Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

Thyroid Cancer
Survivorship

Bridging the Survivorship Care Gap for Young Adult Survivors of Thyroid Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / September 10, 2017

Although thyroid cancer is among the five most common carcinomas diagnosed in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15 and 39—thyroid cancer is more common in young women than young men and is the most common cancer diagnosed in females between the ages of 15 and 29 and the second ...

Issues in Oncology
Survivorship

How to Help Young Patients Preserve Their Fertility

Jo Cavallo  / August 10, 2017

GUEST EDITOR Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology explores the unique physical, psychosocial, social, emotional, sexual, and financial challenges adolescents and young adults with cancer face. The column is guest edited by Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP, Profe...

Leukemia

Using a Pediatric Treatment Approach to Improve Outcomes for Young Adults With ALL

Jo Cavallo  / June 25, 2017

“I am optimistic the future is bright for our patients with this challenging disease.” — Wendy Stock, MD Three years ago, early results from the U.S. Intergroup C10403 trial,1 which evaluated the effectiveness of treating adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymp...

Breast Cancer
Issues in Oncology

Unique Challenges Facing Young Women With Breast Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / May 25, 2017

Guest Editor Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology explores the unique physical, psychosocial, social, emotional, sexual, and financial challenges adolescents and young adults with cancer face. The column is guest edited by Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP, Associat...

Survivorship

How Stupid Cancer Is Building a Support Community for AYA Survivors

Jo Cavallo  / March 10, 2017

Matthew Zachary In 1995, Matthew Zachary, an aspiring concert pianist and composer, was en route to graduate school to study film composition when he lost all fine-motor coordination in his left hand, was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer (medulloblastoma), told he would never play agai...

Survivorship

Integrating AYA Oncology Care Into the Worlds of Pediatric and Adult Oncology Care to Improve Cancer Outcomes

Jo Cavallo  / December 10, 2016

Brandon M. Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP GUEST EDITORAdolescent and Young Adult Oncology explores the unique physical, psychosocial, social, emotional, sexual, and financial challenges adolescents and young adults with cancer face. The column is guest edited by Brandon M. Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP, A...

Issues in Oncology

Forging Collaboration Between Children’s and Adult Oncology Groups in Designing Trials for Adolescents and Young Adults

Jo Cavallo  / November 10, 2016

Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP Guest Editor Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology explores the unique physical, psychosocial, social, emotional, sexual, and financial challenges adolescents and young adults with cancer face. The column is guest edited by Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP, Ass...

Issues in Oncology

Recognizing the Unique Experiences of Cancer Among Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors

Jo Cavallo  / September 25, 2016

Once clinicians know how adolescents and young adults are being affected by their cancer diagnosis, they can develop appropriate interventions to address their specific concerns. — Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH, FAPOS Studies show that adolescent and young adult cancer surv...

Colorectal Cancer
Issues in Oncology

What’s Driving the Rising Rates of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults?

Jo Cavallo  / July 10, 2016

Guest Editor Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology explores the unique physical, psychosocial, social, emotional, sexual, and financial challenges adolescents and young adults with cancer face. The column is guest edited by Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medica...

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Is Significantly Increasing Among Younger Adults and Being Diagnosed at Later Stages

Charlotte Bath  / April 10, 2015

A growing body of literature indicates that the incidence of colorectal cancer is rising among people under age 50, according to Jason A. Zell, DO, MPH. Dr. Zell is the corresponding author of one of the two recent studies finding significant increases in colorectal cancer among adults aged 20 to 49...

Survivorship

Ongoing Clinical Trials Actively Recruiting Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / April 15, 2014

ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS Study Type: Randomized/interventional Study Title: A Randomized Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer Study Sponsor and Collaborators: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Purpose: Five-year...

Issues in Oncology

Adolescents, Young Adults with Cancer Often Challenged By Unmet Needs Following Treatment 

Margot J. Fromer  / August 15, 2013  / 30499

About 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year, and in the past 30 years, there has been little or no improvement in survival in this population. In addition to the disease itself, they face many other challenges: reentry into schoo...

Survivorship

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program to Lead New Study on Cancer In Young Adults

The ASCO Post  / May 1, 2013

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program and its Directors, K. Scott Baker, MD, and Karen Syrjala, PhD, have been selected to lead a nationwide study that aims to improve long-term health outcomes for cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 39 years. Underway this spring,...

Issues in Oncology

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients Available for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

The ASCO Post  / April 15, 2013  / 30449

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), with support from the NCCN Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation and through collaboration with Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance (Critical Mass), recently announced the availability of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Caring for Ado...

Leukemia

Patients Receiving Higher-intensity Chemotherapy for ALL Are at Greater Risk for Cognitive Deficits, Researchers Report 

Charlotte Bath  / February 1, 2013

Omitting cranial irradiation from the treatment regimen for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may help preserve global cognitive abilities. “Treatment with chemotherapy alone is not without risks,” however, noted researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. “The St. Jude Total...

Survivorship

Experts Seek to Explain the Survival Gap in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / June 15, 2011

While overall cancer survival rates continue to rise-there are nearly 12 million cancer survivors today, according to the latest figures from NCI-most of that improvement is among pediatric and older adult patients. For adolescent and young adult patients with cancer, defined by the NCI as those in ...

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