NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

An Argument for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Registry: One Model

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

June 2019

Department

Pediatrics

Abstract

Over the last several years, there has been increasing awareness around the unique challenges faced by adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. More cancer centers across the United States are introducing AYA-specific programs to help improve outcomes for these patients. However, given the nature of the United States health care system, there is little ability to track the efficacy of these programs and identify important variables with respect to both interdisciplinary interventions offered and medical and psychosocial outcomes. One program offers an argument as to why tracking these data is important, with a description of the registry they have developed.

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