Focus on Young Adults

Each year, nearly 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) are diagnosed with cancer; and lymphoma, the most common type of blood cancer, accounts for nearly 1-in-5 cancer diagnoses among young people. In fact, every seven minutes someone is diagnosed with lymphoma.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s (LRF) Erase Lymphoma program aims to assist young lymphoma patients in addressing the unique medical challenges, psychosocial needs and access issues they may encounter by providing expert materials and programs. With an increased focus of lymphoma, we can empower patients with the knowledge they need to beat this blood cancer and raise the funds needed to cure it.

Together, We Can #EraseLymphoma

Educational Programs and Services
A longstanding priority for the Foundation is to educate patients, caregivers and health care providers about the unique needs of those individuals who receive a lymphoma diagnosis. This effort can be complicated for the AYA population, who may receive a delayed diagnosis and be unfamiliar with the health care system. To address these challenges, the Foundation’s toolkit can assist AYA lymphoma patients navigate their diagnosis, plan for treatment and transition to long-term survivorship. To request a free toolkit, contact the LRF Helpline at (800) 500-9976 or

LRF has, and will continue to, prioritize and contribute to the body of evidence on the treatment of AYA lymphoma patients with the Foundation’s correlative clinical/translational grant to study AYA lymphomas. The goal of the grant program is to fund adjunct studies to complement and synergize with ongoing lymphoma clinical trials within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Cooperative Groups. Click here to learn more about LRF’s AYA Grant program.

Public Policy and Advocacy
Public policy has the potential to impact the health and treatment of AYA lymphoma patients as much as scientific discovery. Federal officials and policy makers enact laws, policies and regulations that directly impact the nation’s investment in research and a patient’s ability to access appropriate and affordable health care. LRF works in partnership with members of the United States Congress to ensure that elected officials understand the challenges faced by AYA patients and make their needs a national priority. Become an advocate and join the Foundation’s network of 5,000 grassroots volunteers who support federal legislation that seeks to create new systems and research funding streams to benefit AYAs who are diagnosed with cancer.

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