Next steps for adolescent and young adult oncology workshop: An update on progress and recommendations for the future.

Author(s): Smith AW,  Seibel NL,  Lewis DR,  Albritton KH,  Blair DF,  Blanke CD,  Bleyer WA,  Freyer DR,  Geiger AM,  Hayes-Lattin B,  Tricoli JV,  Wagner LI,  Zebrack BJ

Journal: Cancer

Date: 2016 Apr 1

Major Program(s) or Research Group(s): NCORP

PubMed ID: 26849003

PMC ID: not available

Abstract: Each year, 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between ages 15 and 39 years in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. In 2006, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Progress Review Group (PRG) examined the state of science associated with cancer among AYAs. To assess the impact of the PRG and examine the current state of AYA oncology research, the NCI, with support from the LIVESTRONG Foundation, sponsored a workshop entitled "Next Steps in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology" on September 16 and 17, 2013, in Bethesda, Maryland. This report summarizes the findings from the workshop, opportunities to leverage existing data, and suggestions for future research priorities. Multidisciplinary teams that include basic scientists, epidemiologists, trialists, biostatisticians, clinicians, behavioral scientists, and health services researchers will be essential for future advances for AYAs with cancer.