Validity of the Brief Symptom Inventory for Identifying Depression and Anxiety in Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Comparison With a Structured Clinical Diagnostic Interview.

The Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) is widely used to assess psychological symptoms in cancer survivors, but the validity of conventional BSI-18 cut-off scores in this population has been questioned. This study assessed the accuracy of the BSI-18 for identifying significant anxiety and depression in young adult cancer survivors (YACS), by comparing it with a "gold standard" diagnostic interview measure.Read more

Recommendations for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Surveillance for Female Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer

A Report From the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group in Collaboration With the PanCareSurFup ConsortiumRead more

Fertility risk assessment and preservation in male and female prepubertal and adolescent cancer patients

This review deals with the up-to-date available data on fertility risk assessment and preservation strategies that should be addressed prior to antineoplastic therapy in this vulnerable subgroup of cancer patients.Read more

Prevalence and correlates of fear of recurrence among adolescent and young adult versus older adult post-treatment cancer survivors

This study sought to (1) assess prevalence of fear of recurrence among cancer survivors diagnosed as adolescent and young adults (AYA; 15–39 years) versus those diagnosed at a later age (40+ years) and (2) identify factors associated with fear of recurrence in each group.Read more

Endocrine Abnormalities in Aging Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

The development of endocrinopathies in survivors of childhood cancer as they age remains understudied. This study characterized endocrine outcomes in aging survivors from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study on the basis of therapeutic exposures.Read more

Perceptions of teenagers, young adults and professionals in the participation of bone cancer clinical trials

TYAC member, Verne Lavender, explores the perceptions and experiences of young people with bone cancer, and health professionals involved in their care, with regard to participation in two clinical trialsRead more

Fertility Best Practice Guidance

Fertility Best Practice Statement published by TYAC's Service Development Group

Guidance for professionals to assist them in having an informed discussion with teenage or young adult patients, and their families if appropriate, about the potential effects of planned treatment on future fertility. The guidance explains the fertility preservation options available to teenagers and young adults and the potential for infertility as a result of treatment for cancer.Read more

How teenagers continue school after a diagnosis of cancer

A study of the experiences of young people and recommendations for practice.

A small study of twelve participants aged 13-16 years to understand teenagers' experiences. The authors make thirteen recommendations for the development of educational support for young people with cancer, including the role of the school, the young person and their peers, flexibility and timing.Read more