Young Adults with Cancer (YAC) in their PRIME

A National Survey of Health and Well-being of Young Adults with Cancer in Canada


The purpose of this study is to investigate the psychological, social, functional, and physical well-being of young adults (YAs) with cancer across Canada. We intend to compare your answers to a similar age group of YAs in Canada who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Data obtained from this study will be used to advocate for the needs of YAs with cancer and develop programs to address these issues. ​

We will be collaborating with Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) to investigate whether efforts to reduce isolation and connect YAs with cancer improve coping and adjustment. Specifically, we will assess whether frequency and intensity of contact with support from the YACC network influences psychological outcomes. 

What Does This Study Involve?

In this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey. Participation involves answering questions about your age, sex, gender, sexuality, living arrangement, relationship status, ethnic/racial heritage, children, academic/employment status, and financial situation. You will also be asked about your psychological, social, functional, and physical well-being, your cancer experience, and your involvement with YACC.  


Primary Investigator: 

Sheila N. Garland, PhD

(Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Division of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine)


Geoff Eaton and Karine Chalifour,  Young Adult Cancer Canada

Breanna Lane, PsyD Student, Memorial University

Ken Fowler, PhD, Memorial University

Funding provided by:

Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE)


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