Original Publication Date: 1 July, 2015
Publication / Source: CNS Oncology
Authors: Scheryll P Alken, Pietro D'Urso & Frank H Saran
Tumors of the CNS are among the commonest malignancies occurring in teenage/young adult patients (i.e., those aged between 15 and 24 years). The treatment of this patient population is challenging. Adolescence and young adulthood are a turbulent period of life, with physical, emotional, social and cognitive changes. Best practice advocates their treatment in dedicated teenage/young adult units, with multidisciplinary team input and access to clinical trials.