AYA Position papers – Experts urge end to care inequalities for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer

A newly released position paper from the AYA Working Group of ESMO and the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) defines a common vision for improving outcomes for AYAs with cancer in Europe. Its recommendations include cooperation between a diverse range of specialists involved in AYA care, development of services tailored to the needs of AYAs with cancer, and specific measures to get more patients in this age group into clinical trials. This paper is a unique collaboration between oncologists serving the paediatric and adult populations and can be accessed here.

In addition, the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children’s Paediatric Innovation Research Forum have issued a paper advocating that adolescents routinely be considered for enrolment in phase 3 clinical trials.