Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program (AYA)

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McGill Department of Oncology
Jewish General Hospital (JGH) – Segal Cancer Centre
MUHC- Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)
MUHC- Montreal Neurological Hospital (MNH)

Program Director: petr.kavan [at] (Dr. Petr Kavan)

Medical Co-Directors:
Medical Oncology: Dr. Richard Dalfen (St Mary's Hospital Center)
Radiation Oncology: Dr. David Roberge (MUHC)
Scientific Co-director: Dr. Thierry Muanza (JGH)

Clinical Administrator: Dina Linardos, BScN, CON(C) (JGH)
Clinical Navigator: Sherry Hogan (JGH and MUHC)
Statistician: Robert Zakarian, MSc (JGH)
Administrative Assistants: Monica McKenzie (MUHC); Antonietta Valiante (JGH)

About Us

As part of the McGill Department of Oncology, the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program was created in 2003 to ensure that patients 18-39 years of age have access to the necessary health-care professionals and services to meet their needs. The interdisciplinary team is comprised of physicians (medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, family medicine physicians, palliative care specialists), nurses, fertility experts, dietitians, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, pharmacists and a psychosocial support team (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers) from the various McGill teaching hospitals (MUHC-Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), MUHC-Montreal Neurological Hospital (MNH), Jewish General Hospital (JGH) - Segal Cancer Centre). As the first AYA-specific program in Canada, the team sees patients who have or had been diagnosed with a malignancy at 18-39 years of age, or older adults dealing with a pediatric-type malignancy. The team is following recommendations proposed by the Program Review Group (PRG) in 2006, who evaluated the problem as part of a joint venture between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, with Canadian and UK participation. The majority of patients seen by the AYA Oncology team are 18-29 years old and come from Montreal and surrounding regions as well as from other regions across Quebec.


MUHC-Royal Victoria Hospital
Tel: (514) 934-1934 ext. 31526
Fax: (514) 843-1417

JGH - Segal Cancer Centre
Tel: (514) 340-8222 ext. 4210
Fax: (514) 340-8302

Royal Victoria Hospital, A3.02
687 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A1


Segal Cancer Centre, Pavilion E, 7th Floor
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2