Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program

Program Leaders

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Support Program

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NC Cancer Hospital are proud to offer individualized support for adolescentand young adult patients facing a cancer diagnosis. Lauren Lux, director of the AYA program, specializes in working with teenagers and young adults ages 13-26.

Teenagers and young adults have different needs than other cancer patients. Your cancer treatment affects your education, relationships, career, independence, fertility, and more.  The AYA cancer support program works with patients age 13-26 to provide:

  • One-on-one support
  • Programs and events for patients
  • AYA-specific financial and emotional resources 
  • Connections to peer support 

The AYA program is made possible through support from the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation.

AYA Research

More information regarding AYA Research conducted at UNC coming soon!

AYA Publications

More information regarding AYA Publications coming soon!