Animal models of cancer pain.

  title={Animal models of cancer pain.},
  author={Cholawat Pacharinsak and A. D. Beitz},
  journal={Comparative medicine},
  volume={58 3},
Modern cancer therapies have significantly increased patient survival rates in both human and veterinary medicine. Since cancer patients live longer they now face new challenges resulting from severe, chronic tumor-induced pain. Unrelieved cancer pain significantly decreases the quality of life of such patients; thus the goal of pain management is to not only to alleviate pain, but also to maintain the patient's physiological and psychological well-being. The major impediment for developing new… CONTINUE READING
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