Each year, nearly 70,000 young adults between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer.
In contrast to those younger and older, survival rates for young adults have not increased since 1975, possibly due to factors such as lack of insurance, less participation in clinical trials and delayed diagnoses. In addition, young survivors often are caught between the worlds of pediatric and adult oncology.
Our Community Education Class for October will address Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Issues including:
Devon McGoldrick is the Director of the Community Programs and Engagement team at the Lance Armstrong Foundation. In this role, Devon oversees national and community partnerships, and designs programs and services to support people affected by cancer around the world. She has twelve years of experience in the healthcare field. Her expertise includes adolescent/young adult oncology, the development, implementation and oversight of innovative projects and partnerships. Devon received her Master of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Joni Watson, MBA, MSN, RN, OCN, is a master’s-prepared certified oncology nurse. She is currently the clinical nurse manager of a multidisciplinary cancer care team at Shivers Cancer Center, part of the Seton Healthcare Family in Central Texas. Prior to joining Seton, Joni was the director of the Nurse Oncology Education Program, a nonprofit project of the Texas Nurses Foundation dedicated to ensuring all nurses are educated on cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.
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