• Survival rates among AYAs with certain cancers show little to no improvement

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Although 5-year survival rates have increased for multiple cancer types among adolescents and young adults, little or no improvement has been observed for some common malignancies in this population, according to findings published in Cancer.
    Investigators at NCI called for a focused response and more research to address the latter trend, most apparent with breast cancer, gynecologic cancers and sarcomas.
    “As SEER cancer data collection expands over time, including more years of diagnosis, we are able to piece together a larger part of the cancer survival story for the adolescent and
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