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Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103126/survivorship-care-planning-and-unmet-information-and-service-needs-among-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
#1
L Aubree Shay, Helen M Parsons, Sally W Vernon
PURPOSE: To examine whether survivorship care planning (receipt of written treatment summary or instructions for follow-up care) is associated with unmet needs among adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (aged 15-39 at diagnosis). METHODS: We used data from the 2010 LIVESTRONG Survey for People Affected by Cancer. Outcome variables were survivor reports of unmet needs, including information on late effects of cancer treatment, fertility issues, cancer recurrence, and family cancer risk...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085535/fertility-sparing-surgery-should-be-the-standard-treatment-in-patients-with-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors
#2
Osman Turkmen, Alper Karalok, Derman Basaran, Gunsu Comert Kimyon, Tolga Tasci, Isin Ureyen, Gokhan Tulunay, Taner Turan
PURPOSE: To validate the oncological safety of fertility preservation in malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs) and to define the significance of maximal cytoreduction in early stage MOGCTs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with stage I and II MOGCTs who underwent surgical treatment were included in the study. Fertility-sparing surgery is defined as conservative surgery and hysterectomy and contralateral salpingo-oophorectomy were defined as definitive surgery...
January 13, 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
#3
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")...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075655/experiences-and-preferences-for-end-of-life-care-for-young-adults-with-cancer-and-their-informal-carers-a-narrative-synthesis
#4
Nothando Ngwenya, Charlotte Kenten, Louise Jones, Faith Gibson, Susie Pearce, Mary Flatley, Rachael Hough, L Caroline Stirling, Rachel M Taylor, Geoff Wong, Jeremy Whelan
To review the qualitative literature on experiences of and preferences for end-of-life care of people with cancer aged 16-40 years (young adults) and their informal carers. A systematic review using narrative synthesis of qualitative studies using the 2006 UK Economic and Social Research Council research methods program guidance. Seven electronic bibliographic databases, two clinical trials databases, and three relevant theses databases were searched from January 2004 to October 2015. Eighteen articles were included from twelve countries...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072554/personality-traits-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-the-role-of-psychological-distress
#5
Olga Husson, Bradley Zebrack, Rebecca Block, Leanne Embry, Christine Aguilar, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, Steve Cole
Personality may affect the way adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer report health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Patients aged 15-39 years (n = 165) completed a survey at 12-16 months postdiagnosis. The survey included questions on HRQoL (SF-36), distress Brief Symptom Inventory-18, and personality (NEO-Five-Factor Inventory). Personality traits were not associated with physical HRQoL. The personality trait neuroticism was negatively associated with mental HRQoL (β = -0.37; p < 0...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061034/delayed-diagnosis-of-a-nasal-type-lymphoma-misdiagnosed-as-persistent-sinusitis
#6
Antonio Celentano, Massimo Mascolo, Nicola Cirillo, Gaetano De Rosa, Michele Davide Mignogna
Nasal Type T/natural killer (NK)-cell lymphomas are rare clinical entities, highly aggressive with a very poor prognosis. We present a case of a 37-year-old immunocompetent man presenting with deep palatal ulceration and a 3-month history of symptoms, which appear to have been misdiagnosed by physicians. The final diagnosis was achieved by a 15-day diagnostic algorithm, during which time the clinical status of the patient worsened severely. In this article, we also provide a succinct update on the clinical and histopathological findings of Peripheral T/NK-cell lymphomas and propose that symptoms that are consistent with these clinical entities should be considered from the early stages to inform a suitable diagnostic pathway Because of their highly aggressive behavior, we suggest that early therapy of T/NK-cell lymphomas may be started before completing the specific diagnostic investigations...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051344/trends-in-cancer-mortality-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-brazil
#7
Nathalie Vieira Balmant, Rejane de Souza Reis, Marceli de Oliveira Santos, Julio Pinto Oliveira, Beatriz de Camargo
PURPOSE: Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer comprise an intermediate age group between pediatric and adult oncology, and have a spectrum of different types of cancers. Survival among this group has not improved as much as in younger children with cancer. The aim of this study was evaluate the trends in cancer mortality of AYA aged 15-29 years in Brazil. METHODS: Data were extracted from the Atlas of Cancer Mortality databases from 1979 to 2013. Age-specific mortality rates were calculated based on the deaths from each type of cancer and the period via a direct method using the proposed world population age groups...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002681/a-mindfulness-based-intervention-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-after-cancer-treatment-effects-on-quality-of-life-emotional-distress-and-cognitive-vulnerability
#8
Katleen Van der Gucht, Keisuke Takano, Veerle Labarque, Karen Vandenabeele, Nathalie Nolf, Sanne Kuylen, Veerle Cosyns, Nady Van Broeck, Peter Kuppens, Filip Raes
PURPOSE: Adolescent and young adult cancer (AYAC) survivors show an elevated risk of distress. Targeted psychosocial interventions for this distinct population are needed. This study examined the potential efficacy of a mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) to alleviate emotional distress and improve quality of life (QoL) in AYAC survivors. METHODS: Participants were 16 AYAC survivors, aged 14-24, who had completed acute medical treatment. A two-baseline (8 and 1 week before the intervention), post- (1 week after the intervention) and 3 months follow-up within-subjects design was used...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996360/liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-young-adults-a-united-network-for-organ-sharing-study
#9
Stefanie M Thomas, Diana Moke, Rocio Lopez, Rabi Hanna, Mohammad Nasser Kabbany, Naim Alkhouri
PURPOSE: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is curative for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is typically a disease of older adults (OAs); therefore, characteristics and outcomes of OLT for young adults (YAs) (ages 18-40) are not described. The objective of this study was to assess the characteristics and outcomes of YAs with HCC receiving OLT and compare these to OAs (ages >40 years). METHODS: YAs with HCC who had OLT from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database were included in this study...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983886/graft-versus-host-disease-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-15-24-years-old-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-acute-leukemia-in-first-complete-remission
#10
Marguerite Vignon, Annalisa Andreoli, Nathalie Dhédin, Etienne Lengliné, Emeline Masson, Marie Robin, Clémence Granier, Jérôme Larghero, Marie-Hélène Schlageter, Régis Peffault de Latour, Gérard Socié, Nicolas Boissel
PURPOSE: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer are a unique group of patients in terms of disease incidence and biology, outcome, and psychosocial needs. This study aims to correlate the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and age in a population of children and young adults with acute leukemia undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in first complete remission (CR). METHODS: We analyzed the outcome of 153 consecutive children (<15 years), AYAs (15-24 years), and adults (25-35 years) with lymphoblastic or myeloid acute leukemia in first CR who underwent HSCT with matched donors after myeloablative conditioning...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983882/building-a-national-framework-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-hematology-and-oncology-and-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-report-of-the-inaugural-meeting-of-the-ajet-working-group-of-the-german-society-for-pediatric-oncology-and-hematology
#11
Gabriele Escherich, Stefan Bielack, Stephan Maier, Ralf Braungart, Tim H Brümmendorf, Mathias Freund, Regine Grosse, Anette Hoferer, Rebecca Kampschulte, Barbara Koch, Melchior Lauten, Valeria Milani, Henning Ross, Freimut Schilling, Dieter Wöhrle, Holger Cario, Uta Dirksen
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hemato-oncological problems constitute a heterogenous group with characteristic particularities, specific needs, and age-related clinical and unique psychosocial features. Strong collaboration between pediatric and adult hemato-oncology settings is essential to address their needs appropriately. This is not only true for patients who first become ill during adolescence or young adulthood, but equally so for people who contract hemato-oncological diseases congenitally or as younger children and who are now becoming old enough to leave the pediatric setting and have to transit into "adult" medical care...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906588/fertility-preservation-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-oncology-patients-the-decision-making-process-of-parents
#12
Nancy Li, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Matthew A Kemertzis, Paddy Moore, Michelle Peate
PURPOSE: Decisions surrounding fertility preservation (FP) in children, adolescents, and adults can be difficult due to the distress of a cancer diagnosis, time constraints for decision-making, and lack of efficacy data. This review examines the decision-making process of oncology patients and their parents (if patients are in the pediatric or adolescent population) to better understand experiences of decisional conflict and regret. METHODS: Two electronic databases, Embase and Pubmed, were searched using the terms (Decision-making OR Conflict (Psychology) OR Decision regret) AND (Freezing OR Oocyte OR Ovarian tissue OR Semen preservation OR Fertility preservation OR Cryopreservation) AND (Neoplasms OR Cancer OR Chemotherapy OR Drug therapy OR Radiotherapy)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893307/barriers-to-increasing-physical-activity-among-young-adult-cancer-survivors
#13
Carolyn Rabin
Increasing physical activity may reduce some of the physical and mental health risks faced by young adult cancer survivors. Unfortunately, most young survivors are sedentary. The aim of this study was to identify barriers experienced by young survivors attempting to increase their physical activity; a better understanding of these barriers may yield more efficacious interventions for this population. Data on physical activity barriers were collected during an intervention for 18-to-39-year-old survivors. Findings indicated that participants faced a variety of barriers, including limited time and health-related issues...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893303/do-patient-characteristics-decide-if-young-adult-cancer-patients-undergo-fertility-preservation
#14
Dina M Flink, Jeanelle Sheeder, Laxmi A Kondapalli
PURPOSE: The Fertility Attitudes and Cancer Treatment Study (FACTS) is a two-phase research initiative aimed to understand factors involved with decision making for future fertility. The FACTS will improve services and utilization of fertility preservation (FP) before cancer treatment. Phase-I examined patient characteristics as associated with FP decision. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 108 reproductive-aged (18-45 years) males and females who received a fertility consultation before cancer treatment from January 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014 was conducted...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845854/on-site-fertility-preservation-services-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
#15
Mary Peavey, Sara Arian, William Gibbons, Karen Lu, David Gershenson, Terri Woodard
PURPOSE: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) receiving cancer treatments that may impair fertility should receive counseling about risk of infertility and options for fertility preservation (FP) before treatment and/or during survivorship. Our objective was to define the AYA patient population referred to an on-site fertility consultation service within a comprehensive cancer center and determine factors associated with patients proceeding with FP treatment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of AYA women who completed a consultation at the MD Anderson Fertility Preservation and Family Building Service during the first year of service...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845844/adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-perspectives-on-their-internet-use-for-seeking-information-on-healthy-eating-and-exercise
#16
Ryan Mooney, Mahasen Samhouri, Avery Holton, Katie A Devine, Anne C Kirchhoff, Jennifer Wright, Yelena P Wu
PURPOSE: To explore adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors' internet use in seeking healthy lifestyle behavior (HLB) information on diet and exercise. METHODS: Twenty-five AYA cancer survivors participated in focus groups or interviews. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. RESULTS: Most survivors (92%) sought HLB information from internet sources. Key issues included the following: (1) too much information available, (2) information not meeting survivors' unique needs, and (3) concerns about trustworthiness of information...
November 15, 2016: 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
#17
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...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841939/novel-psychological-intervention-for-decision-support-in-women-considering-fertility-preservation-before-cancer-treatment
#18
Andrea Bradford, Terri L Woodard
Decisions about fertility preservation in young adults with cancer are often made under conditions of high subjective stress and time pressure. In women, these decisions are further complicated by the invasiveness of fertility preservation procedures, concerns about health risks of these procedures, and financial barriers. This article describes the rationale for and development of a brief decision support and stress management intervention for women aged 18-40 who are considering fertility preservation before cancer treatment...
November 14, 2016: 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
#19
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...
November 9, 2016: 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
#20
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...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
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