Research Studies

Check out our open research studies!

• University of Ottawa Study:

Are you an adolescent or young adult (16-39 years) who has completed primary cancer treatment? Researchers from the University of Ottawa want to hear from you to better understand the relationship between physical activity, cognitive function, and mental health in young persons treated for cancer. Participation in this online study involves completing a survey, completing three short neuropsychological tests, and possibly participating in an interview (this will only apply to a small subset of participants).

EMAIL [email protected] TO SIGN UP 

• Oregon State University Studies:

Support networks are important and can help people navigate health care before and after cancer in many different ways. The “Thriving Together” qualitative study is open to transgender and gender diverse cancer survivors and members of their support network. Participants must be at least 18 years old.


• University of Hawai’i Cancer Center

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center is running a mobile app study to see how it impacts different areas of well-being in cancer survivors – namely, anxiety and cancer-related neuropathy. We are currently asking people who have been diagnosed with cancer and finished primary treatment if they would like to use a mobile app for mindfulness meditation to see if it impacts anxiety or neuropathy.

Interested participants will be asked to follow the link for either anxiety OR neuropathy and to participate in ONE of the studies, for one time only.

CLICK HERE for the anxiety study.

CLICK HERE for the neuropathy study.

• University of Florida

University of Florida is seeking to interview adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors as part of a research study about their experiences communicating with parents and clinicians. Participants must be currently age 18-32 years old and diagnosed with blood cancer between ages of 15-29. Participants must be either in active treatment or up to 3 years since the end of treatment. 

The interview will be conducted by phone or Zoom and will take about an hour. Eligible participants will receive a $25 gift card by mail. By participating, you can help researchers improve oncology care and contribute to interventions that help parents and clinicians better support patients/survivors like yourself.

EMAIL [email protected] TO SIGN UP

• University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Coping Beyond Cancer (CBC) is a two-year, post-treatment study focusing on the health of young adult cancer survivors (25-39 years old) and their partners. The study aims to examine short- and long-term changes in stress, health behaviors, and quality of life. 


• University of Colorado School of Medicine

Are you interested in talking about the role of hope in your life? Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are interviewing Hispanic adolescent and young adult cancer survivors about their experiences with hope.

EMAIL [email protected] TO SIGN UP

• Cedars Sinai Cancer

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Cancer Research Center for Health Equity is currently running a study to understand adolescents and young adults (AYA) cancer survivors’ experiences with a virtual physical activity program. You can help expand their understanding of the value of virtual physical activity platforms, and the role physical activity can play in supporting your health and well-being. If you are a cancer survivor between the ages of 18-29 who has completed active cancer treatment, you may consider participating.

EMAIL [email protected] TO SIGN UP

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

We are a research team led by Dr. Kerryn Reding at the University of Washington working on technology to help young adult cancer survivors sleep better – we need your feedback to make the best technology possible! Fill out surveys and join an online focus group with other cancer survivors, all from home; we’re looking for those aged 18 – 39 who have completed treatment and have sleep concerns. See if you’re eligible:

Interested in partnering with Stupid Cancer for your next research project? 

View our Research Project Guidelines here.