Frank Porreca, PhD

Cancer Biology Program
Frank Porreca, PhD


Frank Porreca is Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology and a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. His laboratory studies mechanisms of chronic pain states including neuropathic, inflammatory, visceral, headache and cancer pain and mechanisms of opioid-induced hyperalgesia. He has trained many students and post-doctoral fellows and has published many peer-reviewed papers and other scientific writings. Among his awards and recognition, Professor Porreca was the recipient of the Ronald Melzack Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain, the F.W. Kerr Award from the American Pain Society and the P.D. Wall Award from the British Pain Society.

Cancer Focus

Cancer pain