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.

Breast cancer (age 16-24)

Miss Nicola Roche
Tel: 020 8661 3982
Fax: 020 8661 3126

Central nervous system (CNS) cancer (age 16-18)

Dr Stergios Zacharoulis
Tel: 0208 661 3678 
Fax: 0208 661 3617 

Dr Sucheta Vaidya
Tel: 020 8661 3635

Dr Henry Mandeville
Tel: 020 8661 3678

Central nervous system (CNS) cancer (age 19-24)

Dr Henry Mandeville
Tel: 020 8661 3678
Fax: 020 8661 3617

Dr Frank Saran
Tel: 020 8661 3826
Fax: 020 8661 3470

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer (age 16-24)

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

Gynaecological cancer (age: 16-18 GCT)

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

Dr Rachael Windsor
Tel: 020 8661 3329

Dr Sucheta Vaidya
Tel: 020 8661 3635

Gynaecological cancer (age 16-24 non-GCT and 19-24 GCT)

Dr Susie Banerjee
Tel: 020 8661 3979
Fax: 020 8661 3541

Head and neck cancer (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 Ayad Atra
Tel: 020 8661 3549

Leukaemia (age 19-24) 

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

Dr Mike Potter
Tel: 020 8661 3670

Lung cancer (age 16-24)

Dr Mary O'Brien
Tel: 020 8661 3278
Fax: 020 8643 3037

Lymphoma (age 16-17)

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

Dr Donna Lancaster
Tel: 020 8661 3635

Dr Ayad Atra
Tel: 020 8661 3549

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

Dr Rachael Windsor with adult melanoma team
Tel: 020 8661 3329

Melanoma (age 19-24)

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

Palliative care (age: 16-19)

Dr Anna-Karenia Anderson
Tel: 020 8661 3625
Fax: 020 8915 6740

Palliative care (age 19-24)

Dr Jane Wood
Tel: 020 8661 3625
Fax: 020 8915 6740

Renal cancer (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

Dr Rachael Windsor
Tel: 020 8661 3329

Soft tissue sarcoma (age 19-24)

Dr Charlotte Benson
Tel: 020 7808 2200

* Sarcoma patients aged 19-24 receiving care in Sutton will be jointly managed with Dr Chisholm or Dr Windsor.

Testicular cancer (age 16-24)

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

Thyroid cancer (age 16-24)

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

Other useful contacts

General enquiries

Tel: 020 8642 6011

Paediatric contact for referrals to team

Tel: 020 8642 6011, ext 1450

TYA Fellow

Tel: 020 8642 6011, ext 4199

TYA Nurse Consultant

Louise Soanes
Tel: 020 8642 6011, ext 1238

TYA Lead Clinician

Dr Julia Chisholm
Tel: 020 8642 6011, ext 4096

TYA MDT Lead

Dr Rachael Windsor
Tel: 020 8642 6011, ext 4112

MDT Coordinator

Luke Bonner
Tel: 020 8661 3598