Research projects

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When Cancer Comes Along: CanTeen’s high school cancer education program

Evaluating the program's impact on health behaviour change and understanding of cancer, and how appropriate the presentation is for the age range. View more >

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The Sibling Mindfulness Project

This study explores whether the use of mindfulness as a therapy (delivered by a smartphone app) can be beneficial for siblings of cancer patients. View more >

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Evaluation of the Truce program

Truce is an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based group intervention developed for young people (aged 14-22 years) who have a parent with cancer. View more >

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Difficult Discussions: Helping young people with cancer voice their choices

Evaluating an Australian version of Voicing my CHOiCES, an advance care planning tool for young people View more >

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ReCaPTure LiFe

ReCaPTure LiFe (Resilience and Coping skills for young People To Live well Following cancer) is a new online support program for young cancer survivors which enables them to share their experiences with other young people and learn new ways to get back to ‘normal’ after cancer View more >

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Family Resilience Research Project

Investigating why the cancer experience weakens resilience in some families but strengthens it in others, to better support families going through parental cancer. View more >

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The Robots Project

Using a telepresence robot to reduce isolation in young people View more >

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Places You’ll Go Program

Evaluating an overnight support program that helps young people find their way after cancer. View more >

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Youth Cancer Services Experience of Care Study

To understand the experiences of young cancer patients and their families who used Youth Cancer Services during their cancer treatment. View more >

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Using text messages for self management of oral cancer tablets

For a lot of cancer patients, remembering to take their oral chemotherapy can be difficult. In this study we are looking at ways to make this easier and whether a text message based program could help. View more >

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Parent Matters Evaluation

Assessing the impact of a hospital based parent support worker for families with a parent with cancer. View more >

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Support during AYA Cancer

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Experience: where do AYAs get their support? View more >

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Validating the Distress Thermometer tool for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Early detection through distress screening is important in preventing long term mental health issues for young people affected by cancer. This study evaluates the Distress Thermometer (DT). View more >

Past Project

Development of unmet needs measures for adolescents and young adults with a parent or sibling with cancer

CanTeen developed the Offspring Cancer Needs Instrument and the Sibling Cancer Needs Instrument to help people communicate unmet needs from having a family member with cancer. View more >

Past Project

Validation of a health literacy measure for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer

This project explored whether a health literacy questionnaire adapted for adolescents and young adults with cancer was a reliable and useful measure of their capacity to understand health-related information. View more >