Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at Children's Hospital is a partnership with Vanderbilt's Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

If you're between the ages of 15 and 29, you are considered an adolescent or young adult (AYA). We know the issues you face with cancer diagnosis and treatment are different than those of adults and young children. Using the resources of both pediatric and adult cancer specialists, we are here to see to provide you with the best care.

Conditions We Treat

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    Malignant melanoma
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    Ovarian cancer
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    Testicular cancer
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    Soft tissue sarcoma
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    Ewing sarcoma
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    Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)

Meet Your Care Team

Scott C. Borinstein
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Scott C. BorinsteinMD, PhD

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Debra L. Friedman

Debra L. FriedmanMD, MS

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Why Choose Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care at Children's Hospital

  • Access to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

    Our collaboration with the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center ensures you will receive the best treatment plan in the optimal location. Vanderbilt-Ingram is one of an elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. We work with a group of the best cancer organizations including Teen Cancer America, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Consortium of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Centers (CAYACC). Together we advance understanding, promote research and improve outcomes for teens and young adults with cancer.

  • Subspecialty care

    You will have access to both adult and pediatric cancer subspecialists with expertise in specific cancer subtypes.

  • Fertility resources

    You'll receive access to fertility preservation resources before, during and after cancer treatment.

  • Financial counseling

    All families and caregivers of AYA cancer patients receive financial counseling and navigation to assist with the economic challenges of cancer care.

  • Psychosocial resources

    We provide unique psychosocial resources to help you manage the emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis. These include our exclusive new Behavioral Hematology Oncology Program, with two licensed psychologists dedicated to working with and supporting your child's and family's mental and emotional needs.

  • Innovative research

    You’ll have access to both adult and pediatric clinical trials, allowing access to cutting edge drugs, immunotherapy and personalized medicine.

  • Post-treatment help

    You'll have access to the REACH Survivorship Clinic after treatment is completed.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:


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