Guest host Dr. Ryan Roberts welcomes Rebecca Johnson and Becca Jacobsen to a conversation about the benefits and contributions of AYA (Adolescent/Young Adult) psycho-social support programs which serve the needs and challenges within this demographic of cancer patients and survivors.

Ryan D. Roberts, MD, PhD, is a physician for the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a principal investigator for the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a member of the Translational Therapeutics research program at The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University.

TWIPO Guest: Dr. Rebecca Johnson is medical director of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) oncology program at Seattle Children’s Hospital, in Seattle, Washington. Her medical training includes Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Genetics and Pediatric Oncology. She also serves on the advisory boards for both the Children’s Oncology Group AYA Committee and the Canadian Partnership for Cancer AYA Task Force, as well as the NCCN AYA Oncology Guideline development committee and ASCO Integrated Media and Technology Committee.

TWIPO Guest: Becca Jacobsen is a medical social worker for Multicare’s Good Samaritan Hospital. A cancer survivor, Becca now stands as a Lead Patient Advocate for young adult cancer patient research within Multicare’s Research and Innovation Institute, working directly with Dr. Rebecca Johnson and the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Council in Tacoma (AYAOC).

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  1. Cristen Kern Hays on April 29, 2020 at 1:05 am

    A joy to listen to. Thank you for making this accessible. You reminded me of a few of my favorite words, said by Carl Sagan’s description of a pale blue dot.

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