ENCCAWP17-WP7 consensus paper on teenagers and young adults (TYA) with bone sarcomas

Miriam Wilhelm, U. Dirksen, S. S. Bielack, J. S. Whelan, I. J. Lewis, H. Jürgens, S. Ferrari, K. Sundby Hall, A. M. Cleton-Jansen, D. Stark

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Teenagers and young adults (TYA) cancer contributes substantially to morbidity and mortality in a population with much to offer society. TYA place distinct challenges upon cancer care services, many reporting feeling marginalized and their needs not being met in adult or paediatric cancer services. Bone tumours such as osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma, because of their age at presentation and the complexity of their care, are where challenges in managing (TYA) with cancer have often been most readily apparent. Bone sarcomas may be managed by paediatric or medical oncologists, and require fastidious attention to protocol. A lack of recent improvement in survival in TYA with bone tumours may be linked to a lack of specialist care, poor concordance with therapy in some situations and TYA-specific pharmacology. Participation in clinical trials, particularly of young adults, is low, hindering progress. All these requirements may be best met by a concerted effort to create collaborative care between adult and paediatric experts in bone sarcoma, working together to meet TYA patients' needs.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbermdu153
Pages (from-to)1500-1505
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Adolescents and young adults (AYA)
  • Bone tumours
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Teenage and young adults (TYA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medicine(all)


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