Little is known about the factors that influence the place of inpatient care for teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer patients. Recent guidelines have recommended centralization of care for this group to a small number of specialized centers. This study aimed to investigate the influence of geography and travel times on the likelihood of admission to an age-specialist center in England during cancer treatment for patients aged 15–24 at the time of diagnosis.

Authors: R.J. Birch, E.J.A. Morris, D.P. Stark, S. Morgan, I.J. Lewis, R.M. West, R.G. Feltbower

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