Global Opioid Policy Initiative

The ESMO-led Global Opioid Policy Initiative (GOPI) project results: Availability & accessibility - policy reform is necessary worldwide to improve severe cancer pain management & unnecessary suffering

5 December 2014 ESMO-proposed session during the World Cancer Congess 2014: Cancer Pain Across the World: Global efforts to define and meet the challenges. Chaired by: Nathan Cherny (Israel), James Cleary (United States). Findings from the GOPI will be presented by Nathan Cherny during the session.

2 June 2014 ESMO endorses the ' Prague Charter: Relieving suffering' set up by the European Association for Palliative Care ( EAPC), the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care ( IAHPC), the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance ( WPCA), Human Rights Watch ( HRW) and the Union for International Cancer Control ( UICC).

24 May 2014  ESMO, UICC, NCD Alliance and other endorsing partners issue palliative care statement at  67th World Health Assembly where palliative care resolution adopted

27 Mar 2014 - Nathan Cherny OUP Blog post: Global Opioid Access: WHO accelerates the pace, but we still need to do more 

Results from the ESMO-led GOPI were published in Annals of Oncology in December 2013.