Intersections is a social community and resource network for the adolescent/young adult (AYA) oncology patient population at UCSF. This program is facilitated by UCSF medical students and is organized in conjunction with the pediatric and adult oncology communities, including physicians, nurses, and social workers. They aim to provide an environment in which patients can form friendships and share their experiences, frustrations, and successes with each other.
Intersections began as a way to fill an unmet need for social support and community building within the AYA oncology patient population. The AYA population is increasingly recognized as a distinct group within the field of clinical oncology, both in terms of disease biology and unique psychosocial needs.
Many of our MSTPs are involved with the Intersections community, assisting with social events (such as the Intersections Gala), workshops, speaker and lecture series, community outreach, and community building.
Please visit the Intersections website for more information.