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Book and Media Reviews
January 5, 2011

Cancer Pain: Assessment and Management

JAMA. 2011;305(1):99-103. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1942

Cancer Pain: Assessment and Management draws on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of internationally recognized clinicians and researchers. Its editors, Eduardo Bruera and Russell Portenoy, are two of the world's most influential leaders in the charge against cancer-related pain. The text skillfully interweaves fundamental concepts about pain throughout its 10 sections. One author proposes that pain is “perceived damage to the integrity of self.” Each chapter of this book contributes to the reader's understanding of that theory.