Marquette University News Release

Cancer pain at the end of life is topic of nursing lecture

December 1, 2010

Dr. Judith Paice will present “The War on Cancer Pain — Making a Difference at the End of Life” for the James J. Wake Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall 111, 530 N. 16th St., Milwaukee. Paice is director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and a research professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Much of Paice’s clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. Her research interests include adverse effects associated with pain medications and quality improvement measures to foster pain relief.

Paice is associate editor of the Journal of Pain and is on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Pain and Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. She has authored more than 150 scientific manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. She is a full member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, was president of the American Pain Society from 2006-08 and was a board member of the International Association for the Study of Pain until 2008. In 2002, the American Pain Society awarded her the Narcessian Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has traveled to the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania and Tajikistan to educate health care professionals about cancer pain relief and palliative care.

The lecture is presented by the Institute for End of Life Care Education at Marquette’s College of Nursing in memory of James Wake, late husband of former Marquette Provost Madeline Wake, who is now Raynor Chair and university professor. James Wake was a chaplain who devoted his career to helping others through social work and chaplaincy. As chaplain, he specialized in end-of-life ministry.

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