New wellbeing support app for young people

New wellbeing support app for rangatahi The Starship Foundation have recently launched a new app called Village – a communication app to empower young people through tough times. This is an amazing wellbeing support app designed specifically for rangatahi in Aotearoa.  Best of all, it’s free! This app has been co-designed by Starship clinicians, rangatahi […]

Waikato Region update: New Radiation Pamphlet for AYAs

Midland Region update: New AYA Radiation Pamphlet The Waikato Radiation team and the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Services have developed a specific AYA Radiation Pamphlet informing AYAs of the support the Radiation Therapy team can provide them while going through radiotherapy. Some supports include education, support and personal AYA radiation therapy buddy to […]

Canteen Australia Youth Cancer Services Leadership Development Programme

Youth Cancer Services Leadership Development Programme Opportunity May 2022 Tēnā koutou katoa, Canteen Australia in partnership with the AYA Cancer Network Aotearoa is generously offering two scholarships to participate in the Youth Cancer Services Leadership Development Programme commencing May 2022 The scholarships are available to any health professional working in a cancer setting in New […]

Updated Fertility Preservation Guidelines for People with Cancer in Aotearoa

Fertility Preservation for People with Cancer in Aotearoa – Clinical Practice Guideline 2021 A Fertility Preservation Working Group was established in May this year to review and update the 2014 Fertility Preservation Guidelines. This process is now complete and the guidelines ready for wider consultation and feedback. You can view the guidelines by clicking the […]

Latest news Covid-19

COVID-19 Updates, Information and Support The AYA Key Workers are working really hard to ensure young people with cancer all over Aotearoa are supported during this time. Check out the Newsletter we have co-created with the Key Workers  Click here We have also created a Covid-19 page where you will find information about undergoing cancer […]

NZ Herald News Article

NZ Herald news article It was great to see the recognition and publicity the release of our Action Plan 2020-2025 received across different forums from radio to TV to news articles. Check out our awesome feature in the NZ Herald. Click here to read: Youth cancer survival rates increased but inequity remains – Report  

Released: AYA Cancer Action Plan 2020-2025, Mahere Tautapa Mate Pukupuku Taiohi

Released: AYA Cancer Action Plan 2020-2025 Mahere Tautapa Mate Pukupuku Taiohi Below is the national strategy for Adolescent and young adult cancer care 2020-2025 A special mention goes to our AYA Consumer Advisory Group, an incredibly dedicated group of young people with lived experience of cancer. Please take time to watch the video below. Our […]

Farewell to Liz and Rochelle

Farewell to Liz and Rochelle We would like to offer a heartfelt farewell and thank you to Liz Sommer and Rochelle Moss for the incredible impact they have both made to the Network. Liz Sommer was the Capital Coast AYA Cancer Keyworker for 12 years and Rochelle Moss Programme Manager for the AYA Cancer Network […]

AYA Cancer Incidence and Survival Report for the 2008 to 2017 Period

AYA Cancer Incidence & Survival Report for the 2008 – 2017 period The second national report presenting comprehensive statistics on cancer in adolescents and young adults in Aotearoa has now been released alongside the AYA Cancer Action Plan 2020 to 2025, Mahere Tautapa Mate Pukupuku Taiohi. This report focuses on the ten-year period between 2008 […]