The Stop Cancer PAIN trial - A guideline implementation

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a suite of strategies designed to implement Australian clinical practice guidelines to improve pain outcomes in adult outpatients with cancer in metropolitan, regional and rural oncology, and palliative care settings


University of Sydney 


National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Accelerator Research Grant 

Principal investigators 

  • Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Melanie Lovell - Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney  
  • Site Investigator: Associate Professor Odette Spruyt - Palliative care consultant 

Contact details 

Dr Tim Luckett 

University of Technology Sydney 

Phone: (02) 9514 4861 

Project status


Publications and presentations 

  • Lovell, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Stubbs, J., Agar, M., Boyle, F., Forster, B., Marie, N., Spruyt, O., Hosie, A., Birch, M., Phillips, J. Implementation Strategies for Cancer Pain Management Guidelines, Palliative Medicine online 
  • Lovell. M., Luckett, T., Phillips. J. Boyle. F., Davidson. P.M., Stubbs, J., Birch, M., Spruyt, O., Agar, M. Cancer Pain: closing the evidence-practice gap: a transitional research program, December, Melbourne, Aus
  • Lovell, MR., Birch, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, PM., Phillips, J., Agar, M., Boyle, FM., Stubbs, J., Spruyt, O. Pilot of Pain Indicator audit tool as part of a complex intervention to improve cancer pain outcome. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology 10:45-45 December 2014