Patient Reported Outcomes/QoL/Survivorship
Panel 22 (Live SA-CME) - Translating Needs Into Action: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care for the Radiation Oncologist
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Room 217 C/D
Session Type: Panel
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.50 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits
To receive Live SA-CME credit, you must add this session to your registration for an additional fee. For Live SA-CME credit you must present your ticket at the door and complete the online assessment. Space is limited, so please register early. Please note that events and fees are subject to change.
For CME credit you DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION.
Adolescents and young adults are a growing population of patients with cancer who face unique developmental and logistical challenges in receiving oncologic care. Issues of fertility, sexual health, educational or early career attainment and financial burden shape the landscape of cancer treatment from the moment of diagnosis and on to survivorship.
ASTRO has developed a comprehensive survivorship care plan and checklist with common issues encountered by AYA patients in the course of oncology care. Yet the prospective identification and triage of these issues, similar to other patient reported outcomes, has not been addressed. This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by AYA patients based on available clinical evidence, with a particular focus on those unique to radiation treatment. The session will build on this foundation to provide a framework for radiation oncologists to implement and translate AYA focused assessments and interventions in collaboration with other care providers and specialists.
- Define the unique needs and challenges of adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients in relation to multidisciplinary cancer care.
- Identify the radiation-specific concerns of AYA patients (e.g. fertility) and common strategies to provide support.
- Distinguish the key components and processes needed to implement a basic AYA program in radiation oncology.
3:15 PM - 3:35 PM
Introduction to Session and Remarks from an AYA cancer survivor and radiation oncology resident
3:35 PM - 3:55 PM
Fertility and Sexual Health in AYA Patients - Focus on radiation side effects and interventions
Speaker: – Massachusetts General Hospital
3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
ASTRO AYA Follow-up Checklist - Opportunities for prospective management of AYA concerns in
Speaker: – University of North Carolina