Title

Adolescents with cancer: access to clinical trials and age-appropriate care

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Publication Date

2002-2

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adolescent; *Clinical Trials as Topic; *Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Neoplasms; Quality of Health Care; Referral and Consultation

Disciplines

Hematology | Oncology | Pediatrics

Abstract

Many adolescents with cancer are denied the benefits of protocol inclusion and optimal supportive care. More than 70% of older adolescent patients are not treated at institutions representing pediatric cooperative groups and are not enrolled in clinical trials, despite a demonstrated survival advantage for patients registered in protocols. Failure to refer adolescent cancer patients to specialized pediatric oncology treatment centers also has an impact on their quality of care. The challenge before both the medical and pediatric health care communities is to assure adolescent patients the benefits of inclusion in clinical trials and treatment in age-appropriate settings.

Source

Curr Opin Pediatr. 2002 Feb;14(1):1-4.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Current opinion in pediatrics

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

11880726

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