Development of a National Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer MDM

 All Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA’s) with cancer in Ireland should be discussed at the National AYA Multi-disciplinary Meeting (MDM). The purpose of this MDM is to ensure that all AYA cancer patients have equitable access to the following:

  • o Comprehensive personalised age care
  • o Developmentally appropriate care
  • o Psychological oncology services
  • o Palliative care
  • o Plan/confirm management of each patient in collaboration with the treating hospital.
  • o A holistic health needs assessment to help guide their management.

The National AYA MDM will be a held weekly on Tuesdays 12-1pm and will be run through the National Cancer Information System (NCIS) MDM function. Any MDM member who is treating an AYA with cancer can make referrals.

Referrals are welcomed and encouraged from any location across the country and does not need to be using NCIS to refer.

To refer please fill in the proforma linked below and email to 

The MDT coordinator will get in touch to confirm the date of MDM discussion for your patient. We ask that you can attend the meeting to present the patient that you are referring, and you can attend the meeting virtually. If this is not possible, please nominate an appropriate team member to present on your behalf.

 Framework for the care and Support of Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer in Ireland 2021 to 2026.