ABOUT THIS APP
The Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service is a team of health professionals who work with young people aged 15 to 25 living with cancer. Based at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, we work directly with young people or alongside other cancer specialists to ensure all aspects of a young person’s health and wellbeing are attended to both during treatment and in the years beyond.
ReGenerate was developed to assist young people after cancer treatment through the provision of information and self-directed support that can be accessed easily and conveniently. With funding generously provided by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the app was developed in partnership with young people, Fika Entertainment and Deakin University.
While ReGenerate is specific to Australia, we expect that much of the content will be relevant to young people in other countries around the world. While it is important to remember that this app serves as a general resource and does not replace the need for personalised medical, legal or financial advice, we hope it helps to answer at least some of your questions and supports you in living your best life after treatment.
We sincerely thank the many young people who so openly shared their personal cancer experience and stories to ensure that this resource has relevance and meaning, and gratefully acknowledge all the health professionals who contributed their time and expertise, from reviewing and editing content to participating in podcasts and videos.
The Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service: Andrew Murnane, Sam Van Staalduinen, Kate Thompson
Fika Entertainment, Deakin University: Dr Greg Bowtell, Dr Jordan Beth Vincent
Youth Advisory Group: Nicholas Ball, Jessica Van Zeil, Melody Dunn, Christopher Ioannou, Jack Davies, Alexander Manifavas
Sam Van Staalduinen, Lucy Holland, Kate Thompson, Andrew Murnane, Kate Wilcox, Lauren Atkins, Ilana Berger
Fika Entertainment, Deakin University: Greg Bowtell, Jordan Beth Vincent, Michael Graham, Mitch Sigley, Jamie Copeland, Warren Armstrong, Peter Divers, Shanique Hallgren, James Furler, Deanne Czarnecki, Gavin Williams, Kris Maric
Artwork: David Booth
Music: Original podcast soundtrack by Jeremy Bowtell, Pure Productions
ReGenerate has been developed to assist young people in moving forward with their lives after treatment for cancer through the provision of information, tools and self-directed support. It is not a substitute for professional health, legal or financial advice, and is not to be used as a guide for responding to physical, medical or mental health issues, emergency or otherwise.
All care has been taken to ensure that the information in this app was accurate at the time of publication, and while efforts will be made to maintain it as such, this information is subject to continuing research, clinical experience, reasonable differences in opinions among authorities and individual circumstances. While we have strived to make ReGenerate as useful and applicable as possible to the lives and experiences of our users, the app is a general resource only, and users are encouraged to exercise their own judgement and/or seek professional opinion with respect to the currency, completeness, accuracy and personal relevance of information contained herein.
This app and all content contained herein (including but not limited to text, photographs, video, audio, graphics, design, functionality, trademarks and logos) is for users’ information and personal use only, and cannot be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, uploaded, distributed or posted- in whole or in part- in any way, without the prior written consent of Peter Mac.