Journal article

Treatment and Outcomes for Central Nervous System Tumors in Australian Adolescents and Young Adults: A Population-Based National Study

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

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

Abstract

Purpose: While central nervous system (CNS) tumors account for only 10% of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers, they are the leading cause of cancer death in this age group. Using national data for Australia, we describe the presentation, treatment, and survival for AYAs diagnosed with CNS tumors. Methods: A population-based study of 15-24 year-olds diagnosed with CNS tumors (low- and high-grade glioma [LGG, HGG], medulloblastoma [MB], primitive neuroectodermal tumors [PNET], ependymoma [EP]) or other (e.g., low-grade neuronal tumor) between 2007 and 2012. Clinical details were extracted from hospital medical records for..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) project grant 1012250 and grants from CanTeen and The Kids' Cancer Project. The funders had no role in study design, collection, or interpretation of data.