Advancing cancer care for 12-24 year olds

NZ AYA cancer specialists do us proud at Global AYA Cancer Congress

 

In early December the 3rd annual Global Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Congress brought together experts from across the world to learn and enhance the care for young people with cancer.

 

The programme theme of the 2018 congress was Navigating the road through AYA cancer and placed emphasis on the importance of addressing all aspects of AYA cancer from prevention and diagnosis, through acute treatment, to survivorship, palliative care and rehabilitation.

 

The programme included great New Zealand representation with six oral presentations and one poster included. All these contributors did an excellent job bringing attention to both the successes and the challenges we face in the ongoing campaign to improve the quality of care and survival rates for AYA cancer patients in New Zealand.