Research Studies

Check out our open research studies!

• Colgate University

We are looking to speak to adult cancer survivors over the age of 18 years old about their experiences with friendships after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Given the importance of friendship on health and wellbeing and the gap of the research done on this topic, this study is important because it has the potential to encourage healthcare providers to establish a more patient-centered approach to their care and treatment models. The online interview can be completed between 30-60 minutes. To qualify you must 1. Be over the age of 18 years old 2. Live in the U.S., and 3. Previously have been diagnosed with a form of cancer and are cancer free.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, you may contact


• Ball State University

New research study for Young Adults! This research opportunity allows you to share your lived experiences of your cancer journey and how your relationship with your oncologist shaped your wellbeing. Participants will have the chance to earn a $20 Amazon gift card for your time. Your contribution would be incredibly meaningful and appreciated. Contact Danielle at with any questions. Please use the provided questionnaire link below:


• Baylor University

Baylor University is inviting individuals who are Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors to participate in a research study about the care they received. This study is specifically for AYA patients who were diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 to 39 and are now 18 years of age or older. For more information, contact

The questionnaire will take around 10 minutes to complete. Please use the provided questionnaire link below:


• Young Adult Cancer Survivors Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle (YACS HEAL) Study:

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are looking for young adult cancer survivors ages 18-39 who are interested in using digital tools to help them develop healthier eating and activity habits.


• Hunter College Studies:

RISE: Want to share your experiences as a sexual and/or gender minority cancer survivor? 18 to 39-year-olds are needed for an interview on relationships, self-esteem, and intimacy. Payment of $80 when you complete the interview!


SPICE: Young adult cancer survivors aged 18-39 needed for a one-time survey study about sexual health and body image. Payment of $15!


• 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. 


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:

Speak Up About Tech in AYA Cancer Care

Stupid Cancer has been working with our partner Syneos Health to learn more about how the AYA cancer community uses digital health tools.

Through targeted conversations with members of the community and a comprehensive survey, we have created educational and informational videos addressing the big picture questions around preferences, efficacy and efficiency in digital health and concerns around access and inequity in delivery of care. 

The survey, called Speak Up about Tech in AYA Cancer Care, developed in Spring 2023 sought answers to such questions as the following:

  • How do AYAs want to access healthcare services?
  • Has digital health lead to improved outcomes?
  • What are the gaps in understanding of digital health for AYAs?
  • What are the gaps in delivery of digital health and how does it further isolate the AYA patient/survivor?

After months of hard work and your invaluable survey input, we’re thrilled to share our findings through these dynamic explainer videos. Scroll down and hit play!

By AYA Community, For AYA Community

Check out this video, with firsthand insights derived from our research findings, to learn more on how to self-advocate for personalized needs and preferences related to the role of tech and cancer care.

By AYAs, For Healthcare Providers 

Check out this video for a blend of research-backed findings and meaningful discussions providing a deeper understanding of AYA preferences and concerns with respect to tech and cancer care for adolescent and young adult cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers.

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

View our Research Project Guidelines here.