Cancer in Adolescents

Authors: V. Bajčiová;  Z. Onderčová;  D. Kodýtková
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika dětské onkologie LF MU a FN Brno
Published in: Klin Onkol 2015; 28(Supplementum 2): 81-90
doi: 10.14735/amko20152S81


Cancer in adolescents (15 to 19 years) appears to be a serious medical, psychologic, ethical and economical problem as well. This group of patients has been languishing in the shadow of pediatric oncology and out of interest of adult oncology. Spectrum of types of tumors and their biologal characteristics are age‑specific and different from all other age groups. The overall incidence of cancer in adolescents is continuously increasing. Treatment results and outcome of adolescent cancer are worse compared with outcome in children with cancer younger than 15 years.

Key words:
adolescents – cancer – age‑specific differences – diagnostic challenges – therapeutic options

This study was supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the State Budget of the Czech Republic – RECAMO, CZ.1.05./2.1.00/03.0101 and by the project MEYS – NPS I – LO1413.

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, orservices used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.

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