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Essential AYA Cancer Literature

This is our "must read" collection of research papers, presentations, articles and books in the field of AYA Oncology, AYA Cancer, and AYA cancer Survivorship.

Cancer in Adolescents & Young Adults
Bleyer, Archie, et al., editors. 2nd Edition. Springer Publishing, 2017

This is the second edition of the book that started it all.  Cover to cover, this work is packed full of chapters addressing the full range of statistics, issues, current research, and perspectives on AYA Cancer.

Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults
with Cancer: Workshop Summary

Institute of Medicine. 2013. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Forum in July 2013 to facilitate discussion about gaps and challenges in caring for adolescent and young adult cancer patients and potential strategies and actions to improve the quality of their care. The workshop featured invited presentations from clinicians and other advocates working to improve the care and outcomes for the adolescent and young adult population with cancer.

This article, in A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, provides a recent and concise summary of AYA cancer statistics, trends, issues and focus areas.  Its list of references is all-inclusive and an excellent source of citations in the body of AYA cancer literature.

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