The Future of Research in TYA Cancer Care

Lorna Fern is the Research & Development Coordinator of the National Cancer Research Institutes (NCRI) Teenage, Young Adult and Germ Cell Clinical Studies Group, Chair of the NCRI TYA Health Services Research Sub Group and the National Lead for Patient and Public Involvement for the BRIGHTLIGHT study. She is funded by Teenage Cancer Trust and here she explains her role and the importance of research in development of TYA care now and for the future.Read more

TYAC BRIGHTLIGHT Conference 2017: Delegate reflection

In July, we hosted our annual TYAC conference in partnership with research programme, BRIGHTLIGHT to share the latest research, news and treatment methods, amongst some of the leading experts in Teenage and Young Adult Cancer care across the UK. Here, a delegate of the conference, shares her experience of the two-day event.Read more

New Points of View

Dr Bob Phillips, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric and TYA Oncology at Leeds General Infirmary, has been a member of TYAC for over 10 years. Here, he explains the benefits his membership with the organisation has had on his approach to caring for this age group.Read more

Sailing Towards Recovery

Frank Fletcher, CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, on how sailing can help rebuild confidence in teenagers and young adults in recovery from cancer.Read more

Why Teenagers and Young Adults?

David Wright, Cancer Trust Lead Nurse for Teenagers and Young Adults at Manchester Christie Hospital, talks about why he chose to work with this age group.Read more

Time to Talk Male Fertility Preservation

Bryan Woodward is a Consultant Clinical Embryologist who specialises in andrology and embryology services to help people conceive and preserve their fertility. Bryan is also Chair of the UK's professional body for male infertility, the Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA) and has recently set up a specialist fertility service in the East Midlands, specifically for sperm health.Read more

New era for TYAC by TYAC Chair, Dr Dave Hobin

Dr Dave Hobin is the Clinical Lead for the Cancer Service and Paediatric Palliative Care Service at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He is currently the Chair of Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer a position he has held since 2011.Read more

Day in the life of a Teenage and Young Adult Physiotherapist

Nicola Chesman, Teenage and Young Adult Physiotherapist at The Christie, shares a day in her life.Read more

A day in the life of a wellbeing specialist for teenagers and young adults with cancer

Merry Gibbons, a Wellbeing Specialist for teenagers and young adults with cancer (TYA) at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, explains how she provides a holistic cancer care service for young people with cancer.Read more