Delivering high quality care for young people with cancer

Host: Jeremy Whelan, University College Hospital


Room: Hall 1C

This session will bring together researchers and clinicians who are leading the way in TYA cancer care around the world. This will include showcasing key results from BRIGHTLIGHT, the NIHR funded research programme evaluating specialised services for TYA cancer in England. This will be accompanied by presentations highlighting innovations in care from North America, Europe and finally presenting the results from the James Lind Alliance priority setting exercise for research in young people in the UK.

Confirmed speakers:
Rachel Taylor, UCLH, UK
Rebecca Johnson, Mary Bridge Hospital, USA
Winette van der Graaf, The Institute for Cancer Research, UK
Lorna Fern, NCRI TYA CSG HSR Subgroup, NCRI, UK

Innovations in AYA Care from North America
Understanding the barriers to recruitment of teenagers and young adults with cancer to research
Diagnostic timelines of young people with cancer: Findings from the BRIGHTLIGHT Cohort