The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation supports two closely related efforts with
the overall goal of enhancing the independence, dignity and identity of
adolescent and young adult cancer patients:
1) "Address the unique needs of adolescent and young adult cancer
patients." Cancer patients in this age group have unique needs and we want
them to be treated as the emerging adults they are. The new AYA Program
Director is spearheading this effort at UNC.
2) "Support research efforts." The oncology world is becoming more focused
on improving medical and psychosocial outcomes of adolescent and young
adult cancer patents, and we are helping UNC build a research-based program
that advances the national understanding of how best to meet the unique
needs of patients in this diverse age group.
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