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Position paper published in ESMO Open: April 07, 2021
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer: a position paper from the AYA Working Group of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE)
A. Ferrari, D. Stark, F.A. Peccatori, J.-Y. Douillard, G. Mountzios, E. Saloustros
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- Reflects the ESMO/SIOPE AYA Working Group position regarding current AYA cancer care, challenges and possible solutions.
- Key challenges are lack of understanding of AYA cancer biology, access to specialised centres, available clinical trials.
- Key recommendations include diversifying interprofessional cooperation in AYA cancer care and measures to improve trial accrual.
- This defines a common vision that can lead to improved outcomes for AYA with cancer in Europe.