Inclusion of Adolescents and Young Adults in Cancer Clinical Trials

Aaron R. Weiss, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, Matthew A. Kutny, Wendy Stock, Kristin Stegenga, David R. Freyer

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Objectives: To discuss recent and current initiatives to increase enrollment of adolescents and young adult (AYA) cancer patients onto National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials to improve outcomes. Data Sources: Peer-reviewed publications, websites of professional organizations. Conclusion: Despite many challenges facing AYAs, recent studies illustrate that AYA-focused cancer clinical trials can be successfully developed and conducted. Development of the National Cancer Institute National Clinical Trials Network and related AYA-focused initiatives create new opportunities to expand clinical trials that serve AYAs. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses can influence AYA outcomes by leveraging their roles as educators and collaborators to increase participation in cancer clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • AYA
  • Adolescent and young adult
  • Cancer
  • Clinical trials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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