THRIVE: The Young Adult Cancer Network @ Roswell Park
Through the support of the Steadfast Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute established THRIVE: The Young Adult Cancer Network @ Roswell Park 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.
THRIVE 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 THRIVE and access AYA events and updates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adolescent & Young Adult (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 Nusbaum: 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.
Our Young Adult Workshops for 2014 have concluded. Please stay tuned for information regarding the topics, dates and locations of our workshops in 2015!