Strategy needed for adolescent patients with cancer

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.387a (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:387
  1. R C F Leonard, Consultant,
  2. A Gregor, Senior lecturer,
  3. R E Coleman, Senior lecturer,
  4. I Lewis
  1. medical oncologist Senior lecturer Imperial Cancer Research Fund Department of Clinical Oncology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
  2. Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign Department of Clinical Oncology, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield S10 2SJ
  3. Department of Paediatric Oncology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF

    EDITOR,--The care of children with cancer in the United Kingdom has rightly been cited by many professionals as being an outstanding success, translating into year on year improvements in survival for a wide range of haematological and solid cancers. In contrast, the care of adolescents with malignant disease has been unsatisfactory for various reasons and requires a new approach.

    Adolescent patients span an age range from early teenage …

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