Nurse and young woman in consultation

Who we are

TYAC is the UK’s professional association for those involved in the treatment, care and support of teenagers and young adults with cancer. By providing information on best practice and new  developments, training and support to our members, and through funding and supporting research into teenage and young adult cancer, we aim to improve the quality of life and likelihood of survival for young people with cancer.

We TYAC is now part of Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG). This partnership has allowed TYAC to benefit from the infrastructure of CCLG to ensure a sustainable future. CCLG is a member of the Information Standard, Fundraising Regulator and Association of Medical Research Charities, and TYAC's activities in these areas will be governed by the standards set by membership of these organisations.

TYAC Executive

The role of the TYAC Executive is to provide strategic leadership to TYAC, determine activities and ensure that TYAC's work benefits teenagers and young adults with cancer, and those working to support them. The Executive is elected from the membership of TYAC. 

Executive members:
Dr Dave Hobin

TYAC Chair and Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Sue Morgan MBE

TYAC Secretary and Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse Consultant

David Wright

TYAC Treasurer and Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse

Dr Angela Edgar

Consultant Paediatric Oncologist

Dr Lorna Fern

NCRI TYA CSG Research Development Co-ordinator

Dr Maria Michelagnoli

Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist

Ashley Gamble

Chief Executive, CCLG and TYAC


As TYAC is part of Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, a registered charity (number 286669) the Trustees of CCLG are ultimately responsible for the governance of TYAC. Our Board of Trustees, independent of the CCLG and TYAC memberships, has responsibility for oversight and management of the charity's finances and property, and administration of the charity according to charity law.