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The Reid R Sacco

Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program & Clinic


Tufts Medical Center (Boston)

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[initital draft]


The Alliance began working with the Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center in 2009 when it commissioned a study to validate the extent to which AYAs diagnosed with cancer faced critical gaps in their diagnosis, active treatment, and follow-up care.  The  findings were sobering.  They confirmed what had begun to expose in the late 1990: AYA cancer patients and cancer survivors faced tragic gaps in all these area and that AYAs continued to have lower cancer survival rates than children and older adults.

These observations were not new.   Pioneers....{The good news was this phenomenon had been detected in the late 1990's, most notably by Drs. Archie Bleyer, ....Barrr...Reiss....

In 2013, in partnership with the Tufts Cancer Center, funded the establishment of the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Program and Clinic.  The Alliance continues to provide annual sustaining grants...for growth...exp

Current state...

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