Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers


The Adolescent and Young Adult cancer population, or AYA, refers to individuals with cancer between the ages of 15 to 39 years old.  They bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology and in this transitional age group, cancer can have characteristics that are either common in childhood cancer or that are common in adult cancers.

The most common cancers for adolescents and young adults are thyroid cancer (17%), testicular cancer (14%), Hodgkin lymphoma (11%), and melanoma (7%).

Advancements in treatment and overall survival for AYA with cancer has been extremely limited over recent years.


To find a list of AYA studies open at adult centres, use the keyword "AYA" in your U-Link search. 


Find more information specific to adolescents and young adults here.

AYA Resources - Sarcoma

  • Canadian Sarcoma Research and Clinical Collaboration (CanSaRCC)

           Link: Canadian Sarcoma Clinical and Research Collaboration


  • Sarcoma Research Consortium Of Quebec (SARC-Q)

           Link: SARC-Q