Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program

Through the support of the Steadfast Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute established the AYA Cancer Program to meet the needs of our patients who are between 15 and 39 years of age.

Each year, 72,000 young patients between 15 and 39 years of age are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. It is the number one cause of disease-related death in this age group. Roswell Park is committed to learn more about AYA cancers, and to optimize the experience our AYA patients have with their disease.

The AYA Cancer Program consists of a multidisciplinary team to help meet the unique needs of this patient population. The team works with the referring specialist or primary care provider and will provide patients access to appropriate medical and supportive services during their treatment and beyond. 

To learn more about the AYA Cancer Program and access AYA events and updates, please contact

The AYA Team

Lynda Kwon Beaupin, MD: Director of AYA Cancer Program 

Brandee Aquilino, PsyD, MA:  AYA Cancer Program Psychologist

Kristen Fix, LMSW: AYA Cancer Program Social Worker

Odochi Uwazurike: AYA Program Assistant

Robin Hace: AYA Event Manager

Together, our goal is to assess the medical and psychosocial needs of each AYA patient. We work with the primary oncologist throughout one’s cancer experience/journey. We offer events, supportive services, and access to retreats that are unique to AYAs. 


Young Adult Cancer Workshop

Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Life Transition Center, 1140 Delaware Ave

To register for social events or the retreat, please contact Robin Hace at (716) 845-4100 or