TEEN & YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY PROGRAM
Duke Cancer Institute’s Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program provides teen and young adult patients (ages 15 to 29) and their loved ones with support and community during a cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The program offers specialized medical care; individual, couples and family therapy; peer connection; and activity-based groups, both in the medical center and in the community.
In the video below, two physician champions with Duke Cancer Institute’s Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program — doctors Rachel Greenup and Lars Wagner — discuss the need for teen and young adult oncology programs.
Teen & Young Adult Oncology Program: What is It ? How Can You Benefit?
Experts Answer Your Questions
Social Engagement & Peer Connections for TYAO Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers
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Teen Cancer America
Teen Cancer America (TCA) partners with hospitals throughout the United States, including Duke Cancer Institute's Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program, to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer. TCA aims to build teen friendly environments, develop standards for age-targeted care, improve collaboration between pediatric and adult specialists, and support dedicated research to improve outcomes and survival rates. Learn More
Additional Resources for Teens & Young Adults
To make an appointment, call 919.684.4497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn More about TYAO and additional supportive care and survivorship services and resources.
The Duke Teen and Young Adult Oncology (TYAO) program and Teen Cancer America (TCA) have a shared mission to improve quality of life and outcomes for teens and young adults with cancer; to support those affected by their cancer; and to provide access to the best age-appropriate care and support.
Through the support of TCA, the Duke TYAO program has been able to create new services and elevate the existing program.