Marco Cascella

Istituto Nazionale Tumori - Fondazione 'G. Pascale'

Marco Cascella, MD, works in the Department of Anesthesia Pain Medicine and Supportive Care at the National Cancer Institute, Fondazione 'G. Pascale” – IRCCS, Naples, Italy, where he is involved in conducting clinical and pre-clinical research projects in anesthesia and pain medicine. He is also Professor of Physiology on the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques at the Faculty of Medicine, University 'Federico II”, Naples, and Professor of Anesthesia, and Pneumology on the Degree Course of School of Nursing at the same University. Dr. Cascella graduated in Medicine and Surgery with honors, in 1997, at the Second University of Naples and then undertook postgraduate studies in anesthesia and intensive care, gaining his doctorate in 2001. He is a member of the expert committee in cancer pain and palliative care of the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Reanimation, and Intensive Care (SIAARTI). He acts as a research editor for the Italian Ministry of Health and is an editorial board member of several medical journals. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences and conventions and is the author of about 100 scientific publications, books, book chapters, etc. in the fields of anesthesia, pathophysiology, treatment of pain, oncology, and palliative care.

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Although there have been notable advances in pain medicine in recent decades, pain relief often remains an unmet need in both acute and primary or secondary chronic painful conditions. This poses a great challenge because pain as a symptom and pain as a disease are leading causes of suffering and disability. This book analyzes several important aspects of pain treatment, from acute pain in surgical settings to chronic pain in cancer and other diseases, from opioids research to interventional procedures, and from optimization of conventional strategies to innovative therapeutic approaches. Coverage of these topics is augmented with attractive iconography and up-to-date references. This volume is an important source for specialized pain therapists, owing to the comprehensive coverage of the topics and the scientific value of each chapter. Furthermore, for nonspecialized physicians, it is a very useful guide for managing different types of pain.

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