The World Health Organization and Cancer Pain
Since 1980, except for a few experts involved with the issue, cancer pain has been a neglected public health problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) served as a catalyst to develop policies and advance treatment strategies to benefit patients with cancer and pain.
KeywordsPalliative Care Cancer Pain Opioid Analgesic Expert Committee Technical Report Series
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