Young Adult Populations Face Yet Another Barrier to Care With Insurers: Limited Access to Proton Therapy
Department of Radiation Oncology
Health Services Administration | Oncology | Radiation Medicine
Gaps in care and insurance coverage occur as young adults transition from students to employees, and coverage may be inadequate for an unanticipated health care event such as trauma or malignancy. Multiple oncology clinical investigators have identified challenges in enrolling adolescent and young adult patients into clinical trials. The challenges are multifactorial and center on the access to clinical care providers and their understanding of available clinical trials.
DOI of Published Version
FitzGerald TJ. Young Adult Populations Face Yet Another Barrier to Care With Insurers: Limited Access to Proton Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Aug 1;110(5):1505-1507. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.03.028. PMID: 34273324. Link to article on publisher's site
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
Fitzgerald TJ. (2021). Young Adult Populations Face Yet Another Barrier to Care With Insurers: Limited Access to Proton Therapy. UMass Chan Medical School Faculty Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.03.028. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/faculty_pubs/2142