We are dedicated to creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. Learn more about the unique issues young adults face and how we address them.
Jan 17, 2019 · First Citizens and Teen Cancer America have pledged $400,000 to support Duke’s Teen and Young Adult Oncology (TYAO) program at Duke. The funds will help fund staffing for a medical family therapist, patient navigator and psychologist. Funds will also support teen and young adult-focused activities and a patient-centered model of care.
Apr 25, 2018 · More than 60,000 young adults aged 20 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. About 4% of all cancers are diagnosed in people in this age range. About 9,000 young adults die from cancer each year. Cancer is the 4 th leading cause of Last Revised: April 25, 2018.
Our mission is to provide financial assistance to young adults diagnosed with cancer and to fund innovative cancer treatments and research. Since July of 2009, the David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation (DAM-CANCER Foundation) has provided more than 450 financial grants to young adult cancer patients, ages 18 through 35, the most financially vulnerable of all the cancer age groups.
Jan 16, 2019 · DURHAM, N.C. – A festive event at Duke Cancer Institute on Wednesday morning celebrated a $400,000 award from First Citizens Bank and Teen Cancer America to support programs for teens and young adult cancer patients.“We are delighted to join with Teen Cancer America and First Citizens Bank to continue to expand our specialized oncology services for teens and young adults,” .