Cancer research is an exceptionally exciting area full of hope and promise. At UCLA, we strive to incorporate research and clinical trials into the standard practice for all of our patients, including those in the AYA age group. Historically, patients in the AYA age group have been enrolled in clinical trials far less than other age groups, but we aspire to change this statistic.
During an initial meeting with an AYA Nurse Navigator, we will discuss in detail what clinical trials and clinical research entail. We help you find out if you might be eligible for any research at the time of diagnosis. It is our goal to help our patients receive the latest, cutting-edge care and to further advance the growing field of oncology research.