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The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Release: Top Cancer Groups Fund Study Of State Pain Policies



6/14/2006 1:26:49 PM

DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic pain is a part of daily life for more than 50 percent of all cancer patients and survivors and for more than 75 percent of those with advanced stages of the disease -- figures that have remained unchanged for decades, despite advances in therapeutic options to address pain. In an unprecedented effort to promote better pain control, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and the American Cancer Society announce the joint funding of a nationwide project to evaluate pain management policies in the states.

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