AYA research

How we are working to improve the experience and outcomes for young people diagnosed with cancer

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The Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Services’ multidisciplinary research group is committed to improving care and health outcomes for young people living with cancer. Engaging with local, national, and international colleagues, our research interests include: 

  • Understanding the needs and experiences of patients, survivors, and their families 
  • Improving young people’s health, wellbeing, and health-related quality of life during and post-treatment 
  • Developing and evaluating youth-friendly models of cancer care 
  • Improving treatment and outcomes for rare / high-risk cancers 
  • Facilitating clinical trial enrolment and participation  
  • Strengthening support for young people with life-limiting illness and their families


A selection of key projects is outlined below. Contact us for more information about the range of research, quality improvement and other projects in which our group is engaged. 



A complete list of our peer-reviewed publications from the last five years.


  • Program Director: Associate Professor Kate Thompson 
  • Medical Director: Associate Professor Jeremy Lewin 
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: (03) 8559 6880 

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