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More research projects from friends of YACC! (March 2024)

In addition to YACC’s Recover Study, here are some opportunities to use your voice and your experience to help understand, shape, and improve the future of young adult cancer!

Are you conducting a study relevant to young adults dealing with cancer? Please email an image, blurb, relevant links, and registration deadline date to [email protected] before March 31 to be included in the April roundup! 


Anew Research Collaborative, BC Cancer, and BC Children’s Hospital

BC Cancer, BC Children’s Hospital and Anew are partnering with young adults to improve cancer related fertility care and resources in BC/Yukon. Join an interactive workshop, facilitated by Anew via Zoom, on March 7, 5-7 p.m., to co-develop effective, supportive resources including exploring options to ensure that every newly diagnosed young adult receives them.

Register here or contact [email protected] for more information.


BC Cancer Foundation

Seeking lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and other non-heterosexual adolescents and young adults with cancer experience in BC who would like to describe their unique perspectives on coming out to their cancer care team.

We’re seeking participants to share their experiences during a 60-90 minute interview. The interviews are part of a PhD research project and information gathered will be used to understand how cancer care professionals can better support their 2S/LGBTQ+ patients.

Email Whitney at [email protected] for more info or to sign up.


University of Calgary

Researchers at the University of Calgary are seeking participants for a study to understand young people’s (aged 18 to 29) relationship with their parents and siblings in the face of blood cancer.

Participants will be asked to participate in an hour-long interview with the researcher virtually via Zoom or at a mutually agreed upon location and time. You will be given the opportunity to recruit your parent(s) and/or sibling(s) to the study. Interviews can occur with or without parent and siblings.

If you are someone who with experience of blood cancer (e.g., leukemia or lymphoma) as an emerging adult (aged 18 to 29) and would like to participate in this study, please email Sandip Dhaliwal (RN, Doctoral Student) at [email protected].


Dalhousie University & Emily Drake

Dalhousie University and Emily Drake are looking for Canadian young adults (18-39 years of age) living with metastatic/advanced cancer to take part in a research interview. Participants will receive an honorarium as a thank you.

For more information on how to participate, please email Emily Drake at [email protected]


London Health Sciences Centre


Have you been diagnosed or treated for gynecologic cancer? Researchers at London Health Sciences Centre are looking for volunteers to participate in a research survey about gynecologic cancer and medical cannabis.

If you would like to participate, please click here.

Deadline: April 23, 2024


Memorial University

The study findings will help understand the characteristics, changes, issues or opportunities in social as well as workplace interactions and conditions of people diagnosed with cancer.

Email [email protected] to learn more!


Université de Montréal


We are conducting a study to better understand the perspective of young adults affected by blood cancers on what they wanted or needed to learn to be able to cope with consequences of cancer and be more active and confident in their ability to manage their health after active treatment.

We are currently recruiting young adults (ages 18-29), who have received a diagnosis of lymphoma, leukemia or other blood cancers, and who are no longer receiving active treatment for at least a year.

Eligible participants will be invited to a 60-minute interview which can be done in-person or via Zoom.

For any questions or to express your interest, contact Benedicta Hartono at [email protected].


University of Toronto

EXCEL is currently recruiting individuals living with and beyond cancer for a free evidence-based exercise program with new classes starting April 15 both online and in person.

EXCEL is a Canada-wide research study that offers FREE, 12-week exercise classes. Classes are 2x per week for one hour, online through a secure video-conferencing platform, and where possible, in-person. An IN-PERSON class can run in any location pending enough interest.

EXCEL is for anyone with cancer without access to an exercise program. Participants can be
pre-treatment, on treatment, or post-treatment. Instructors are specifically trained to work with individuals with cancer.

To register, please contact [email protected] or click here for more information.


Western University

Researchers at Western University are conducting a study called “Exploring How Gender-Based Violence Determines Breast Cancer Treatment Trajectories and Health Outcomes for Canadian Women: The START Study.” The study aims to investigate how Canadian women’s relationship and childhood experiences are related to their breast cancer outcomes.

Click here to learn more and sign up.


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