Treating AYA patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lisa Giulino Roth, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics in Medicine, spoke to OncLive about treating adolescent and young adult patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. It is a unique age range that is particularly relevant in Hodgkin lymphoma, where the peak age range is young adults, Roth explains. This population has unique medical and psychosocial needs that are relative to younger and pediatric patients as well as older patients with cancer. There are differences in therapeutic approaches for patients in this age range, as well. Some patients may go into a pediatric oncologist's or adult oncologist's office and receive two very different treatments for the same disease, she adds.