Teenagers and young adults

The Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) service offers specialist care together with emotional, practical and social support to young adults aged 16 to 24 who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The Royal Marsden is the designated principal treatment centre providing age-appropriate care for teenagers and young adults with cancer for the South Thames Region.

The referral practices for teenagers and young adults aged 16 to 18 and 19 to 24 are as follows:

  • All teenagers aged 16 to 18 with a confirmed cancer diagnosis who live within the South Thames Region must be referred to The Royal Marsden.
  • All young adults aged 19 to 24 should be offered the choice of treatment at a TYA designated hospital or The Royal Marsden.
  • All Royal Marsden referrals should be made directly to a Royal Marsden clinician within the appropriate clinical area (see table below). The clinical referral (referral letter, copies of imaging and pathology as appropriate) will initiate discussion at the TYA MDT once the referral has been accepted.
  • Young adults aged 19 to 24 who choose to have treatment at a TYA designated hospital should be referred to the TYA MDT using the MDT referral proforma. This will allow patient registration on the national TYA Cancer Registry.

Referral details

Breast (age 16-24)

Ms Katherine Krupa
Tel:020 8661 3982
Fax: 020 8661 3126

Central Nervous System (CNS) (age 16-18)

Dr Fernando Carcella
Tel: 020 8661 3678 
Fax: 020 8661 3617 

Dr Sucheta Vaidya
Tel: 020 8661 3957

Dr Henry Mandeville
Tel: 020 8661 3549

Central Nervous System (CNS) (age 19-24)

Dr Henry Mandeville
Tel: 020 8661 3549
Fax: 020 8661 3617

Gastrointestinal (GI) (age 16-24)

Dr Ian Chau
Tel: 020 8661 3582
Fax: 020 8661 3890

Gynaecology (age 16-18 GCT only)

Dr Julia Chisholm
Tel: 020 8661 3549
Fax: 020 8661 3617

Dr Sucheta Vaidya
Tel: 020 8661 3957

Gynaecology (All non GCT age 16+)

Dr Susie Banerjee
Tel: 020 8661 3979
Fax: 020 89156759

Head and Neck (age 16-24)

Dr Kate Newbold
Tel: 020 8661 3638
Fax: 020 8915 6719

Leukaemia (age 16-18)

Dr Mary Taj
Tel: 020 8661 3329
Fax: 020 8661 3617

Dr Donna Lancaster
Tel: 020 8661 3635

Dr Elsje van Rijswijk 
Tel: 020 8661 3635

Leukaemia (age 19-24) 

Dr Mark Ethell
Tel: 020 8661 3794
Fax: 020 8642 9634

Dr Mike Potter
Tel: 020 8661 3670

Lung (age 16-24)

Dr Mary O'Brien
Tel: 020 8661 3278
Fax: 020 8643 0373

Lymphoma (age 16-18)

Dr Mary Taj
Tel: 020 8661 3329
Fax: 020 8661 3617

Dr Donna Lancaster
Tel: 020 8661 3635

Dr Elsje van Rijswijk 
Tel: 020 8661 3635

Lymphoma (age 18-24)

Professor David Cunningham
Tel: 020 7808 2105
Fax: 020 7351 2477

Melanoma (age 16-18)

Dr Julia Chisholm
Tel: 020 8661 3549
Fax: 020 8661 3617

Melanoma (age 19-24)

Dr James Larkin
Tel: 020 8661 3979
Fax: 020 8915 6759

Palliative care (age 16-18)

Dr Anna-Karenia Anderson
Tel: 020 8661 3625

Palliative care (age 19-24)

Dr Jayne Wood
Tel: 020 7808 2761

Renal (age 16-24)

Dr James Larkin
Tel: 020 8661 3979
Fax: 020 8661 3541

Soft tissue sarcoma (age 16-18)

Dr Julia Chisholm
Tel: 020 8661 3549
Fax: 020 8661 3617

Soft tissue sarcoma (age 19-24)

Professor Winette Van Der Graaf
Tel: 020 7808 2200
Fax: 020 7808 2113

Dr Robin Jones
Tel: 020 7808 2590
Fax: 020 7808 2113

Dr Charlotte Benson
Tel: 020 7808 2200
Fax: 020 7811 8170

Testicular (age 16-24)

Dr Robert Huddart
Tel: 020 8661 3269
Fax: 020 8661 3142

Thyroid (age 16-24)

Dr Kate Newbold
Tel: 020 8661 3638
Fax: 020 8915 6719

Other useful contacts

Paediatric contact for referrals to team
Tel: 020 8642 6011

TYA Lead Nurse
Tel: 020 8642 6011 

TYA Lead Clinician
Dr Julia Chisholm
Tel: 020 8642 6011

MDT Coordinator
Tel: 0208 661 3969
Email: mdt.tya@nhs.net