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This monograph is the first to collect detailed information about cancer incidence and outcomes in adolescents and young adults (AYA). It was developed to gather population-based incidence, mortality, and survival data specific to cancers that occur in the AYA population, along with epidemiological data and risk factors for the development of age-specific cancers. We believe this monograph will help educate medical providers and the public about cancer incidence and survival in this age group, and provide the impetus for further research to improve the survival and the quality of life of these young people.

This publication was prepared by the NCI's SEER Program and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), with special assistance from the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) and Epidemiology Committees, volunteer editors and authors from the NCI, NCI-sponsored adult cancer cooperative groups (Southwest Oncology Group, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Cancer and Leukemia Group B, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Program, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group), and NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

The monograph is provided in PDF format.

Errata (updated 2/28/2007): Please note that Table 8.1, Figures 9.4, 9.8, 9.9, 13.5, 14.6, 14.10, 14.13, 14.14, 14.15 and relevant text have been updated on the on-line version only.  Please download the appropriate updates below.  We apologize for the inconvenience.
Replacement pages for updated figures (PDF, 1.0 MB) - (pgs. 101, 114-117, 158, 165, 167-169)

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AYA monograph (PDF, 9.7 MB)

Suggested Citation

Bleyer A, O’Leary M, Barr R, Ries LAG (eds): Cancer Epidemiology in Older Adolescents and Young Adults 15 to 29 Years of Age, Including SEER Incidence and Survival: 1975-2000. National Cancer Institute, NIH Pub. No. 06-5767. Bethesda, MD 2006.

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