Patient Perspectives: Advocating for Adolescents and Young Adults


In 2014, LRF launched a multifaceted AYA initiative in 2014 alongside its founding partner, The Paul Foundation, to assist young lymphoma patients in addressing the medical challenges, psychosocial needs, and access issues they may encounter. The overwhelmingly positive response to this initiative led LRF to found a first-of-its-kind AYA Lymphoma Consortium. The chief objective of the AYA Lymphoma Consortium is to advance the study of AYA lymphomas and improve treatments and care for this patient population, from the point of diagnosis through long-term survivorship. Read on for takeaways from the second AYA Lymphoma Consortium Scientific Workshop, held June 2022 in Jersey City, NJ, as well as insights from LRF Ambassador and AYA patient advocate Katie Palay.

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