Journal article

Management of Sarcoma in Adolescents and Young Adults: An Australian Population-Based Study

Victoria M White, Lisa M Orme, Gemma Skaczkowski, Ross Pinkerton, Michael Coory, Michael Osborn, Helen Bibby, Wayne Nicholls, Rachel Conyers, Marianne B Phillips, Rosemary Harrup, Rick Walker, Kate Thompson, Antoinette Anazodo

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: While overall survival (OS) for cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYA) has improved, there has been little change in AYA survival for several types of sarcomas. Using national data for Australia we describe (1) the treatment centers caring for AYA sarcoma, (2) treatments provided, and (3) survival outcomes. Procedure: National population-based study assessing treatment of 15-24 year-olds diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma (STS), bone sarcoma (BS), and Ewing family tumors (ET) between 2007 and 2012. Treatment details were abstracted from hospital medical records. Treatment centers were classified as pediatric or adult specialist AYA/sarcoma center, or other adult. Cox propor..

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