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Posted by: Anthony Audino, MD on Apr 03, 2019


The definition of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patient has evolved over time, but in the United States, it is defined as those diagnosed with cancer between ages 15–39 years. AYA patients are a unique population with regard to both their cancer and psychosocial needs.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Understanding Genetic Predisposition to Cancer

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When a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents commonly ask, “Does this put my other kids at higher risk for developing cancer as well?” Most of the time, the answer to this question is “no”. Read More

Radon: Keeping Your Family Safe

Oct 14, 2014

Do you know what the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States is? Do you know what odorless and colorless radioactive gas may be present in your home? That’s right, it’s radon! The U.S. Read More

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

Sep 22, 2014

Smoking is expensive, addictive and, most importantly, deadly. Unfortunately, many adults willingly accept those consequences. But as parents and caregivers, we would never physically hand our children cigarettes with their dinner, during a car ride or any other time. Read More

One Thing (Almost) All Kids with Cancer Have in Common

Mar 12, 2014

A parent’s worst nightmare becomes reality: their child has cancer. It happens every hour to a family like yours or mine. And no matter where they live, who their doctor is or which hospital they are going to for treatment, these kiddos have something in common: Nationwide Children’s Read More

Viral Therapy: Giving Cancer a Cold

Sep 30, 2013

Every 40 minutes in the United States, a new child is diagnosed with cancer. That means during your lunch break, one or two families were devastated. As the chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, I am determined to make a Read More

Childhood Cancer: Treating the Whole Family

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When a child falls ill with cancer, it takes a toll on the whole family. All too often, parents and healthy siblings have needs that get ignored—their focus is elsewhere. Read More

When Work Hits Home: Hailey’s Leukemia Story

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The week leading up to Friday, September 24, 2011 was just like any other week. I had recently completed a research project where I work in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Read More

A Vaccine to Prevent Cancer - Is It Safe?

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As a parent and a physician, I spend a fair amount of time dreaming about a world free of cancer. While that dream is far from reality, every day we are making new progress in the fight against cancer. Read More