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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319398/sexual-health-issues-for-the-young-adult-with-cancer-an-international-symposium-held-during-the-first-global-adolescents-and-young-adults-cancer-congress-edinburgh-united-kingdom
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Laura Mitchell, Jeremy Lewin, Julia Dirks, Kate Wang, Seline Tam, Anne Katz, Beth McCann, Kirk Lo, Valerie Laurence, Christine Rousset-Jablonski, Abha A Gupta
Sexual health is an important consideration for young adults with cancer; however, oncology healthcare providers are often not equipped with strategies to approach these problems in a systematic way. To address this gap in adolescents and young adults (AYA) care, a one-day international Sexual Health Symposium was held before the Global AYA Cancer Congress (Edinburgh, December 2016). The goals of the symposium were to (1) provide a forum, where international AYA experts had the opportunity to share their knowledge regarding AYA sexual health and (2) develop a guideline for healthcare professionals to screen for and intervene on sexual health issues...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301526/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-late-adolescence-and-young-adulthood-survivorship-related-quality-of-life-measure-laya-srql
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Diana Richter, Anja Mehnert, Florian Schepper, Katja Leuteritz, Crystal Park, Jochen Ernst
BACKGROUND: Cancer has adverse effects on patient's quality of life. As such, measuring quality of life (QoL) has become an integral part of psycho-oncological health care. Because adolescent and young adult patients have different needs in contrast to children and older cancer patients, instruments for adequately measuring QoL of cancer survivors in this age range are essential. As there is not a corresponding instrument in Germany, we aimed to validate the German version of the Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood Survivorship-Related Quality of Life Measure (LAYA-SRQL), a 30-item questionnaire covering 10 dimensions related to QoL...
January 4, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296842/adolescent-and-young-adult-lymphoma-collaborative-efforts-toward-optimizing-care-and-improving-outcomes
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REVIEW
Justine M Kahn, Nmazuo W Ozuah, Kieron Dunleavy, Tara O Henderson, Kara Kelly, Ann LaCasce
Lymphomas are responsible for approximately 20% to 25% of annual cancer diagnoses in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population. In 2006, the National Cancer Institute and the Lance Armstrong Foundation developed a joint Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Progress Review Group (AYAO-PRG) to formally address the unique cancer burden of patients age 15 to 39 years. As part of their recommendations, the AYAO-PRG identified 5 imperatives for improving outcomes of AYAs with cancer. Broadly, the recommended areas of focus included research, awareness and education, investigational infrastructure, care delivery, and advocacy...
October 10, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295883/adolescent-and-young-adult-oncology-version-2-2018-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
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Peter F Coccia, Alberto S Pappo, Lynda Beaupin, Virginia F Borges, Scott C Borinstein, Rashmi Chugh, Shira Dinner, Jeanelle Folbrecht, A Lindsay Frazier, Robert Goldsby, Alexandra Gubin, Robert Hayashi, Mary S Huang, Michael P Link, John A Livingston, Yousif Matloub, Frederick Millard, Kevin C Oeffinger, Diane Puccetti, Damon Reed, Steven Robinson, Abby R Rosenberg, Tara Sanft, Holly L Spraker-Perlman, Margaret von Mehren, Daniel S Wechsler, Kimberly F Whelan, Nicholas Yeager, Lisa A Gurski, Dorothy A Shead
This selection from the NCCN Guidelines for Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology focuses on treatment and management considerations for AYA patients with cancer. Compared with older adults with cancer, AYA patients have unique needs regarding treatment, fertility counseling, psychosocial and behavioral issues, and supportive care services. The complete version of the NCCN Guidelines for AYA Oncology addresses additional aspects of caring for AYA patients, including risk factors, screening, diagnosis, and survivorship...
January 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251285/use-of-a-smartphone-application-for-prompting-oral-medication-adherence-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer%C3%A2
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Yelena P Wu, Lauri A Linder, Patsaporn Kanokvimankul, Brynn Fowler, Bridget G Parsons, Catherine F Macpherson, Rebecca H Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility and acceptability of use of a smartphone medication reminder application to promote adherence to oral medications among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer.
. SAMPLE & SETTING: 23 AYAs with cancer from a Children's Oncology Group-affiliated children's hospital and a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Salt Lake City, UT.
. METHODS & VARIABLES: Participants were asked to use the application for eight weeks...
January 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190179/patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-assessment-at-the-point-of-care-with-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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Joseph R Henderson, Elizabeth Kiernan, Jennifer L McNeer, Angie Mae Rodday, Katherine Spencer, Tara O Henderson, Susan K Parsons
PURPOSE: Advances in health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) measurement enable point-of-care assessments. We incorporated the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) Global Health Scale in routine outpatient evaluations of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients and survivors at two geographically distinct U.S. institutions. METHODS: AYAs (18-39 years old) completed the 10-question PROMIS Global. Summary subscale scores for Global Physical Health (GPH) and Global Mental Health (GMH) were produced using established scoring algorithms (standardized mean = 50, standard deviation = 10)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151110/family-oriented-rehabilitation-for-and-rehabilitation-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-aya-in-pediatric-oncology
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Konstantin A Krauth
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November 20, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131155/treatment-intensity-and-symptom-burden-in-hospitalized-adolescent-and-young-adult-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-at-the-end-of-life
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J M Snaman, A C Talleur, J Lu, D R Levine, E C Kaye, A Sykes, Z Lu, B M Triplett, J N Baker
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients experience many physical and psychological symptoms at the end of life (EOL); however, data on these experiences for AYA patients who have undergone hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) remains sparse. We sought to investigate the characteristics of AYA patients aged 15-25 years who received allogeneic HCT and subsequently died while inpatient at our institution between the years 2008 and 2014. A standardized data extraction tool was used to collect information about patient demographics, treatment and symptoms...
November 13, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124987/outcomes-of-treatment-with-sorafenib-in-egyptian-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yousery Nada, Noha Rashad, Mai Eissa, Aya Ghonaim, Kyrillus Farag, Islam Saadawi, Ahmed Sheha, Mahmoud El Gewaity, Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is the standard of care, first line treatment for advanced HCC. This study aims to evaluate real-life efficacy and safety of sorafenib in Egyptian patients with Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in the medical oncology department at Maadi Armed Forces Medical Compound. Patients with advanced HCC who received sorafenib between January and December 2015 were included (130 patients)...
November 10, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106316/applying-social-network-analysis-to-identify-the-social-support-needs-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-and-survivors
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Kolina Koltai, Casey Walsh, Barbara Jones, Brenda L Berkelaar
PURPOSE: This article examines how theoretical and clinical applications of social network analysis (SNA) can inform opportunities for innovation and advancement of social support programming for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and survivors. APPLICATIONS: SNA can help address potential barriers and challenges to initiating and sustaining AYA peer support by helping to identify the diverse psychosocial needs among individuals in the AYA age range; find strategic ways to support and connect AYAs at different phases of the cancer trajectory with resources and services; and increase awareness of psychosocial resources and referrals from healthcare providers...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082436/adolescent-young-adults-aya-with-cancer-seeking-integrative-oncology-consultations-demographics-characteristics-and-self-reported-outcomes
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Gabriel Lopez, Wenli Liu, Kevin Madden, Bryan Fellman, Yisheng Li, Eduardo Bruera
PURPOSE: Integrative Oncology (IO) consultations offer cancer patients counseling regarding complementary integrative medicine (CIM). We explored the CIM interests and symptom burden of AYA cancer patients presenting for an IO consultation. METHODS: Patients referred for an IO physician consultation at an academic medical center from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 completed an assessment on presentation: MYCaW, ESAS (10 symptoms, 0-10, 10 worst possible), CIM use survey, and SF-12 QOL survey...
October 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049858/adolescents-and-young-adults-with-brain-tumors-in-the-context-of-molecular-advances-in-neuro-oncology
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REVIEW
Michal Zapotocky, Vijay Ramaswamy, Alvaro Lassaletta, Eric Bouffet
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) comprise a specific group of oncology patients with a distinct biological and epidemiological spectrum of central nervous system neoplasms. It has been well documented that they differ clinically, especially in relation to prognosis and chemotherapy tolerance; however, the underlying reasons for this are unclear. Recent advances in the genomics of both childhood and adult brain tumors have provided new explanations and insights into the previously described age-dependent heterogeneity...
October 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018578/the-care-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-results-of-the-esmo-siope-survey
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Emmanouil Saloustros, Daniel P Stark, Kyriaki Michailidou, Giannis Mountzios, Laurence Brugieres, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, Svetlana Jezdic, Samira Essiaf, Jean-Yves Douillard, Stefan Bielack
INTRODUCTION: Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer require dedicated clinical management and care. Little is known about the training and practice of European healthcare providers in regard to AYA and the availability of specialised services. METHODS: A link to an online survey was sent to members of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE). The link was also sent to ESMO National Representatives and circulated to other European oncology groups...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992855/survivorship-issues-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-oncology
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REVIEW
Linda Overholser, Kristin Kilbourn, Arthur Liu
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) individuals with a history of cancer make up a fraction of the total number of cancer survivors in the United States, but they represent a population with needs distinct from either the childhood or the older adult cancer populations. Fertility concerns, psychosocial factors, and health care access are just a few of the distinguishing characteristics. Caring for AYA cancer survivors presents unique opportunities for primary care providers to collaborate with oncology colleagues to minimize the long-term cancer burden...
November 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967089/a-reflection-on-the-work-of-gianni-bonadonna-from-the-viewpoint-of-the-global-challenge-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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Ronald D Barr, W Archie Bleyer
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs - ages 15 to 39) constitute approximately 40% of the world's population and contribute an estimated one million new cases of cancer annually, the great majority in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In high-income countries (HICs) cancer is the commonest cause of disease-related death in AYAs, though overall 5-year survival rates now exceed 80%. A very different circumstance likely holds in LMICs, but accurate assessments are not readily available.Breast cancer accounts for 40% of tumours in female AYAs and this age group includes the peak incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma...
September 27, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953190/laparoscopic-surgery-for-large-gastric-submucosal-tumors
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Kodai Takahashi, Eiji Kanehira, Aya Kamei, Takashi Tanida, Kazunori Sasaki
BACKGROUND: In general, laparoscopic resection for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) >5 cm is not recommended. However, there is a lack of evidence to support this recommendation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 108 patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for gastric GISTs. Of the 108 patients, 23 had GISTs>5 cm. The aim of this study is to evaluate the oncological safety of laparoscopic surgery for large gastric GISTs. In addition, we performed a rapid systematic review of laparoscopic surgery for large gastric GISTs...
September 25, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902390/outcomes-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-on-us-cooperative-group-protocols-an-adult-intergroup-e2496-and-children-s-oncology-group-cog-ahod0031-comparative-analysis
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Tara O Henderson, Susan K Parsons, Kristen E Wroblewski, Lu Chen, Fangxin Hong, Sonali M Smith, Jennifer L McNeer, Ranjana H Advani, Randy D Gascoyne, Louis S Constine, Sandra Horning, Nancy L Bartlett, Bijal Shah, Joseph M Connors, John I Leonard, Brad S Kahl, Kara M Kelly, Cindy L Schwartz, Hongli Li, Jonathan W Friedberg, Debra L Friedman, Leo I Gordon, Andrew M Evens
BACKGROUND: There is no clear consensus between pediatric and adult providers about the treatment of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). METHODS: Failure-free survival (FFS) and overall survival (OS) were compared between 114 patients ages 17 to 21 years with HL who were treated on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network Intergroup adult E2496 study and 391 similarly patients ages 17 to 21 years with HL who were treated on the pediatric Children's Oncology Group (COG) AHOD0031 study...
January 1, 2018: Cancer Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865259/current-margin-practice-and-effect-on-re-excision-rates-following-the-publication-of-the-sso-astro-consensus-and-abs-consensus-guidelines-a-national-prospective-study-of-2858-women-undergoing-breast-conserving-therapy-in-the-uk-and-ireland
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Sarah Shuk-Kay Tang, Sarantos Kaptanis, James B Haddow, Giuseppina Mondani, Beatrix Elsberger, Marios Konstantinos Tasoulis, Christine Obondo, Neil Johns, Wisam Ismail, Asim Syed, Panayioti Kissias, Mary Venn, Souganthy Sundaramoorthy, Gareth Irwin, Amtul S Sami, Dalia Elfadl, Alice Baggaley, Dionysios Dennis Remoundos, Fiona Langlands, Petros Charalampoudis, Zoe Barber, Werbena L S Hamilton-Burke, Ayesha Khan, Chiara Sirianni, Louise Anne-Marie Grant Merker, Sunita Saha, Risha Arun Lane, Sharat Chopra, Sophie Dupré, Aidan T Manning, Edward R St John, Aya Musbahi, Nokwanda Dlamini, Caitlin L McArdle, Chloe Wright, James O Murphy, Ravi Aggarwal, Matei Dordea, Karen Bosch, Donna Egbeare, Hisham Osman, Salim Tayeh, Faraz Razi, Javeria Iqbal, Serena F C Ledwidge, Vanessa Albert, Yazan Masannat
INTRODUCTION: There is variation in margin policy for breast conserving therapy (BCT) in the UK and Ireland. In response to the Society of Surgical Oncology and American Society for Radiation Oncology (SSO-ASTRO) margin consensus ('no ink on tumour' for invasive and 2 mm for ductal carcinoma in situ [DCIS]) and the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) consensus (1 mm for invasive and DCIS), we report on current margin practice and unit infrastructure in the UK and Ireland and describe how these factors impact on re-excision rates...
October 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844985/pediatric-advance-care-planning-pacp-for-teens-with-cancer-and-their-families-design-of-a-dyadic-longitudinal-rcct
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Katherine B Curtin, Anne E Watson, Jichuan Wang, Obianuju C Okonkwo, Maureen E Lyon
Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in the United States. Parents of AYAs with life-threatening illnesses have expressed the desire to talk to their children about end of life (EOL) care, yet, like caregivers of adult patients, struggle to initiate this conversation. Building Evidence for Effective Palliative/End of Life Care for Teens with Cancer is a longitudinal, randomized, controlled, single-blinded clinical trial aimed at evaluating the efficacy of FAmily CEntered disease-specific advance care planning (ACP) for teens with cancer (FACE-TC)...
November 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829692/end-of-life-intensity-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-a-californian-population-based-study-that-shows-disparities
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Emily E Johnston, Elysia Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
PURPOSE: Cancer is the leading cause of nonaccidental death among adolescents and young adults (AYAs). High-intensity end-of-life care is expensive and may not be consistent with patient goals. However, the intensity of end-of-life care for AYA decedents with cancer-especially the effect of care received at specialty versus nonspecialty centers-remains understudied. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, population-based analysis with the California administrative discharge database that is linked to death certificates...
September 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
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