SibACCESS – Acceptance, Coping, Communication, Engagement, and Social Support


New research study for siblings, parents, and psychosocial providers of youth with cancer!

Our research team at Boston University is creating new ways to support siblings when a child has cancer. A childhood cancer diagnosis affects all members of the family, and siblings often tell us that their needs are not being met. Therefore, we are currently developing a new program specifically for siblings. We are looking to enroll:

  • Siblings (ages 12 to 17) of youth with cancer
  • Parents of youth with cancer
  • Psychosocial providers with experience in childhood cancer

We will ask participants to share their ideas about how to best support siblings and to give feedback on the program that we are developing.

Study Description

  • Siblings, parents, and psychosocial providers will be interviewed one-on-one with a member of
    the research team.
  • Interviews will be held remotely via telephone or zoom.
  • The remote interviews are expected to last approximately 60 minutes.
  • Parents and providers will also be asked to complete a brief background form.
  • Parents, siblings, and psychosocial providers will each receive a $30 gift card for participating.

If you are a family or provider interested in learning more about the SibACCESS Study:

Please contact Kristin Long, PhD (Principal Investigator)
Phone: 857-302-0830


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