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The 8th Annual Texas Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Conference builds on the longstanding collaboration among AYA oncology specialists throughout the state of Texas. This conference serves as a platform for collaborative, interprofessional discussion of AYA Cancer Care; sharing of best practices within and between Texas-based and national AYA programs, and discussion of innovations in research, treatment, and psychosocial care of AYAs with cancer. It is hosted in each of the major Texas cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.

2018 Co-Chairs

J Andrew Livingston, MD
Assistant Professor, Sarcoma Medical Oncology 
Co-director, AYA Oncology Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Kelly J Brassil, PhD, RN
Director, Nursing Research and Innovation
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Planning Committee Members

Martha A. Askins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatric Psychologist
Psychosocial Director, AYA Program
The Children's Cancer Hospital
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Wendy Griffith, MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Sr. Social Work Counselor
Department of Social Work
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Michael Roth, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program
Co-Director, AYA Program
Children's Cancer Hospital 
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Sandra Medina-George, M.S., L.P.C., L.P.A.
Vocational Counselor
The Children's Cancer Hospital
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Diana Leipold, B.S.
Manager, Volunteer and Patient Programs
Volunteer Services and Merchandising
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Jaime Estrada, MD
Medical Director
Methodist AYA Program
San Antonio, Texas
jestradamd8@gmail.com

Karen Albritton, MD
Medical Director, AYA Program
Hematology and Oncology Center
Cook Children’s Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas

Sarah Creamer, MD
Hematology-Oncology Fellow
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Barbara L. Jones, PhD, MSW, FNAP
Associate Dean for Health Affairs
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

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