Canadian adolescents and young adults with cancer: opportunity to improve coordination and level of care
- Cancer in adolescents and young adults in north Netherlands (1989-2003): increased incidence, stable survival and high incidence of second primary tumours. J. C. van Gaal; E. Bastiaannet; M. Schaapveld; R. Otter; J. C. Kluin-Nelemans; E. S. J. M. de Bont; W. T. A. van der Graaf // Annals of Oncology;Feb2009, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p365
Background: Lack of survival improvement in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer has led to increased awareness of this young population. Design: We carried out a population-based study of incidence and survival of primary tumours and second primary tumours in patients aged...
- Development of cancer needs questionnaire for parents and carers of adolescents and young adults with cancer. Carey, Mariko; Clinton-McHarg, Tara; Sanson-Fisher, Robert; Shakeshaft, Anthony // Supportive Care in Cancer;May2012, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p991
Purpose: In order to improve the service delivery for the parents and carers of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, it is important to develop measures which assess the specific issues and concerns faced by this group. The aims of this study were to describe the development and...
- AYA in the United States. International Perspectives on AYAO, Part 5. Johnson, Rebecca H. // Journal of Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology;Dec2013, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p167
Within the past decade, the discipline of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology has taken root in the United States. It arose from the observation that survival improvements for 15-39-year-olds have lagged behind those of both children and older adults. Rapid progress in this new area has...
- Unmet Support Service Needs and Health-Related Quality of Life among Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: The AYA HOPE Study. Smith, Ashley Wilder; Parsons, Helen M.; Kent, Erin E.; Bellizzi, Keith M.; Zebrack, Brad J.; Keel, Gretchen; Lynch, Charles F.; Rubenstein, Mara B.; Keegan, Theresa H. M. // Frontiers in Oncology;Mar2013, Vol. 3, Special section p1
Introduction: Cancer for adolescents and young adults (AYA) differs from younger and older patients; AYA face medical challenges while navigating social and developmental transitions. Research suggests that these patients are under- or inadequately served by current support services, which may...
- Use of Appropriate Initial Treatment Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer. Potosky, Arnold L.; Harlan, Linda C.; Albritton, Karen; Cress, Rosemary D.; Friedman, Debra L.; Hamilton, Ann S.; Kato, Ikuko; Keegan, Theresa H. M.; Keel, Gretchen; Schwartz, Stephen M.; Seibel, Nita L.; Shnorhavorian, Margarett; West, Michele M.; Xiao-Cheng Wu // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;Nov2014, Vol. 106 Issue 11, p1
Background There has been little improvement in the survival of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients aged 15 to 39 years relative to other age groups, raising the question of whether such patients receive appropriate initial treatment. Methods We examined receipt of initial cancer...
- Trends in cancer mortality in Japanese adolescents and young adults aged 15â€“29 years, 1970â€“2006. Yang, L.; Fujimoto, J.; Qiu, D.; Sakamoto, N. // Annals of Oncology;Apr2009, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p758
Objective: The primary objective of this study is to describe cancer mortality rates and trends among Japanese adolescents and young adults aged 15â€“29 years for the period 1970â€“2006.
- Coping WITH Cancer. Webb, Sarah // Current Health 2;Nov2007, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses a variety of issues concerning cancer in teenagers, including the challenges associated with it and the special needs of cancer patients.
- Survival lags for adolescents, young adults with cancer. Lawrence, Leah // Hem/Onc Today;11/10/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 21, p1
The article reports on the lack of progress in cancer survival rates among patients aged 15 to 39 years during the last 20 years.
- Young adults with cancer may be a 'lost generation.'. Wood, William // Hem/Onc Today;11/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 21, p60
The author comments on the national argument in favor of increasing focus on cancer patients between 16 and 39 years stating that this group represents a lost generation in cancer care. The author noted that while outcomes improved since the 1970s for younger and older patients, the rate of...