YACS: What it Means to Be a Young Adult Cancer Survivor


A Discussion with Julia Rowland, PhD

- Tuesday, April 3, 6:30-8:30pm

Arrive at 6:30 to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, program starts at 7pm.

This discussion will focus on the challenges and concerns of young adults in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s who are living with cancer. Participants will have the opportunity to share their unique experiences and questions.

Julia Rowland, PhD has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer for more than thirty years. She has worked with survivors and engaged in numerous funded studies on quality of life and health outcomes. She has also written extensively, and served as co-editor of the groundbreaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology. Dr. Rowland worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and held leadership positions in psycho-oncology at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, DC. She currently serves as Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute where she has championed Cancer Survivorship as an area of Public Health Emphasis both within and outside the institute.


Young Adult Cancer Survivors (YACS) of Smith Center is a group that addresses the unique challenges and concerns of young adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are living with cancer. YACS of Smith Center welcomes young adults at all stages of treatment and survivorship, including those who are newly diagnosed, currently in treatment, any stage of post-treatment as well as the caregivers and friends who support them.

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