Malignant hematologic diseases in adolescents and young adults.

@article{Wood2011MalignantHD,
  title={Malignant hematologic diseases in adolescents and young adults.},
  author={William Allen Wood and Stephanie J Lee},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 22},
  pages={5803-15}
}
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer have been designated as a vulnerable population by the National Cancer Institute. This group, defined by the ages of 16-39 years, has not enjoyed the same survival improvements over the past several decades as older and younger cohorts. Several barriers prevent the optimal delivery of oncologic care in this subpopulation. This review will describe these challenges in the context of the major hematologic malignancies affecting this population (acute… CONTINUE READING
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