THE AYA PROGRAM AT UI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

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HELPING FIND RESEARCH TO CURE THIS DISEASE

Did you know?

About 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. This accounts for about 5% of cancer diagnoses in the United States. This is about six times the number of cancers diagnosed in young children.1

Despite significant improvements in cancer survival rates for young children and older adults, survival rates for cancer in AYA have shown little improvement in the last 4 decades.2

Evidence suggests that some cancers in adolescents and young adults may have unique genetic and biological features. Researchers are working to learn more about the biology of cancers in young adults so that they can identity molecularly targeted therapies that may be effective in these cancers.1


1. National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/types/aya/

2. AYA Home http://cancer.northwestern.edu/ayao/


The Fight With Flash Foundation will work to financially support the development of the new AYA Cancer specialty center at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. We need your help, and together we will WIN THE DAY!

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