Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

  • Archie Bleyer
  • Ronald Barr
  • Lynn Ries
  • Jeremy Whelan
  • Andrea Ferrari

Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Ronald Barr, Lynn Ries, Andrea Ferrari, Jeremy Whelan, Archie Bleyer
    Pages 1-6
  3. Lynn Ries, Annalisa Trama, Kayo Nakata, Gemma Gatta, Laura Botta, Archie Bleyer
    Pages 7-42
  4. James V. Tricoli, Archie Bleyer, Jakob Anninga, Ronald Barr
    Pages 43-67
  5. Jessica Hochberg, Nader Kim El-Mallawany, Laurence Brugieres, Andrew McMillan, Mitchell S. Cairo
    Pages 69-117
  6. Ralph M. Meyer
    Pages 119-133
  7. Ursula Creutzig, Matthew Kutny, Richard F. Schlenk
    Pages 135-149
  8. Jennifer L. McNeer, Archie Bleyer, Valentino Conter, Wendy Stock
    Pages 151-175
  9. Carey K. Anders, Rebecca Johnson, Jennifer Litton, Kathryn J. Ruddy, Archie Bleyer
    Pages 177-202
  10. Maura Massimino, Marta Podda, Claudio Spinelli, Archie Bleyer
    Pages 203-230
  11. Diwakar Davar, Armita Bahrami, Alberto S. Pappo, John M. Kirkwood
    Pages 231-267
  12. Jubilee Brown, Jean Hurteau
    Pages 269-306
  13. Brandon Hayes-Lattin, Archie Bleyer
    Pages 307-318
  14. Kevin Zbuk, Oren Levine, James V. Tricoli, Michael La Quaglia
    Pages 319-333
  15. David Walker, Anne Bendel, Charles Stiller, Daniel Indelicato, Stuart Smith, Matthew Murray et al.
    Pages 335-381
  16. Andrea Ferrari, Shreyaskumar R. Patel, Jay Wunder, Karen H. Albritton
    Pages 383-416
  17. David M. Thomas, Jeremy Whelan
    Pages 417-427
  18. Michael Leahy, Filippo Spreafico, Archie Bleyer
    Pages 429-451
  19. Marcio H. Malogolowkin, Arun Rangaswami, Allison O’Neill, Jack Plaschkes, Arthur Zimmermann
    Pages 453-476
  20. Archie Bleyer
    Pages 477-507
  21. Andrea Ferrari, Karen Albritton, Michael Osborn, Ronald Barr, Rebecca H. Johnson, Dan Stark et al.
    Pages 509-547
  22. Annette E. Hay, Lorna Fern, Ralph M. Meyer, Nita Seibel, Ronald Barr
    Pages 549-563
  23. Ashley Vandermorris, Kerry W. Parsons, Mark L. Greenberg
    Pages 565-581
  24. Anthony Penn, Aura Kuperberg, Brad J. Zebrack
    Pages 583-602
  25. Yasmin Gosiengfiao, Teresa K. Woodruff
    Pages 633-650
  26. Marilyn J. Wright, Kirsten Ness
    Pages 651-665
  27. David R. Freyer, Ashley Wilder Smith, Julie Anna Wolfson, Ronald D. Barr
    Pages 667-685
  28. K. Scott Baker, Andrew A. Toogood, Michael Hawkins, Paul C. Nathan
    Pages 687-710
  29. Melissa Maria Hudson, Karen Kinahan, Lisa K. Sharp, David R. Freyer
    Pages 711-733
  30. Anne Klassen, Natasha Wickert, Elena Tsangaris, Robert Klaassen, Samantha Anthony
    Pages 735-747
  31. Karen Wasilewski-Masker, Tracy Howk, Erin Connelly, Sergey Postovsky, Pamela Brill, Kate Carlson Wrammert et al.
    Pages 749-764
  32. Susan K. Parsons, Gery P. Guy Jr., Stuart Peacock, Joshua T. Cohen, Angie Mae Rodday, Elizabeth A. Kiernan et al.
    Pages 779-799
  33. Ronald D. Barr, Lynn Ries, Andrea Ferrari, Jeremy Whelan, Archie Bleyer
    Pages 819-825
  34. Archie Bleyer, Ronald Barr, Lynn Ries, Jeremy Whelan, Andrea Ferrari
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This is the second edition of the only book to be devoted exclusively to the total cancer picture in adolescents and young adults (AYA), now expanded from the age range 15-29 to that of 15–39 years. For each of the diverse spectrum of cancers encountered in the AYA group, the epidemiology, natural progression, diagnostic approaches, and treatment options are described, with special emphasis on strategies for early detection and prevention. Comparison is made with management of both younger and older patients, and model programs are presented that address common diagnostic, staging, treatment, and psychosocial shortcomings in the AYA group. Detailed attention is also paid to principles and practices of care, with consideration of psychosocial and quality of life issues, social support systems, rehabilitation, late effects, insurance, and economic aspects of health care, among other topics. The authors make compelling arguments for integrated strategies that allow young adults to benefit from the combined expertise of pediatric and adult oncologists in systems that identify both the complex disease and the social issues specific to this population. 

The proposed models of care include relationships with other specialties that do not specifically target this age group, i.e., infectious disease, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, gastroenterology, thoracic and abdominal surgery, urology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery. New patterns of communication are advocated and endorsed as essential for productive interaction involving these specialties. References are extensive and are oriented toward users in pediatric hematology-oncology medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, oncology nursing, psycho-oncology, social work, epidemiology, public health and health services research. The contributing authors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, France, Israel, Switzerland and Australia, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.



Adolescents Cancer Medical Oncology Pediatric Oncology Young Adults

Editors and affiliations

  • Archie Bleyer
    • 1
  • Ronald Barr
    • 2
  • Lynn Ries
    • 3
  • Jeremy Whelan
    • 4
  • Andrea Ferrari
    • 5
  1. 1.BendUSA
  2. 2.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.RiesSearch LLCRockvilleUSA
  4. 4.University College HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Pediatric Oncology UnitNational Tumor InstituteMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33677-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33679-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5318
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-0812
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology