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Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Leonard Sender, MD
Director of Cancer Services at University of California
A nationally-recognized expert in pediatric and adolescent oncology, Dr. Leonard Sender serves as the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at CHOC Children’s, leading one of the nation’s largest programs focused on the unique needs of cancer patients ages 15-39 years old. As a pioneer in oncology treatment for more than 20 years, Dr. Sender specializes in treating adolescents and young adults (AYAs), a largely unknown and underrepresented group in the war on cancer. His team offers a comprehensive approach toward AYA patient cancer care and survivorship that considers their unique challenges, including preservation of fertility, management of acute and chronic effects of treatment, and the psychosocial impact.