Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) | CHOP Research Institute

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA)

The Behavioral Oncology Program aims to improve the medical and psychosocial outcomes and health-related quality of life in young patients and their families across the continuum of cancer care.

The goal of this research study is to learn about experiences with repetitive behaviors from autistic teens and their families.

The teenage years can be an exciting time for friendships and becoming more independent.

Published on
Sep 26, 2023
Annual long-term follow-up care is critical to manage and monitor for late effects, recurrence, or new cancer.
Published on
Sep 18, 2023
Congratulations to the 2023 Carole Marcus Award Recipients: Stella Chou, MD, and Lisa Schwartz, PhD.
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Dec 14, 2021
A new Diversity Fellow, Dr. Prussien studies barriers and facilitators of transition to adult medical care in adolescents with SCD.

Parents and their child between 16 and 21 on the autism spectrum are both asked to partner with us for this study as we learn more about the decisions you make about transportation, including driving. We also hope to learn about how transportation influences quality of life and other outcomes.

Dr. Schwartz's research focuses on behavioral and psychosocial aspects of cancer and its treatment in adolescents and young adults (AYAs), a group of patients with unique medical and psychosocial challenges. Most of her current studies aim to understand and improve self-management among AYAs.

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