Why Focus Under Forty? Because cancer is the leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults, whose age range spans from 15 to 39. Consequently, the educational programs offered are designed to shed light on the unique biology and care issues that are associated with patients with cancer in this age range. The goals for the educational courses in this series are to increase awareness and enhance the understanding of care issues and challenges associated with this patient population. Educational partners developing this Series include: ASCO, the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation, LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Commission on Cancer/American College of Surgeons, Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance, the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology.
This initiative was supported by the Cooperative Agreement 5U50DP001689-05 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.