Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program
The Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s collaborates with oncology specialists at the University of Connecticut Health Center to provide consultation, medical care and support services for patients up to age 30 who have been diagnosed with leukemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, soft tissue and bone sarcomas, brain tumors or germ cell tumors.
Patient consultations are in Connecticut Children’s outpatient and inpatients settings and in regional adult care hospitals for patients younger than 40, including the University of Connecticut Health Center and Saint Francis Hospital.
Each patient’s physician participates in the coordination of care and in medical decision-making discussions with patients and their families.
When appropriate, patients who are eligible are given an opportunity to enroll in a clinical trial.
The AYA Cancer Program was established more than 10 years ago with the generous support of the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Alliance, which was formed in memory of Gene and Lorraine Sacco’s son Reid, following his two-year battle with sarcoma.