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

Updated: Apr 10

European Society for Medical Oncology

April 7, 2021


There is an under-provision and inequity of cancer care offered to this group of patients: 'speaking the same language' and fostering professional collaboration are really key to finding common ground and building something which is tailored to the unique needs of these patients,' says Emmanouil Saloustros, Department of Oncology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece, ESMO Co-Chair of the joint ESMO/SIOPE AYA Working Group.

...The ESMO/SIOPE AYA joint Working Group is committed to supporting both medical and paediatric oncologists by increasing awareness of AYA patients' needs, encouraging the development of ad-hoc education and advocating for an increase in research capacities in tumour types.

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