Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of a handful of hospitals to offer a robust program for adolescent and young adult patients with cancer. The AYA Oncology Program was developed to acknowledge and meet the unique needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer, head-on. The mission is to provide high-quality, evidence-based, coordinated care that promotes the physical, psychological and emotional health of adolescents and young adults with cancer during and after therapy by empowering this patient group with the resources and knowledge needed to live an independent and fulﬁlling life.
The multidisciplinary AYA Oncology Program team provides comprehensive consultation to newly diagnosed cancer patients aged 15 to 39, utilizing a patient and family-centered care model to assure the highest quality of disease-directed, supportive and survivorship care for adolescent and young adult patients with cancer. The AYA Program provides:
- A care team specializing in the treatment and support of AYA patients
- Psychosocial and supportive care services
- Opportunities to participate in AYA-focused research
- Referrals to fertility counseling and preservation services
- Support finding vocational, educational, and financial assistance
- Opportunities to connect with other AYA patients with cancer and survivors of cancer
For questions about the AYA Program, please contact Anna Rosenbaum, Project Manager.
Partnership with Teen Cancer America (TCA)
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of a handful of hospitals selected for a grant by TCA, to build and sustain a robust AYA cancer program. We join UCLA, Dana-Farber, MD Anderson, Yale, and Stanford in developing this program.
For more info on our amazing partner TCA, including opportunities to get involved, see here (link)