who we are

Following in the footsteps of the highly developed and successful Teenage Cancer Trust – Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program out of the UK, Teen Cancer America is designed to help hospitals and healthcare professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care. Teen Cancer America aims to educate and support hospitals and outpatient facilities in the development of specialized units for this age group. The units are a place just for teens and young adults where the cancer experience is understood and the importance of living life through the cancer journey is nourished.

Teen Cancer America’s work supports the coming together of physicians and allied healthcare professionals in both pediatric and adult oncology so that the teen and young adult cancer patient care becomes closer to where it needs to be. Age targeted care for this population is necessary for medical and appropriate psychosocial development of this unique age group. Research shows that some cancers that target this particular age group have not improved in over thirty years while improvements have been made in both pediatric and adult cancers alike. Teens and young adults with cancer are long overdue for an upgrade and Teen Cancer America can hopefully light the fire in America’s health systems.

Pete Townshend

Our Founders

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who are the driving force behind Teen Cancer America. After over a decade working with Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK, the duo decided to bring their passion across the pond and make a difference in the lives of teens and young adults with cancer in the United States.

Our Founders
Pete Townshend

Celebrity Ambassadors

Our Celebrity Ambassadors help us fundraise, raise awareness and make meaningful connections with teens and young adults facing cancer.

Celebrity Ambassadors
Pete Townshend

Board of Directors

Comprised of doctors, healthcare experts, philanthropists and passionate professionals in various fields, the TCA board of directors donate their time and expertise to enact change in the field of teen and young adult cancer.

Board of Directors
Pete Townshend

Regional Ambassadors

Teens and Young adults around the country have joined us to share their stories and support their peers.

Regional Ambassadors
Pete Townshend

Sponsors & Partners

Teen Cancer America partners with high-profile sports and entertainment events and organizations throughout the year to raise money and awareness.

Sponsors & Partners

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  • Mercy Children’s Hospital Donates iPods to Lift Patient Spirits

    September 27th, 2013 by teencanceramerica

    Listening to music can lift patients’ spirits and bring their focus to things other than the pain.  Mercy Children’s Hospital in St. Louis is doing their part to improve the lives of young adults with cancer by generously handing out free iPods filled with donated songs to their patients. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1dM62dE

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