Last Updated:2019/10/23

AYA Oncology Alliance (AYAKEN)


A healthcare and society where young people can thrive with and beyond cancer


AYA Oncology Alliance brings together a community of patients, professional providers, families and friends who share a mission to improve the lives of adolescents and young adults (AYA) who are diagnosed with cancer by enhancing clinical activities, promoting researches and raising public awareness.


Among 1 million people newly diagnosed with cancer in Japan, approximately 20,000 are adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 39. Although cancer diagnosis and treatment have a tremendous impact on their lives and life plan, not enough attention has been paid to their unique experiences, anxieties and concerns because the number of AYA patients is relatively small and their diagnoses are diverse.

AYA Oncology Alliance aims to improve the care and quality of life of AYA cancer patients and survivors by creating networking opportunities to all stakeholders, providing education to healthcare providers and supporters on optimal care for AYA with cancer, and promoting researches and clinical programs to improve the outcome of AYA with cancer.


Your contribution will be used for educational programs, activities to raise awareness, as well as promotion of research to help AYA with cancer survive and thrive.

  • Educational programs for healthcare providers and supporters (the following site shows the pictures from an educational seminar held in collaboration with Tokyo Medical and Dental University: https://aya-ken.jp/archives/2970)
  • Open lectures/events to the public in collaboration with AYA cancer survivors (the following site shows the pictures from a live talk-event with Gan-note: https://aya-ken.jp/archives/2399)
  • Travel grant for support groups to join the annual meeting of AYA Oncology Alliance (the following is an article in Asahi Shimbun on the first annual meeting of AYA Oncology Alliance: https://www.asahi.com/articles/SDI201902200636.html)
  • You can see our forthcoming events on our website: https://aya-ken.jp/event

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