Cancer-related complications: Pain and thrombosis

Host: Marie Fallon, University of Edinburgh
Host: Simon Noble, Cardiff University

11:00-12:30

Room: Hall 1B

Pain remains one of the most feared aspects of cancer – both due to the cancer itself and to its treatment. This session will provide an update in both the basic science of pain, and the latest clinical trial results to guide practice, and future directions.

Thrombosis is a neglected but common complication of cancer and cancer treatments. Unexpected by the patient, and mimicking symptoms caused by the cancer, it significantly impacts on patient’s quality of life, survival and ability to tolerate cancer treatments. This session will present the state of the art with regard to basic science and evidence to inform clinical management.

Confirmed speakers:
Marie Fallon, University of Edinburgh
Simon Noble, Cardiff University
Agnes Lee, The University of British Columbia
Mike Bennett, University of Leeds

What works and what doesn’t in cancer pain: A summary of recent clinical trial evidence
Pathophysiology of Cancer Associated Thrombosis