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Social Media and the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Patient with Cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports, February 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 233)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Social Media and the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Patient with Cancer
Published in
Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11899-016-0313-6
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Authors

Miguel-Angel Perales, Emily K. Drake, Naveen Pemmaraju, William A. Wood

Abstract

Over 70,000 adolescent and young adults (AYA) aged 15 to 39 years are diagnosed with cancer each year in the US. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has identified AYA cancer patients as a unique population. The most common cancers in this age group include tumors typically seen in pediatric patients such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and brain tumors, as well as cancers more typically seen in adult patients such as breast cancer and melanoma. In addition, some cancers have their highest incidence in AYA patients, such as Hodgkin Lymphoma, testicular cancer, and bone tumors. AYA patients face additional unique issues due to their age, not just questions about treatment choices due to lack of data but also questions about fertility, relationships, loss of autonomy, and interruptions in school/work with potentially significant financial complications. This age group also has very high rates of social media usage with up to 90 % of adults aged 18 to 29 using social networking sites. In this review, we will describe the use of social media in AYAs with cancer and highlight some of the online resources for AYAs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
Unknown 40 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Bachelor 8 19%
Researcher 6 14%
Unspecified 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Other 11 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 36%
Unspecified 7 17%
Computer Science 4 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Other 10 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 85. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 September 2018.
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#159,432
of 12,193,806 outputs
Outputs from Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
#2
of 233 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,091
of 292,279 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
#1
of 13 outputs
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