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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447071
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
... Abstract Awareness of the need for collaboration across pediatric and adult cancer to care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) arose from the recognition of the unique characteristics of AYAs with cancer. Neither pediatric nor adult oncology hospital departments are able to provide age...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447037
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
... Abstract To design the services for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, we need to understand the patterns of disease and the other clinical and managerial challenges of the patient group. Cancer occurring between the ages of 15 and 39 years is 4 times less rare than cancer...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447039
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
..., after treatment and future challenges and palliative and end of life care. Introduction Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer are a distinct group and have needs that may be dealt with poorly by healthcare systems. In recent years, progress is detectable in terms of improved cancer...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447072
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
... of particular significance in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) include genetic predisposition to adult-type cancer, diagnostic uncertainty, long-term morbidity and considerations of fertility. New systemic therapies are being introduced that can prolong life and even increase the chance of cure...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-05912-0
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447076
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
... Abstract Leukemias are a group of life threatening malignant disorders of the blood and bone marrow. In the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population, the acute leukemias are most prevalent, with chronic myeloid leukemia being infrequently seen. Factors associated with more aggressive disease...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447081
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
... to ovarian and testicular egg and sperm producing cells. These cells retain an ability to give rise to all types of human tissues, and this is illustrated by the different kinds of GCTs that occur. In adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, GCTs predominantly present as testicular, ovarian or mediastinal...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447080
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
... Abstract Lymphomas are one of the commonest malignancies in adolescents and young adults (AYA) accounting respectively for 22% of all cancers in patients aged 15-24 years (16% for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and 6% for non-HL (NHL)). The distribution of NHL subtypes in this age group differs...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 43
Published: 08 September 2016
10.1159/000447040
EISBN: 978-3-318-05912-0
... decades, the number of adolescents and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors are increasing. The survival rate has radically changed from 1 in 3 to 3 in 4 childhood AYA survivors. Concurrently, there has been a growing medical interest in these survivors, their health and their emotional growing up...
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