The Reid R Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program
at Connecticut Children's Medical Center
About the Program
In addition to providing care at Connecticut Children’s, The Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program collaborates with oncology specialists at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center to provide consultation, medical care and support services for patients up to age 40 with diseases more often found in younger patients.
Each patient’s physician participates in the coordination of care and in medical decision-making discussions with patients and their families. When appropriate, patients who are eligible are given an opportunity to enroll in a clinical trial.
AYA Program Objectives
Increase AYA access to clinical trials
Provide fertility and sexual health consultations and education to AYAs and families
Provide specialized psychological, social and emotional support
Connect AYAs to local and national resources
Collaborate with oncology specialists at local adult hospitals to provide consultation and increase expertise in caring for AYAs with cancer
Provide survivorship support