Adolescent and young adult oncology. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cancer is the leading cause of death among the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population, excluding homicide, suicide, or unintentional injury. AYA patients should be managed by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals who are well-versed in the specific developmental issues relevant to this patient population. The recommendations for age-appropriate care outlined in these NCCN Guidelines include psychosocial assessment, a discussion of infertility risks associated with treatment and options for fertility preservation, genetic and familial risk assessment for all patients after diagnosis, screening and monitoring of late effects in AYA cancer survivors after successful completion of therapy, and palliative care and end-of-life considerations for patients for whom curative therapy fails.

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Cited Authors

  • Coccia, PF; Altman, J; Bhatia, S; Borinstein, SC; Flynn, J; George, S; Goldsby, R; Hayashi, R; Huang, MS; Johnson, RH; Beaupin, LK; Link, MP; Oeffinger, KC; Orr, KM; Pappo, AS; Reed, D; Spraker, HL; Thomas, DA; von Mehren, M; Wechsler, DS; Whelan, KF; Zebrack, BJ; Sundar, H; Shead, DA

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1112 - 1150

PubMed ID

  • 22956810

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2012.0117


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States