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Social Health, Activity Behaviors, and Quality of Life Among Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Maintaining relationships and healthy lifestyles can be challenging for young adults diagnosed with cancer.

The Social Health Study examines how having cancer can change social relationships and physical activity.

Knowing how to prevent unhealthy changes and/or encourage positive ones can help young adults better adjust after a cancer diagnosis and live healthy lives.

Am I eligible?

Are you between the ages of 18 to 39 years old?
Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer (within the past 3 months)?
Being treated at USC?

If so, you may be eligible for this study!

Your Participation

As a study participant you will be asked to do the following activities four times over one year:
• Complete an approximately 60 minute online survey
• Wear an activity monitor (which is like a watch) for a one-week period

We will provide you with everything you need to participate, and there are no costs to you for your involvement with this study.

Will I get paid?

Yes! We value your participation in our research. Each time you take a survey and wear an activity monitor, you’ll receive $50. At the end of the year, if all study activities are completed, we’ll provide an extra $50.


We’d love to speak with you about participating in this study. Please contact our Project Specialist Maureen Cairns for more information.

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The Center for Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research is a team of scientists and medical doctors from USC and the University of California, Irvine whose research focus is on improving health outcomes for young adults after a cancer diagnosis. Kimberly Miller, PhD, MPH is a cancer researcher at USC and the lead scientist on the Social Health Study.

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