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Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain

The Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP) was developed as a revised version of the Edmonton Staging System (ESS) and was renamed to reflect the  intended use for cancer pain classification as a standardized assessment aid to guide clinical management.

The Administration Manual will provide information on the development of the ECS-CP and a detailed guide for use in clinical practice: ECS-CP Manual.pdf
For a quick-user guide refer to: Quick User Guide.pdf

Core References
Fainsinger, R., Nekolaichuk, C., Lawlor, P., Neumann, C., Hanson, J., & Vigano, A.  A multicentre validation study of the Revised Edmonton Staging System for classifying cancer pain in advanced cancer patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2005; 29(3), 224-237.
Nekolaichuk C, Fainsinger R, Lawlor P.  A validation study of a pain classification system for advanced cancer patients using content experts:  The Edmonton classification system for cancer pain.  Palliative Medicine 2005; 19(6):466-476.
Fainsinger RL, Nekolaichuk CL. A “TNM” classification system for cancer pain: The Edmonton classification system for Cancer pain (ECS-CP). Supportive Care in Cancer 2008 16(6):547-555
Fainsinger RL, Nekolaichuk CL.  Cancer pain assessment – Can we predict the need for specialist input?  European J of Cancer 2008; 44(8):1072-1077.
Fainsinger RL, Fairchild A, Nekolaichuk C, Lawlor P, Lowe S, Hanson J.  Is pain intensity a predictor of the complexity of cancer pain management?  J of Clinical Oncology 2009; 27(4):585-590.
Knudsen AK, Aass N, Fainsinger R, et al.  Classification of pain in cancer patients – a systematic literature review.  Palliative Medicine 2009; 23(4):295-308
Fainsinger RL, Nekolaichuk C, Lawlor P, et al.  An International Multicentre Validation Study of a Pain Classification System for Cancer Patients.  Euro J of Cancer 2010;46(16):2865-2866.

Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain Symposium