Today cancer is the leading disease killer among 20- to 39-year-olds.

A cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 39 is eight times more common than a diagnosis during the first 15 years of life. In the U.S., every 8 minutes a young adult is diagnosed with cancer. 

Despite advances in early detection, treatment, and prevention, there’s been no improvement within the last 30 years in survival rates for this particular age group — and in fact, the gap between the survival rates of young adults and those of cancer patients in other age groups is widening.

Adolescents and young adults face unique challenges with a cancer diagnosis.

We fill the voids in young adult cancer care.