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Experts urge to remove care inequalities for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer

Experts urge to remove care inequalities for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer

IMAGE: Dr Andrea Ferrari, Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy, lead author of the paper and SIOPE Co-Chair of the joint ESMO/SIOPE AYA Working Group view more 

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IMAGE: Dr Andrea Ferrari, Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy, lead author of the paper and SIOPE Co-Chair of the joint ESMO/SIOPE AYA Working Group view more 

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Lugano, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium, 8 April 2021 – Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer are often missing out on age-appropriate specialist care owing to a lack of awareness of how their needs differ from those of children and older adults with cancer.

A newly released position paper from the AYA Working Group of ESMO and the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) defines a common vision for improving outcomes for AYAs with cancer in Europe. (1, 2) Its recommendations include cooperation between a diverse range of specialists involved in AYA care, development of services tailored to the needs of AYAs with cancer, and specific measures to get more patients in this age group into clinical trials.

Each year, more than 150,000 people in Europe in the



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