The Young Adult Cancer Network

Through the support of the Steadfast Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute established The Young Adult Cancer Network 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 Young Adult Cancer Network 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 Young Adult Cancer Network and access AYA events and updates, please contact


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. 

AYA Events

Group Sessions

Please join us for the following group sessions at Labatt Pub, The Key Center.

Date: October 8, November 12, December 10
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: 50 Fountain Plaza Suite 900, Buffalo, NY 14202

Light refreshments will be served. 

AYA News

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