See also our related blogs for the Keller Laboratory and the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Friday, June 17, 2011

AYA Voice: Our Program Director Talks Survival Gaps

Issues in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology was a hot topic at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. Our Program Director, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, blogged about the highlights last week.
He then joined fellow experts, Archie Bleyer, MD, and Karen Albritton, MD to discuss the survival gap in adolescents and young adults with cancer for the ASCO Post.
“Survival is worse for young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) than it is for children with ALL. Similarly, in breast cancer, survival rates are worse for women under 40 than for older women.” – Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD
Check out what the all the experts had to say here.

[ this entry re-posted from Knight News ]
[ Update!  see Brandon's guest editorial of the NCI Cancer Bulletin! ]

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