HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Teens overlooked in cancer research

Hamilton, ON (Jan. 2, 2007) -- McMaster University pediatric cancer specialist Dr. Ronald Barr says the teen gap in cancer care has been overlooked for far too long.

Statistics show that gains in survival rates for teenagers and young adults (age 15 - 29) with cancer are dismal when compared to those for youngsters and older adults with the disease.

"While there have been improvements in survival in children and older adults in recent decades there has been no such improvement in this age group in the past 25 years or so," said Barr, a professor of pediatrics of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and chief of hematology-oncology at McMaster Children's Hospital.

Barr, who is involved in local, national and international efforts to reverse this trend, is available for interviews to discuss this issue.

Barr is one of the editors of the recently released and first definitive document on the incidence, survival and mortality of 15 - 29 year-olds. Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the United States, this monograph was a co-operative venture between the Children's Oncology Group (all 17 pediatric oncology centers in Canada and more than 200 American institutions) and the SEER (Survival Epidemiology and End Results) program.

Barr is a member of the NCI and Lance Armstrong Foundation's new Progress Review Group whose sole purpose is identifying and prioritizing the scientific, medical and psychosocial barriers facing adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. They plan to develop strategies to better the odds for this age group.

"The Lance Armstrong Foundation is very keen to advocate for young people with cancer and educate them in high schools, colleges and work places to the fact cancer can afflict people in their age group - and that when they get a lump they shouldn't say 'it's just a lump' but that it might be a form of cancer," Barr said.

B
'"/>

Contact: Veronica mcGuire
vmcguir@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x22169
McMaster University
3-Jan-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Teens with migraine at greater risk of suicide
2. Teens can perform CPR as well as adults and should be taught from an early age
3. Teens get needed access to care with state health insurance
4. Teens may lose transplanted organs when insurance runs out
5. Teens who smoke have increased risk of developing asthma
6. Teens half as likely to smoke if they are wise to subliminal messages in cigarette ads
7. Teens who do use condoms often dont use them properly
8. Teens and smoking: Why cessation interventions should start after the first puff
9. Teens herbal product use associated with illicit substance use
10. Teens healthy food choices foiled by early lunch, soft drink machine income and parents who cater
11. Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... As ... “safe side”, the Cohn Health Institute has taken this time to expand ... celebration of its 30th Anniversary, the Cohn Health Institute will be relaunching its brand ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... 1,400 N95 face masks to medical first responders across the United States. Since ... donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to put financial strain on many of us, so ... fat from our monthly expenses and put more into savings, if possible. , “That’s a ... financial safety net in place in case something were to happen to you,” says Lee ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... ... , ... When professor and author Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, ... than become melancholic, however, he put together a final lecture in Carnegie Hall in ... a negative situation and turned it into something that inspired millions of people worldwide. ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... ... Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) today announced that the True North Classical ... Indoor Air Protection System that is the first system designed and proven to catch ... the filtration system on September 8th. , The IVP Air S1 model is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... If you live in New York City you will ... part makes sense, it’s the law of supply and demand, but are plastic surgeons in ... a significant percentage of their patients that make the four-hour trip to have expert aesthetic ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Cano Health, LLC, ... in Florida and San Antonio is happy to announce that it has selected ... In this capacity he will serve as community advisor, advertising talent, and creative ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... software, today announced the successful completion of their 2020 System and Organizational Controls ... their HITRUST® interim assessment and MARS-E compliance assessment. These achievements reflect their long-standing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: