Advancing cancer care for 12-24 year olds
 

Welcome to the AYA Cancer Network Aotearoa 

 

Every year 180 - 200 AYAs aged 12 to 24 years in New Zealand are told they have cancer. It is widely recognised that this group of young people have distinct and unmet needs. They tend to sit on the periphery of cancer care, and they often fall into a "no man's land" between paediatric and adult cancer services. They are understudied and underserved.

 

The network  was established in 2014 with the purpose of connecting hands-on healthcare and support providers from many disciplines and organisations, to find new and innovative ways of delivering care to AYAs with cancer. The goal to ensure all young people diagnosed with cancer in New Zealand have equitable access to high-quality medical and supportive care regardless of where they live.  

 

This website is designed to provide access to resources and links to support health professionals in providing high quality medical and supportive care to young people.

 

 

Keep up with the latest news and updates in Adolescent / Young Adult cancer from around New Zealand.

18 Jun 2017
We're looking for a Programme Coordinator to join the team

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12 May 2017
Standards of Care officially launched

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05 Jun 2017
Successful event launches the AYA Standards of Care

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22 Apr 2017
Registrations now open for the 2nd Global Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Congress

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09 Apr 2017
Listen Up wins NZ youth award

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09 Apr 2017
CanTeen launches lifestyle education programme

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09 Apr 2017
Southland secures support for further development of AYA survivorship passport

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09 Apr 2017
New adolescent unit planned for Christchurch

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22 Apr 2017
AYA Cancer Incidence and Survival in New Zealand

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Find Help in your Area 

Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Cancer services are specialised treatment and support services for young people with cancer aged 12 to 24 years. Health and other professionals working within these services have considerable experience in treating and caring for young people.

Click on the map to find the service closest to you.