We are committed to advocating for translational research and effective treatments to realize the goal of curing childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers.
Understand and overcome the challenges associated with conducting childhood, adolescent and young adult (CAYA) cancer research in Canada by bridging the gaps that occur when moving a promising idea through the various stages of discovery and into clinical trials.
Address and remove the barriers that exist in accessing targeted and promising cancer clinical trials for CAYA with cancer in Canada.
Educate and activate government leaders, policy makers, industry and others active in the Canadian medical community to effectively address the issues facing CAYA cancer oncologists, researchers, patients and their families to better improve and streamline access to innovative treatments.
Connect with CAYA health advocacy groups across Canada to strengthen our collective voice in fighting for world class care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.
May 17, 2018:
Over 23 leading pediatric oncologists and researchers, and 27 cancer organizations from across North America, are shedding light on the inequitable access to promising early phase clinical trials for Canadian children, adolescents and young adults (CAYA) with cancer and offering solutions to ensure no child gets left behind.