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Young adult cancer services in the UK: the journey to a national network.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23760699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The past decade has seen the development of a network of specialist teenage and young adult cancer centres across the UK. These provide expertise in treatment across the spectrum of malignancies that occur in young adults, supported by multi-disciplinary teams that are able to provide the psycho-social support so necessary for this age group, and in a hospital environment that encourages social interaction while delivering expert medical care. The development of teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer as a specialty gained establishment backing in 2005, through NICE guidance which mandated that all 16- to 24-year-olds should be referred to specialist TYA cancer centres. The foundation of this achievement was set by a handful of committed individuals and the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that has acted as patient advocate and political pressure group, and that has brought to public attention the need for change while providing support for specialist staff and hospitals.
Authors:
Robert Carr; Myrna Whiteson; Melinda Edwards; Sue Morgan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, King's College London, UK.
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