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Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Program

AYA Program

We recognize that adolescents and young adults with cancer have unique needs and face challenges not encountered by other groups. It is our goal to ensure that our patients between the ages of 15 and 22 receive the best available individualized care, by providing state-of-the-art treatment options with a comprehensive team approach that addresses the physical, psychological, social and emotional needs of adolescents and young adults along the journey from diagnosis, treatment, remission and survivorship.

Our Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) Program team has the expertise of pediatric oncologists, medicine-pediatric trained physicians, adult oncologists, fertility preservation experts, surgeons, radiation oncologists, psychologists, social work and clinical trial coordinators. Most of our treatment protocols come from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a national organization funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI); we are also members of Alliance Clinical Trials and ECOG-ACRIN. The AYA team participates in a multi-disciplinary tumor board with states in the Gulf South and Texas. Our adolescents and young adults have access to the Teen Room; a space that provided teens and young adults a place to read, play video games and have computer access.

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