s. This and other papers from ECOG, often under the leadership of Charlie Cleeland, were the impetus for efforts to improve … Continue reading

Where is the money to bridge the Cancer Divide? Learning from NCDs in the Jamaican context.


Non Communicable diseases (NCDs) including palliative care were discussed at the United Nations’ New York Headquarters in September with a High Level Meeting.  Talk but few commitments to the growing problem of NCDs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). Margaret Chan, the WHO DIrector-General, made the a further call for resources for prevent and … Continue reading

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