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.
Laura Mitchell, RN, BA, BScN, MN, CON(C)
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.
View Laura's LinkedIn profile
Abha Gupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC
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. View Dr. Abha Gupta's LinkedIn profile
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