Don’t get me wrong, we have a long way to go, but for today we can say we’re on the right track and most importantly, working together – Medical Professionals, Researchers, Government Agencies, Patient Advocacy Groups and Medical Institutions. The Alliance is a coalition of 70+ other organizations that weren't at the meeting but are doing the important work needed day in and day out to support young adults fighting cancer.
Also special about this meeting was we were just down the street from the National Cancer Institute and we had several of their key staff attend the meeting to report on progress they’re making in implementing the recommendations outlined in the AYAO Progress Review Group.
A couple exciting resources I learned about yesterday:
LIVESTRONG has launched a portal of young adult specific resources
LIVESTRONG hosts young adult podcasts
National Cancer Institute has a toll-free # and LiveHelp on-line chat service free to all cancer patients: 1-800-4-CANCER and LiveHelp On-line Chat
Learn more about the work of the LIVESTRONG YOUNG ADULT ALLIANCE and our work to implement the AYAO PRG