Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance


In 2006, the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance (Alliance) was formed as a program of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The Alliance was a coalition of organizations, including universities and academic medical centers, cancer centers, community hospitals, professional societies, nonprofit/advocacy groups, and liaison members from government agencies such as NCI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2011, LIVESTRONG and the YAA Steering Committee decided to create a new Young Adult Alliance separate from LIVESTRONG to enhance the scope of benefits for organizations that serve AYAs diagnosed with cancer. To help the new entity become established financially, LIVESTRONG has granted seed money to the new entity in 2012 and pledges continued support through the end of 2014.

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