“Summer is you”: Adolescents and young adults with cancer sing about their desire for summer

Stefano Signoroni, Laura Veneroni, Elena Pagani Bagliacca, Paola Gaggiotti, Matteo Silva, Michela Casanova, Stefano Chiaravalli, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Maura Massimino, Andrea Ferrari

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Creative spirit and art are used as part of the Youth Project in Milan, a program dedicated to adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer. The “Summer is you” music project involved 45 patients (15–26 years old): with professional help, the patients wrote music and lyrics, sang their song, and recorded a video clip, sharing with us not only their hopes and fears, but also their romantic encounters and their urge to travel (https://youtu.be/Q5FSCMUVg0E). This project exploited the power of music to bring young people with cancer together in a novel form of support that can complement the more conventional psychological approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere27630
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2019



  • adolescents
  • art
  • music
  • project
  • psychosocial support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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