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Developing a Program for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer

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Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer are a constituency of patients facing unique disparities of care affecting their quality of life and treatment outcomes. These needs differ from those of the average adult cancer patient.  Currently, most adult institutions do not adequately and consistently meet the needs of this vulnerable population that fall between the pediatric and adult oncology systems’ structures[1].

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