Reports and publications
Clinical practice guidance
COSA is developing evidence-based guidance for Australian health professionals on priority issues in AYA cancer management and care. The guidance will be published online on our Wiki site in 2011.
Also as part of the Youth Cancer Networks Program, COSA has commissioned Cancer Institute NSW to create an AYA section of the eviQ Cancer Treatments Online website to provide treatment protocols and point-of-care information for health professionals caring for AYAs with cancer.
Reports and practice frameworks
National Service Delivery Framework for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
This framework – developed by CanTeen and Cancer Australia, in collaboration with a large group of stakeholders (including COSA) – aims to provide a national framework for quality local care for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Practice framework (onTrac@PeterMac)
onTrac@PeterMac Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Service has developed a practice framework for working with 15–25 year old cancer patients treated in the adult health sector.
Adolescents, Young Adults and Cancer in New South Wales
This Cancer Institute NSW monograph provides an overview of the current treatment pathways and models of care for AYA with cancer, their access to and participation in clinical trials, palliative and psychosocial support needs and psychosocial and late-effects for this group of cancer patients in NSW.
COSA AYA Cancer Workshops reports
November 2012 (pdf, 609kb)
May 2011 (pdf, 385kb)
November 2010 (pdf, 455kb)
November 2009 (pdf, 267kb)
November 2008 (pdf, 81kb)
May 2007 (pdf, 145kb)
Cancer in adolescents and young adults forum
Last updated: 20/12/12 09:41:51
‘Cancer in adolescents and young adults’ was the topic of the forum in the March 2009 issue of Cancer Forum. The forum includes articles from leading Australian oncologists and health professionals related to AYA cancer biology and treatment, psychosocial assessment, recommendations for improved treatment and services, and palliative care for young people with cancer.
Starting an AYA program: success stories and obstacles
In this Journal of Clinical Oncology article (May 2010), Andrea Ferrari, David Thomas et al. review the experiences of AYA oncology programs in Europe, North America, and Australia, focusing on similarities and differences in strategy, as well as the major challenges and opportunities faced by these programs.