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teenagers and young adults with cancer.

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Professional education

We organise conferences for professionals working with young people with cancer to help keep professionals up-to-date with the latest thinking and new developments.

Service development

We provide information, advice and support to healthcare professionals who work with young people with cancer or who are developing services for them.

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TYAC Champions

Our Champions are members who encourage information sharing between TYAC and establishments that deliver teenage and young adult cancer care in their local area.

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Latest resources

  • Fertility Best Practice Guidance

    Fertility Best Practice Statement published by TYAC's Service Development Group

    Guidance for professionals to assist them in having an informed discussion with teenage or young adult patients, and their families if appropriate, about the potential effects of planned treatment on future fertility. The guidance explains the fertility preservation options available to teenagers and young adults and the potential for infertility as a result of treatment for cancer. Read more

  • How teenagers continue school after a diagnosis of cancer

    A study of the experiences of young people and recommendations for practice.

    A small study of twelve participants aged 13-16 years to understand teenagers' experiences. The authors make thirteen recommendations for the development of educational support for young people with cancer, including the role of the school, the young person and their peers, flexibility and timing. Read more

  • Endocrine Abnormalities in Aging Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

    The development of endocrinopathies in survivors of childhood cancer as they age remains understudied. This study characterized endocrine outcomes in aging survivors from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study on the basis of therapeutic exposures. Read more

News

  • New hope for Hodgkin Lymphoma patients

    A trial of immunotherapy drug, Nivolumab, to see if it worked on young people suffering Hodgkin lymphoma found that 66 per cent of the 80 participants saw their tumours shrink significantly while one in 10 were given the all clear. Read more

  • New structure, new look

    Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer is celebrating a new milestone, after having successfully applied to the Charity Commission of England and Wales to become a registered charity. Read more

  • TYAC’s National Fertility Awareness Week Voice

    National Fertility Awareness Week gave TYAC an opportunity to raise awareness for specialist fertility provisions for teenagers and young adults with cancer for the first time and we were pleased with the brilliant response. Read more

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