Treating and caring for people with cancer takes a well-coordinated team. Your team at the AYA Program works together with the rest of your health care team for you and with you. Your team includes nurses, doctors, psychosocial specialists, allied health members, and researchers dedicated to helping you and your family.

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Laura Mitchell, RN, BA, BScN, MN, CON(C)

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Laura works in the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has co-led the development of the AYA Program at Princess Margaret with Dr. Gupta. Laura is also an adjunct lecturer with Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and the co-author of numerous oral and written publications addressing adolescent and young adult oncology needs. She is involved in AYA-related initiatives both nationally and internationally and has 10 years of previous nursing experience in medical/radiation oncology and symptom management and palliative care.

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    Abha Gupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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    Dr. Abha Gupta received her MD at the University of Toronto.  She completed her pediatrics residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (New Haven, CT) and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa) before moving back to Toronto to complete her fellowship in paediatric hematology/oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children.  To complement her training, Dr. Gupta completed a one-year fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology with a focus on sarcoma.  She is currently cross appointed as a staff oncologist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  

    She is the Medical Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at Princess Margaret where she is working with a team of people to create the infrastructure to ensure consistent and high quality delivery of information and services to young people with cancer.

    At Sickkids, along with pediatric urologist, Dr. Armando Lorenzo, she is Co-Medical Director of the Fertility Preservation Program. The goal of this program is to ensure consistent and high quality delivery of information regarding fertility preservation to children and adolescents with cancer.

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  • Last reviewed: 8/14/2017
    Last modified: 7/16/2018 11:01 AM