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A Narrative Review of Models of Care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: Barriers and Recommendations

Journal title
Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology
Publication year
2018
Author(s)
Fardell, J. E.; Patterson, P.; Wakefield, C. E.; Signorelli, C.; Cohn, R. J.; Anazodo, A.; Zebrack, B.; Sansom-Daly, U. M.
Pages
148-152
Volume
7
Number
2

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have unique cancer care needs that differ significantly from younger and older cancer patients. There has been an increasing appreciation for this unique group of patients internationally, with a rise in research and establishment of innovative models of care dedicated to addressing their needs. This narrative review identifies common elements and barriers to care for AYA cancer patients and survivors, and offers recommendations for developing clinical care models for this age-defined population.

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