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Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430009/evaluating-questionnaires-used-to-assess-self-reported-physical-activity-and-psychosocial-outcomes-among-survivors-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-a-cognitive-interview-study
#1
Amanda Wurz, Jennifer Brunet
Physical activity is increasingly being studied as a way to improve psychosocial outcomes (e.g., quality of life, self-efficacy, physical self-perceptions, self-esteem, body image, posttraumatic growth) among survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer. Assessing levels of and associations between self-reported physical activity and psychosocial outcomes requires clear, appropriate, and relevant questionnaires. To explore how survivors of AYA cancer interpreted and responded to the following eight published questionnaires: Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire, Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale, Physical Self-Description Questionnaire, Rosenberg Global Self-Esteem Scale, Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire, Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G), RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422548/epidemiological-profile-and-treatment-outcomes-in-young-adults-19-29-years-of-age-treated-for-cancer-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#2
Victor Hugo Fonseca de Jesus, Taynan Nunes Ribeiro, Ludmilla T Domingos Chinen, Vanessa Alves, Maria Paula Curado, Marcello Ferretti Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, the incidence of cancer in young adults (20-39 years) is increasing, and represents an important cause of mortality in this age group. A retrospective study was undertaken to provide information that may lead to improved treatment outcomes. METHODS: Epidemiological, clinicopathological, treatment, and survival information were retrieved from the electronic database registry of a tertiary referral hospital in São Paulo, Brazil for patients 19-29 years of age diagnosed with cancer between January 2007 and December 2012...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380309/using-appearance-based-messages-to-increase-sun-protection-in-adolescent-young-adult-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-study-of-ultraviolet-light-photography
#3
Christopher J Recklitis, Jennifer Bakan, Andrew E Werchniak, Heike Mahler
Despite risk for secondary skin cancers, many adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors do not practice recommended sun protection (SP). Ultraviolet light photography (UVP), which demonstrates the negative impact of sun exposure on physical appearance, has been shown to increase SP in community AYA samples. This study of 58 AYA cancer survivors demonstrates that UVP is acceptable and not distressing to this population. Follow-up data on 23 AYAs demonstrated that those given UVP significantly improve their SP behaviors, while those receiving standard educational materials do not...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338407/optimizing-a-retention-strategy-with-young-people-for-brightlight-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-examining-the-value-of-specialist-cancer-care-for-young-people
#4
Rachel M Taylor, Natasha Aslam, Sarah Lea, Jeremy S Whelan, Lorna A Fern
PURPOSE: To maximize retention of participants in a longitudinal cohort study, we sought to understand young peoples' views about barriers and facilitators to continuing study participation. METHODS: Ten young people with a previous cancer diagnosis aged 15-24 participated in a 1 day workshop. The workshop used participatory methodology consisting of three exercises as follows: role play/scene setting; force field analysis of research participation in small groups; and focus group discussion...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338384/methotrexate-induced-neurotoxicity-in-hispanic-adolescents-with-high-risk-acute-leukemia-a-case-series
#5
Lisa Giordano, Oyinade Akinyede, Nidhi Bhatt, Dipti Dighe, Asneha Iqbal
Intrathecal methotrexate (IT MTX) and high-dose intravenous methotrexate (HD MTX) are important components of treatment in high-risk acute leukemia. We describe five Hispanic adolescents with high-risk acute leukemia at our institution who experienced MTX-induced neurotoxicity. All patients were eventually rechallenged with MTX. Two of the five patients had a second episode of neurotoxicity, but all patients recovered. Further studies should be performed to determine whether Hispanic patients are more susceptible to MTX neurotoxicity...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263668/monocytes-macrophages-and-osteoclasts-in-osteosarcoma
#6
Fergal C Kelleher, Hazel O'Sullivan
Macrophages appear to have a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. These highly diverse plastic cells are subdivided into classical or inflammatory macrophages known as M1 and alternative macrophages, which decrease inflammation and are reparative, called M2. Although primary and metastatic osteosarcomas are infiltrated with M2 macrophages, targeting the M1 macrophages with the immune adjuvant muramyl tripeptide phosphatidyl ethanolamine (MTP-PE) has been the greatest recent therapeutic advance in osteosarcoma...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221816/priorities-in-fertility-decisions-for-reproductive-aged-cancer-patients-fertility-attitudes-and-cancer-treatment-study
#7
Dina M Flink, Laxmi A Kondapalli, Yvonne Kellar-Guenther
PURPOSE: The Fertility Attitudes and Cancer Treatment Study (FACTS) aims at better understanding the reasons and priorities of young adult cancer patients making decisions for fertility preservation (FP). Identifying the factors that center around a patient's fertility decisions will support the development of educational tools for providers and improve clinical care to meet patients' reproductive needs. METHODS: An exploratory qualitative study was conducted of 27 newly diagnosed male and female cancer patients who had presented for an oncofertility consultation...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207291/small-numbers-big-challenges-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-incidence-and-survival-in-new-zealand
#8
Kirsten R Ballantine, Heidi Watson, Scott Macfarlane, Mark Winstanley, Robin P Corbett, Ruth Spearing, Vladimir Stevanovic, Ma Yi, Michael J Sullivan
PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to determine cancer survival and describe the unique spectrum of cancers diagnosed among New Zealand's adolescents and young adult (AYA) population. METHODS: Registrations for 1606 15-24 year olds diagnosed with a new primary malignant tumor between 2000 and 2009 were obtained from the New Zealand Cancer Registry and classified according to AYA diagnostic group and subgroup, age, sex, and prioritized ethnicity. Age-standardized incidence rates (IRs) per million person years and 5-year relative survival ratios were calculated...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207285/improvements-in-clinical-trials-information-will-improve-the-reproductive-health-and-fertility-of-cancer-patients
#9
Angela Dauti, Brigitte Gerstl, Serena Chong, Orin Chisholm, Antoinette Anazodo
There are a number of barriers that result in cancer patients not being referred for oncofertility care, which include knowledge about reproductive risks of antineoplastic agents. Without this information, clinicians do not always make recommendations for oncofertility care. The objective of this study was to describe the level of reproductive information and recommendations that clinicians have available in clinical trial protocols regarding oncofertility management and follow-up, and the information that patients may receive in clinical trials patient information sheets or consent forms...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186840/fertility-preservation-care-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer-an-inquiry-to-quantify-professionals-barriers
#10
Nikoletta Panagiotopoulou, Frederik W van Delft, Juliet P Hale, Jane A Stewart
PURPOSE: There is a growing interest in fertility preservation as emerging research is highlighting the prevalence of infertility among young cancer survivors and its negative impact on quality of life. Previous qualitative research has identified barriers of fertility preservation care among professionals. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of these barriers among pediatric and adolescent oncology healthcare professionals and evaluate factors that influence them. METHODS: Based on previously identified barriers and experts' input, a questionnaire was developed and sent to 88 professionals drawn from the multidisciplinary pediatric and adolescent oncology team of a large Principal Treatment Centre...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165844/the-health-behavior-information-needs-and-preferences-of-teenage-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
#11
Gemma Pugh, Rachael E Hough, Helen L Gravestock, Sarah E Jackson, Abigail Fisher
PURPOSE: This study aimed to establish teenage and young adult cancer survivors (TYACS') specific interest in receiving information on physical activity, diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption and their preferences regarding the delivery, format, and timing of such health behaviour information. METHODS: TYACS aged 13-25 years were invited to complete a questionnaire assessing the advice they had received in the past and their preferences on when and how health behavior information should be delivered...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080182/multi-professional-perspectives-on-adolescent-and-young-adult-oncology-across-europe-an-e-delphi-survey
#12
Simon A Pini, Faith Gibson, Lorna A Fern, Sue J Morgan, Robert S Phillips, Dan P Stark
The aims of this article are to describe the ongoing development of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer services within the European Union (EU), and to develop consensus on key areas within the field. This survey used an e-Delphi design. An initial survey was distributed via email to professionals working in Europe. A snowball sampling technique was used to promote distribution. Consensus was sought over three rounds from October 2012 to April 2015. Consensus was defined as >80% agreement ("agree" or "strongly agree")...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841952/prescriptions-of-antidepressants-to-survivors-of-cancer-in-childhood-adolescence-and-young-adulthood-a-population-based-study
#13
Inga Maria Johannsdottir, Øystein Karlstad, Jon H Loge, Sophie D Fosså, Cecilie Kiserud, Svetlana Skurtveit
PURPOSE: Survivors of cancer may experience higher rates of psychological problems requiring pharmacological interventions than age-matched controls from the general population. This study compares prescription rates of antidepressants in survivors of cancer, diagnosed in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood, to the rate in age- and gender-matched controls from the Norwegian population. METHODS: Antidepressants prescribed to 5341 cancer survivors, diagnosed ≤25 years during 1965-2000, were studied in a population-based cohort by linking data from the following nationwide registries: the Population Registry of Norway, the Cancer Registry of Norway, and the Norwegian Prescription Database...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828715/validation-of-three-previously-developed-short-forms-of-the-beck-depression-inventory-for-youth-a-replication
#14
Jaime E Blackmon, Cori Liptak, Christopher J Recklitis
Three previously developed short forms of the Beck Depression Inventory-Youth (BDI-Y) were validated against the standard 20-item BDI-Y; 168 adolescent survivors completed the standard and short-form versions of the BDI-Y. The short forms were evaluated for internal consistency and compared with the standard BDI-Y using correlation coefficients and receiver operating characteristic curve analyses. The three short forms had good internal consistency (α > 0.85), high correlations with the total BDI-Y scale (r > 0...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792462/what-a-pain-the-impact-of-physical-symptoms-and-health-management-on-pursuit-of-personal-goals-among-adolescents-with-cancer
#15
Lisa A Schwartz, Lauren D Brumley
PURPOSE: This study examined health-related hindrance (HRH) of personal goals among adolescents receiving treatment for cancer and healthy peers. METHODS: Adolescents and parents completed measures of demographics and psychosocial variables. Adolescents reported on their HRH, measured by ratings of the impact of pain, fatigue, other physical symptoms, and doing things to manage their health on self-identified personal goals. Disease-related information was abstracted from patient charts...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779446/a-comparison-of-extremity-thrombosis-rates-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-versus-younger-pediatric-oncology-patients-at-a-children-s-hospital
#16
James D Cooper, Aimee G Costello, Peter H Shaw
PURPOSE: To examine whether the rates of thrombosis in children (≤14 years of age) and adolescent/young adult (AYA) patients (15-22 years of age) with cancer is different. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the rates of thrombosis in children and AYA patients at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh during the years 2002-2010, using the tumor registry database. This list was then divided into two groups based on age at diagnosis. A review of ICD-9 codes from hospital billing records was then performed to identify patients who carried diagnoses of cancer (140...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779442/risk-benefit-analysis-of-pediatric-inspired-versus-hyperfractionated-cyclophosphamide-vincristine-doxorubicin-and-dexamethasone-protocols-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
#17
Gregory F Guzauskas, Kathleen F Villa, Geertrui F Vanhove, Vicki L Fisher, David L Veenstra
PURPOSE: To estimate the risk-benefit trade-off of a pediatric-inspired regimen versus hyperfractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone (hyper-CVAD) for first-line treatment of adolescents/young adult (AYA; ages 16-39 years) patients with Philadelphia-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia. METHODS: Patient outcomes were simulated using a 6-state Markov model, including complete response (CR), no CR, first relapse, second CR, second relapse, and death...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768513/memories-of-parent-behaviors-and-adult-attachment-in-childhood-cancer-survivors
#18
Vicky Lehmann, Mariët Hagedoorn, Cynthia A Gerhardt, Madelaine C Keim, Lory Guthrie, Robbert Sanderman, Marrit A Tuinman
PURPOSE: Childhood cancer is stressful for the entire family. Preoccupation and anxiety surrounding the child's illness may result in parents of children with cancer being overprotective or less emotionally responsive toward their children. Such parenting in response to a negative life event like childhood cancer may cause survivors to be more insecurely attached than healthy peers, which could have downstream effects on survivors' romantic relationships later in life. Therefore, we examined survivors' perspectives on parent behaviors, adult attachment, and marital status among adult survivors of childhood cancer relative to controls...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768509/adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-valuation-of-post-treatment-recommended-care
#19
Sapna Kaul, Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Eduardo R Zamora, Holly Spraker-Perlman, Kevin J Boyle, Anne C Kirchhoff
PURPOSE: Examine whether survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer value recommended post-treatment care using focus groups and a willingness to pay (WTP) survey. WTP, a measure of value, indicates the dollar amount individuals are willing to pay to use a service. METHODS: Participants were recruited through the Utah Cancer Registry. N = 28 survivors diagnosed with cancer at ages 15-39 and currently aged ≥18 participated in focus groups, and N = 4 in phone interviews (participation rate = 50%)...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763800/the-utility-of-decision-trees-in-oncofertility-care-in-japan
#20
Yuki Ito, Eriko Shiraishi, Atsuko Kato, Takayuki Haino, Kouhei Sugimoto, Aikou Okamoto, Nao Suzuki
PURPOSE: To identify the utility and issues associated with the use of decision trees in oncofertility patient care in Japan. METHODS: A total of 35 women who had been diagnosed with cancer, but had not begun anticancer treatment, were enrolled. We applied the oncofertility decision tree for women published by Gardino et al. to counsel a consecutive series of women on fertility preservation (FP) options following cancer diagnosis. Percentage of women who decided to undergo oocyte retrieval for embryo cryopreservation and the expected live-birth rate for these patients were calculated using the following equation: expected live-birth rate = pregnancy rate at each age per embryo transfer × (1 - miscarriage rate) × No...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
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