AYA Oncology Program

​​Refer your patient to the AYA Program

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Research Funding Opportunities

  • Michael Kamin Hart Research Award in AYA Oncology

    ​Michael was a gifted young man who was making advances in biochemistry research during his Master's degree at the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (McMaster University). During his studies he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He passed away from his cancer at the age of 25. Because of Michael's love for research and his family's support towards initiatives that will improve the quality of AYA cancer care, this award has generously been established by the Hart family in Michael's memory to further research in AYA oncology.

    Research in AYA oncology can span many disciplines including, but not limited to, pediatric oncology, radiation oncology, hematology, medical oncology, psychology, nursing, social work, psychiatry, kinesiology, reproductive biology, and palliative care.

    The AYA Program and MKH Fund is offering a seed research grant to facilitate or support feasibility studies, self-contained studies, or projects that have the potential to generate data to inform larger studies. The deadline for submission is December 2, 2019 at 5:00pm. Please note that applications must be received by email. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. Letters of notification will be sent by the middle of January 2020.

    Download the Michael Kamin Hart Research Award application [PDF, opens in new window]

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We believe in the importance of informing patients about their fertility risks and preservation options.


Fertility Preservation Guidelines:


Resources for Providers and Patients:

These brochures can be printed and folded for patient distribution. They can be used to supplement conversations around fertility. Coloured copies of these brochures can be found in the Patient and Family Library. For additional copies, contact us at aya@uhn.ca

    Egg Preservation - An Option for Young Women at Risk for Sub-Fertility


    Make a Referral:

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    Exercise & Nutrition

    Wellspring 30-Week Cancer Exercise Program:

    In this exercise program, a trained Cancer Exercise Specialist assess patients and design a personalized program for them. There are 4 locations in the GTA.

    Download the Wellspring 30-Week Cancer Exercise Program referral form [PDF, opens in new window] »

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    Psychosocial Support

    Cancer Survivorship Clinical Program:

    To address any of the following:

    • Survivorship Consultation: Helps survivors identify their needs and how cancer may impact energy, function, memory, work, relationship, and sex life
    • Physiatry
    • Fatigue Clinic
    • Function and Mobility Clinic
    • Wellness and Exercise Program
    • Neurocognitive Clinic 

    Download the Cancer Survivorship program referral form [PDF, opens in new window] »


    Music Therapy:

    Download the Music Therapy referral form [PDF, opens in new window] »


    Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care (POPC):

    Download the Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care referral form [PDF, opens in new window] »

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    External Resources

    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Resource List:

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has compiled a list of resources for adolescents and young adults with cancer, in hopes of better addressing the concerns and needs of young adults with cancer. The list includes resources surrounding fertility/sexuality, psychosocial needs, genetic testing, financial toxicity and peer support. Links to survivorship care recommendations are also provided.

    Download the ASCO AYA Resources List [PDF, opens in new window] »


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    Last reviewed: 8/27/2019
    Last modified: 9/5/2019 11:57 AM