Assistant Professor, Peds-Hematology/Oncology
Medical Director, UNC Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) Oncology Program
Cancer Prevention and Control
Meet Andrew Smitherman
Area of Interest
I have developed clinical and research interests in providing and improving cancer care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) as well as survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers. Supported by a St. Baldrick’s Fellowship and using analyses of administrative databases, I have examined the patterns of healthcare usage among survivors to characterize emerging chronic treatment-related morbidities. Building on this work with the support of an NCTraCS career development award, I have plans to identify biomarkers predictive of these morbidities through prospective cohort studies.
Learn more about the UNC AYA Cancer Program
Awards and Honors
- Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Young Adult Cancer Champion Award, 2021
- Saint Baldrick’s Fellow, 2013 – 2017
News and Stories
N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital to open Young Adult Outpatient Infusion Clinic
The Be Loud! Center for Young Adult Cancer Care was designed by former UNC cancer patients and is led by Lauren Lux, MSW, LCSW, and Andrew “Smitty” Smitherman, MD.
Triangle Business Journal names Baric, Lux and Smitherman ‘Health Care Heroes’
The Triangle Business Journal honored Ralph Baric, PhD, Lauren Lux, MSW, LCSW, and Andrew Smitherman, MD, MSc, MPH, during the 2021 Health Care Heroes award ceremony.
Five-year survival improves for certain cancers in adolescent and young adults
Researchers identified substantial improvements in five-year survival rates for adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with certain cancers.