UCLA Daltrey Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program

The Regents of the University of California, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles (The Regents of the University of California) / Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Grant: $50,000

With Tower’s help, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA will lay the foundation for a comprehensive program that will improve outcomes and survival for all patients with cancer ages 13 – 25 served by the UCLA health system to be successfully implemented among three sites, UCLA, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. The UCLA Daltrey Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program’s will ensure that adolescent or young adults (AYA) patients undergoing treatment have complete access to psychological support, palliative services, child life services, and a social worker, among others. For patients undergoing treatment, they should be exposed to programming that helps to make their time in the hospital as enjoyable as possible. For those patients that have completed therapy, the goal would be to implement programs that help AYA patients get back to living their lives like they were before they were diagnosed with cancer.