Next steps for adolescent and young adult oncology workshop: An update on progress and recommendations for the future

Ashley Wilder Smith, Nita L. Seibel, Denise R. Lewis, Karen H. Albritton, Donald F. Blair, Charles D. Blanke, W. Archie Bleyer, David R. Freyer, Ann M. Geiger, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, James V. Tricoli, Lynne I. Wagner, Bradley J. Zebrack

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Abstract

Each year, 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between ages 15 and 39 years in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. In 2006, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Progress Review Group (PRG) examined the state of science associated with cancer among AYAs. To assess the impact of the PRG and examine the current state of AYA oncology research, the NCI, with support from the LIVESTRONG Foundation, sponsored a workshop entitled "Next Steps in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology" on September 16 and 17, 2013, in Bethesda, Maryland. This report summarizes the findings from the workshop, opportunities to leverage existing data, and suggestions for future research priorities. Multidisciplinary teams that include basic scientists, epidemiologists, trialists, biostatisticians, clinicians, behavioral scientists, and health services researchers will be essential for future advances for AYAs with cancer. Cancer 2016;122:988-999.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)988-999
Number of pages12
JournalCancer
Volume122
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • biology
  • cancer
  • cancer care
  • epidemiology
  • quality of life
  • young adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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