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  1. 1. Cancer between Age 15 and 40: Progress at Last! Is Texas Contributing? Archie Bleyer, M.D. Medical Director, Clinical Research St. Charles Cancer Care Bend, OR Objectives: • Realize the older adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients have not had the progress in research, diagnosis, treatment and survival that other age groups have enjoyed. • Explain how the trend may be reversing due to national improvement in awareness and programs. Identify the groups leading this trend in the health care industry and private sector and the resources and programs to improve patient care in this populations. • Evaluate the AYA oncology paradigm with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and determine how Texas can contribute.