International Charter of Rights for Young People with Cancer
Access to quality cancer care and age-appropriate support is a right, not a privilege
We are calling on the international community in a campaign to acknowledge the unique needs of young people with cancer and to ensure their needs are met. Sign the International Charter of Rights for Young People with Cancer, and work with us to change cancer care.
Young people with cancer
The needs of young people with cancer differ to those of children and older people. They contract some of the most aggressive cancers, which can be made worse by their growth spurts. Furthermore, they are often misdiagnosed - decreasing their chances of survival, and excluding them from clinical trials.
Our campaign is calling on the international community to recognise, act, and improve cancer care for young people. By supporting the International Charter of Rights for Young People with Cancer, you can help improve the lives and survival rates of young people with cancer across the world.
We will work on an international level, petitioning governments to sign the Charter and collaborating with hospitals and research centres to adopt the Charter.
Who we are
An international group of five charitable organisations based in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the United States of America.
- CanTeen Australia
- CanTeen New Zealand
- Teenage Cancer Trust (UK)
- SeventyK (USA)
- Lance Armstrong Foundation (USA)