COSA members established the multidisciplinary Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) Group to address the unique needs of adolescent and young adult patients and their caregivers. The AYA Group has strong links with CanTeen and Cancer Australia and has been leading efforts to improve outcomes for adolescents and young adults with cancer since 2007.

COSA AYA Executive Committee

Wayne Nicholls (Chair) Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
Antoinette Anazodo Sydney Children's Hospital
Jennifer Chard  Western Sydney Youth Cancer Service
Lisa Orme (Deputy Chair)            Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Michael Osborn  Women & Children's Hospital Adelaide
Marianne Phillips Princess Margaret Hospital for Children Perth
Kate Thompson  ONTrac @ Peter Mac
Martin Tattersall Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Kylie Mason Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melissa Jones  SA/NT Youth Cancer Service

An important aspect of the treatment of AYA’s with cancer is research and clinical trials. Here is the link to the clinical trials registry:

AYA Group Terms of Reference (pdf) - Council approved 29 August 2014