This report greatly benefitted from the creative editorial assistance, organizational abilities and insight of Martha Engstrom, M.S. of the Pain Research Group at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
The following contributed to the suggestions for specific research needs, the current barriers to research, and recommendations to improve research in this area:
Ira Byock, M.D.
Missoula Demonstration Project
Patrick Dougherty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Debra Dudgeon, M.D.
Director, Palliative Care Medicine Program
Betty Ferrell, R.N., FAAN, Ph.D.
City of Hope