Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: Reports, Research, and Literature
Reports, Research, and Literature
NCI has produced and collaborated on several reports that address the special challenges facing adolescents and young adults with cancer. NCI partnered with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to conduct a Progress Review Group to address the research and cancer care needs of patients in this age group. Recommendations for a national agenda to improve cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes among this age group were made. Below are a number of reports and resources to help you learn more.
Facts and Figures
- A Snapshot of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers
Information about cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in adolescents and young adults. Selected research advances and activities relevant to this population are listed.
- Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer by Site: Incidence, Survival and Mortality
A chapter from NCI's SEER Cancer Statistics Review that focuses on cancers unique to adolescents and young adults and the variations in disease patterns within this age group.
- Cancer Epidemiology in Older Adolescents and Young Adults 15 to 29 Years of Age, Including SEER Incidence and Survival: 1975-2000
This monograph is the first to collect detailed information about cancer incidence and outcomes in adolescents and young adults.
- Adolescent and Young Adult Health Outcomes and Patient Experience (AYA HOPE) Study
This project will learn how best to obtain consent, collect medical records, and survey recently diagnosed AYA cancer patients in community settings in order to study treatment patterns and outcomes for these patients.
- Preserving Fertility While Battling Cancer
Information about the potential impact of cancer treatment on the fertility of cancer patients and ways to address issues related to fertility preservation decisions. (from the January 11, 2011, NCI Cancer Bulletin)
- Conversation with Dr. Crystal Mackall, NCI Pediatric Oncology Branch
Cutting edge research occurring in NCI's Pediatric Oncology Branch is described and the rationale for including young adults in certain pediatric cancer research is explained.
- A New Cancer Specialty: Follow-up for Long-term Survivors
Information about the importance of coordinated long-term follow-up care for cancer survivors to reduce the occurrence or severity of late effects of cancer and its treatment.
- Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Biology Workshop
This workshop focused on acute lymphoblastic leukemia, as well as breast and colorectal cancers. Participants agreed more research is needed on the underlying biology of AYA cancers to learn whether age-specific differences influence the clinical behavior of these cancers.
- NCI Funded Research Portfolio
A database that contains information about research grant and contract awards made by the National Cancer Institute.
- NCI Research Resources
A directory of research tools and services for cancer researchers.
- NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices
Access to RFAs, PAs, and NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies and guidelines.
Reports, Literature, and Other Resources
- Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
This is the first cancer journal dedicated to the adolescent and young adult-aged oncology patient population. It includes peer-reviewed articles and reviews that cover research in this area of oncology.
- Closing the Gap: Research and Care Imperatives for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
This comprehensive report from the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Progress Review Group (PRG) is a collaborative effort between NCI and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. It outlines recommendations for improving the outcomes for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
- Closing the Gap: A Strategic Plan
This action plan includes recommendations for improving the outcomes and quality of life for adolescents and young adults with cancer and was created by the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance (LSYAA) and NCI.
- Cancer Literature in PubMed
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE literature citations dating back to the mid-1960s. PubMed also includes links to many full-text articles at journal Web sites as well as links to related Web resources.
- Cancer Library
A collection of resources for cancer patients, health care providers, and the public, provided by the National Cancer Institute and certain partner organizations.
- MedlinePlus: Cancers
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations.