Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) for Cancer Pain Relief


Full Title

Adapting Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) for Cancer Pain Relief: The MORE Relief Trial


Chronic pain means pain for the past 3 months and for most days in the last month. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) may help relieve chronic pain in people who have or have had cancer. MBIs are programs that use meditation practices to help people focus on the present moment. They can also encourage the acceptance of thoughts, emotions, and body sensations.

An MBI treatment called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) may help people with cancer who have chronic pain. MORE has been shown to be useful for treating chronic pain in people without cancer. However, it has never been used for chronic pain in people with cancer. Researchers want to learn if 3 different formats of MORE treatment are feasible, meaning people can complete most treatment sessions. They also want to see if participants are satisfied with the treatment. In addition, they will test the effects of the 3 MORE treatment formats on pain relief.

If you join this study, you will be randomly assigned to one of two groups:

  • Group 1 (most participants) will receive 1 of the 3 MORE treatment formats.
  • Group 2 will be put on a waitlist and will receive MORE treatment after a 12-week waiting period.

Who Can Join

To join this study, there are a few conditions. You must:

  • Have had cancer or have cancer that is not getting worse.
  • Have moderate to severe pain for at least 3 months, and at least 15 days with pain in the last 30 days.
  • Be able to speak English.
  • Be age 18 or older.


For more information about this study, please call the MORE study coordinator at 646-608-8573 or email [email protected]




Phase II (phase 2)



Karolina Bryl

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