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Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731789/age-and-cancer-treatment-are-related-to-receiving-treatment-summaries-and-survivorship-care-plans-in-female-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, Sally A D Romero, Brian W Whitcomb, Jessica R Gorman, Samantha Roberts, H Irene Su
The study determined factors associated with patient-reported receipt of survivorship care plans and/or treatment summaries (SCP/TS). Two hundred forty female young adult cancer survivors ages 18-44 completed a web-based survey that included self-report on receiving SCP/TS. Mean age was 32.8 (standard deviation 5.8) years; 20% were diagnosed with cancer at age <21. Only 47% reported receipt of SCP/TS. Age <21 at diagnosis (odds ratio [OR] 2.0, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.0-3.9), chemotherapy (OR 2...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723263/incidence-trends-of-cervical-cancer-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-brazilian-population-based-data
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Lucian da Silva Viana, Nathalie Vieira Balmant, Neimar de Paula Silva, Marceli de Oliveira Santos, Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler, Rejane de Souza Reis, Beatriz de Camargo
PURPOSE: High incidence rates for cervical cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs: 15-29 years) make this the most common carcinoma in Brazil. Our aim was to analyze the incidence trends for cervical cancer (CC) and in situ neoplasia (IsN) among this age group. METHODS: Incidence data were extracted from 21 Brazilian population-based cancer registries (PBCRs). Tumors with behavior code/3 (malignant) were classified as CC. Tumors with behavior code/2 were classified as IsN...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714766/cancer-related-fatigue-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-after-cancer-treatment-persistent-and-poorly-managed
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Anna Spathis, Helen Hatcher, Sara Booth, Faith Gibson, Paddy Stone, Laura Abbas, Matt Barclay, James Brimicombe, Pia Thiemann, Martin G McCabe, Rachel Campsey, Louise Hooker, Wendy Moss, Jane Robson, Stephen Barclay
Cancer-related fatigue is the most prevalent and distressing symptom experienced by adolescents and young adults (AYAs). An electronic survey was undertaken to ascertain current fatigue management and perceptions of its effectiveness. Eighty-five percent of responders (68/80) experienced fatigue, and it was worse more than 1 year after cancer treatment ended, compared to <1 year (p = 0.007). Forty-one percent received no fatigue management. Although advice to exercise was the most frequent intervention, the greatest impact of fatigue was on the ability to exercise and most did not find exercise advice helpful...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686476/oncology-physicians-perspectives-on-practices-and-barriers-to-fertility-preservation-and-the-feasibility-of-a-prospective-study-of-pregnancy-after-breast-cancer
#4
Shoshana M Rosenberg, Shari Gelber, Richard D Gelber, Ethan Krop, Larissa A Korde, Olivia Pagani, Ann H Partridge
PURPOSE: POSITIVE (Pregnancy Outcome and Safety of Interrupting Therapy for women with endocrine responsIVE breast cancer) is a prospective clinical trial assessing safety and pregnancy outcomes in premenopausal hormone receptor-positive breast cancer survivors (age ≤42) who interrupt endocrine therapy (ET) to attempt pregnancy. We sought to assess interest in this study and perspectives on fertility preservation (FP) among United States medical oncologists who had previously enrolled women at their institutions on select premenopausal endocrine studies...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678005/management-of-febrile-neutropenias-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-cost-minimization-analysis-between-adult-versus-pediatric-units
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Mathilde Penel-Page, Perrine Marec-Bérard, Magali Morelle, Amandine Bertrand, Christèle Riberon, Helen Boyle, Lionel Perrier
PURPOSE: Management of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) differs between adult and pediatric units, especially regarding febrile neutropenia (FN). In our previous study, we found that AYAs treated in adult units were significantly less hospitalized for FN than in pediatric units, without difference in morbimortality. The objective of this work was to assess the economic impact of these practices. METHODS: This study retrospectively collected data from the medical records of AYAs treated at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Léon Bérard, Lyon, France, in the Euro-E-W-I-N-G99 protocol between September 1, 2000 and May 31, 2013...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665754/challenges-in-the-treatment-of-sarcomas-of-adolescents-and-young-adults
#6
Seth J Rotz, Rajaram Nagarajan, Joel I Sorger, Joseph G Pressey
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) sarcoma patients do not fare as well as their younger counterparts. A variety of factors theorized to underlie such disparate outcomes have been identified including distinct tumor and host biology. Compared to younger patients, AYA patients often develop genetically distinct tumors and are more likely to suffer characteristic therapy-related toxicities. Compounding factors faced by AYA patients include education, finances, employment, and obstacles to treatment adherence. Lack of clinical trial participation among AYA patients has slowed the establishment of optimized age-specific treatment protocols and hindered the collection of biospecimens for scientific investigation...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657411/recommendations-of-the-fertility-preservation-working-group-in-oncological-hematological-and-other-patients-treated-with-gonadotoxic-therapies-oncofertility-grof-of-the-polish-society-of-oncological-gynecology
#7
Robert Jach, Wojciech Pabian, Robert Spaczyński, Jacek Szamatowicz, Tomasz Zbroch, Paweł Knapp, Roman Smolarczyk, Wojciech Kolawa, Lubomir Bodnar, Rafał Kurzawa, Daria Zawirska, Maciej Krzakowski, Stanisław Radowicki, Jacek Fijuth, Mirosław Wielgoś, Piotr Wysocki, Katarzyna Kozioł, Kamil Zalewski, Krzysztof Warzocha, Kazimierz Hałaburda, Michał Rdwan, Paweł Radwan, Marcin Jacek Jabłoński, Zbigniew Kojs, Sławomir Wołczyński, Leszek Pawelczyk, Tomasz Kluz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657408/shared-care-of-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-telemedicine-feasibility-study
#8
Aimee G Costello, Bethany D Nugent, Noelle Conover, Amanda Moore, Kathleen Dempsey, Jean M Tersak
PURPOSE: With an increasing number of childhood cancer survivors (CCSs), determining the best model of survivorship transition care is becoming a growing priority. Shared care between pediatric oncology and adult primary care is often necessary, making survivorship a time of transition, but effective standard models are lacking. We sought to provide a more integrated approach to transition using telemedicine. METHODS: Recruited primary care provider/CCS dyads were instructed to log-in to a password-protected virtual meeting room using telemedicine equipment at the time or a regularly scheduled office visit...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628351/sleep-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-the-year-after-cancer-treatment
#9
Lauren C Daniel, Richa Aggarwal, Lisa A Schwartz
PURPOSE: Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer are a vulnerable group facing more intense treatments, higher symptom burden, and poorer treatment outcomes relative to younger children. Sleep disruption is common during cancer treatment and sleep problems persist into adulthood for some survivors of AYA cancer. The developmental period of adolescence/emerging adulthood confers greater biological and behavioral risk for insufficient sleep relative to older or younger ages. Thus, understanding AYA sleep disturbances shortly after completing treatment can inform interventions to manage cancer-related symptoms and improve quality of life...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605222/supporting-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-oncology-provider-perceptions-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-unmet-needs
#10
Anne C Kirchhoff, Brynn Fowler, Echo L Warner, Samantha T Pannier, Douglas Fair, Holly Spraker-Perlman, Jeff Yancey, Brad Bott, Carolyn Reynolds, R Lor Randall
Few studies have assessed oncology providers' perceptions of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients' unmet needs. In this statewide survey (N = 91), we found that most providers recognize the financial, insurance, and late effects needs of their AYA cancer patients. However, employment, education, behavioral health, sexuality, and social and family issues were endorsed by less than half of providers as areas where AYAs needed assistance. Few providers felt that their AYA cancer patients had unmet needs for these same concerns...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595023/human-papillomavirus-vaccine-is-crucial-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
#11
Brooke Cherven, Wendy Landier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594579/-from-snail-mode-to-rocket-ship-mode-adolescents-and-young-adults-experiences-of-returning-to-work-and-school-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#12
Eden R Brauer, Huibrie C Pieters, Patricia A Ganz, Wendy Landier, Carol Pavlish, MarySue V Heilemann
PURPOSE: Resuming normal activities, such as work and school, is an important dimension of psychosocial recovery in cancer survivorship. Minimal data exist regarding adolescents or young adults' experiences of returning to school or work after cancer. The purpose of this study was to explore the processes of resuming work and school among adolescents and young adults after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 18 adolescents and young adults, who were 15-29 years when they underwent HCT and 6-60 months post-transplant at study enrollment...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581346/therapeutic-alliance-and-group-cohesion-in-an-online-support-program-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-lessons-from-recapture-life
#13
Brittany C McGill, Ursula M Sansom-Daly, Claire E Wakefield, Sarah J Ellis, Eden G Robertson, Richard J Cohn
Psychological support services for adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with cancer are moving online and are increasingly peer based. It is unclear whether online service delivery impacts critical therapeutic elements such as collaborative patient-therapist rapport and group cohesion. AYA cancer survivors (N = 39) participating in a six-week online cognitive-behavioral therapy group program-"Recapture Life"-rated their perception of therapeutic alliance and group cohesion. Participant-rated alliance and group cohesion were high throughout the program, and therapist-rated participant openness, trust, and motivation strengthened over time...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541785/long-term-follow-up-consultation-after-childhood-cancer-in-the-rh%C3%A3-ne-alpes-region-of-france-feedback-from-adult-survivors-and-their-general-practitioners
#14
Claire Berger, Léonie Casagranda, Cécile Faure-Conter, Claire Freycon, Florentina Isfan, Aurélie Robles, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Isabelle Guichard, Isabelle Durieu, Pascal Cathebras
PURPOSE: We evaluated the satisfaction of adult survivors of childhood cancers and their general practitioners (GP) after a long-term consultation. METHODS: The first Long-term Follow-up Study in Oncology (SALTO1) is a prospective cohort study of survivors of childhood cancers (except leukemia) diagnosed between 1987 and 1992 in the Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne regions of France. Of the 481 patients eligible for the study, 150 participated in a long-term consultation with a pediatric oncologist and an internist, after which survivors and their GPs received long-term plans and recommendations based on consultation findings...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537818/adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-cancer-perceptions-of-care
#15
Kayla N LaRosa, Marilyn Stern, Jennifer Bleck, Courtney Lynn, Janella Hudson, Damon R Reed, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Kristine A Donovan
BACKGROUND: Adolescent and young adults with cancer (AYACs) face unique medical, psychosocial, and supportive care needs. The purpose of this study was to identify AYACs perceptions and expectations of cancer care services on and off treatment. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 23 AYACs aged 19-38 years (13 on and 10 off treatment), who were receiving care at a comprehensive cancer center. Verbatim transcripts were created from audiotaped interviews and hand coded using inductive content analysis methodology...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530506/racial-differences-in-20-year-cardiovascular-mortality-risk-among-childhood-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
#16
Amy M Berkman, Abenaa M Brewster, Lee W Jones, Jun Yu, J Jack Lee, S Andrew Peng, Abigail Crocker, Joann L Ater, Susan C Gilchrist
PURPOSE: Whether cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk differs according to race and cancer type among survivors of childhood or young adulthood cancers is unknown. METHODS: Data from the years 1973-2011 were analyzed using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries. Cases were categorized by ICD-0-3/WHO 2008 Adolescent and Young Adult classification. CVD death was determined by ICD-10 codes for diseases of the heart, atherosclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases, or other diseases of the arteries...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525286/cancer-patient-experience-in-the-teenage-young-adult-population-key-issues-and-trends-over-time-an-analysis-of-the-united-kingdom-national-cancer-patient-experience-surveys-2010-2014
#17
Caroline L Furness, Lesley Smith, Eva Morris, Caroline Brocklehurst, Sasha Daly, Rachael E Hough
Improving outcomes for teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer is a key element of the national cancer strategy in England. Recognition of the unique needs of this group has led to the development of recommendations for specific models of care and delivery of this care through the provision of dedicated clinical units in principal treatment centers (PTCs) across the United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to understand the current cancer patient experience for this patient group. We aimed to determine whether treatment experience is influenced by place of treatment and whether it has changed over time using patient-reported data from national cancer patient experience surveys...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498727/good-prognosis-went-badly-fulminant-evolution-of-a-29-year-old-patient-with-verrucous-carcinoma-of-the-cervix
#18
Rodica M Anghel, Oana G Trifanescu, Radu I Mitrica, Fabiana G Curea, Inga Botnariuc, Catalin G Herghelegiu, Cristina M Orlov, Silvia M Ilie
Verrucous carcinoma (VC) is a very rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, difficult to point out in histology because of its benign appearance. We present the case of a 29-year-old woman with a locally advanced cervical VC who underwent radiotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy. After local relapse and despite pelvic exenteration, her condition deteriorated. Treatment of choice in VC is surgery, because of the risk of anaplastic transformation under irradiation, raising the chances of distant spread and converting this rather benign-like type of cancer to an aggressive cancer...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459598/practices-and-attitudes-regarding-women-undergoing-fertility-preservation-a-survey-of-the-national-physicians-cooperative
#19
Pietro Bortoletto, Rafael Confino, Brigid M Smith, Teresa K Woodruff, Mary Ellen Pavone
PURPOSE: To describe physician attitudes and variations in oncofertility treatment strategies. METHODS: An exploratory online survey administered between December 1, 2014 and January 27, 2015 to 185 members of the National Physicians Cooperative (NPC). RESULTS: Twenty-eight percent (52 of 185) of NPC members responded to the online survey. Fifty percent of respondents were obstetrician-gynecologists working largely in academic medical centers...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530479/from-the-editor-in-chief-s-desk
#20
Leonard S Sender
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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