The Cancer Pain Research Consortium (CPRC) is a 501 (c)3 organization founded to improve the management of cancer-related pain through interdisciplinary collaboration in research, the development of best practice guidelines, and education for physicians and patients.


To generate and promote interdisciplinary, patient-centered, evidence-based care for cancer-related pain and suffering.


In December 2012, a group of physicians with an interest in the treatment of cancer pain, with representation from multiple specialties met in Las Vegas, Nevada under the leadership of Dr. Bill Rosenberg. The physicians in attendance identified a need for the formation of an interdisciplinary group to improve the care of patients suffering from cancer-related pain. Each specialty, from Medical and Radiation Oncology to Neurosurgery and Physiatry, have important roles in the treatment of cancer patients. 

Member Organizations


We are building a global, multi-disciplinary workforce that is changing how cancer pain is treated. To this end, CPRC is becoming the world leader in advancing multi-modal cancer pain intervention.


Patient Centric  Everything we do, as members and collectively as a consortium, is in service of our patients’ best interests.

Trust  Consistently demonstrate compassion, competency and responsibility; act as exemplary stewards of our resource and partnerships.

Diversity  Include, reflect, and support perspectives from across all of our professional and patient populations.


  1. Expanding the global hub for best practices (Research, Education, Training)
  2. Patient empowerment and access
  3. Establishing a development and research fund
  4. Membership growth