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April 30, 2013
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Focus Under Forty Curriculum Offers Professional Education Opportunities

The CoC is a partner in a collaborative group that includes the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.  This collaborative effort centers on the unique and challenging medical and supportive care issues that affect adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with cancer.  In contrast to the progress in cancer survival rates overall, the survival rates for patients aged 15 through 39 who have cancer have not improved in more than 30 years.  The Focus Under Forty™ Curriculum is designed to help cancer care professionals enhance their awareness and understanding of the care issues, and facilitate improved care of this population.

The curriculum includes courses on a variety of topics, along with access to comprehensive references and resources.  Content may be found online on ASCO University® or on iTunes University. A series of audio podcasts were recently developed to offer special focus on key areas of need.  For example, in one podcast, Arnold Baskies, MD, FACS, discusses the unique body image and sexuality issues faced by AYAs.  Other topics addressed in the podcasts and courses include fertility preservation, survivorship, and supportive care.

The Focus Under Forty Curriculum is offered at no charge and includes the opportunity to earn CME credit.


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