News & Events
On Thursday, June 30, from noon-1pm, CHAMPP Co-Director Dr. Hailey Bulls gave a presentation for the Health Services Research Seminar Series entitled "Cancer, Pain, and Opioids: Intersecting Challenges."
CHAMPP Special Launch Event was held on January 26, 2021
We were thrilled to have guest speaker Dr. Carmen Green at our first special launch event, co-hosted with PCPR. Dr. Green is a nationally renowned pain scholar and will be speaking on disparities in pain care, a topic that is of great importance to the field and a priority for CHAMPP. During this event, Core Investigators introduced CHAMPP, Dr. Green presented "The unequal burdens and unheard voices of chronic pain: Causes and consequences", and participants had the opportunity for Q&A.
Opioids are a cornerstone of cancer pain management, but there is a lack of consensus on how to treat pain in cancer patients who also have struggled with opioid use disorder or prescription opioid misuse. In a study published today in JAMA Oncology, CHAMPP Director Dr. Jessica Merlin and first author Katie Fitzgerald Jones MSN outline guidance for treating such patients and highlight obstacles and opportunities for better integration of addiction treatment in cancer care.
Read the press release at https://www.upmc.com/media/news/063022-opioid-misuse and the JAMA Oncology study at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2793858.