Journal article

Evaluation of an Educational and Vocational Service for Adolescent and Young Adults with Cancer: A Retrospective Review

Victoria Dax, Nicole Edwards, Olivia Doidge, Bryce Morkunas, Kate Thompson, Jeremy Lewin

Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2020


Purpose: A cancer diagnosis and its treatment has the potential to interfere with the ability of adolescent and young adults (AYAs) to remain engaged in education or employment, placing social connectivity, career progression, and financial security at risk. This study aimed at assessing the educational and vocational outcomes of AYAs supported by an Education and Vocational Support Program (EVSP). Methods: Consecutive case files were reviewed of AYAs accessing the EVSP at ONTrac at Peter Mac (January 2014-December 2016). Data collected included: demographic information; diagnosis and treatment; referral time point; education..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Foundation. ONTrac at Peter Mac is funded by the Victorian Department of Health& Human Services, Victoria, Australia; Youth Cancer Services are funded by the Australian Government.