Research opportunity for parents and siblings of children with cancer!

Researchers at Boston University are looking for parents and siblings (ages 8-18) of children with cancer to participate in a research study!

A child’s cancer diagnosis affects the whole family, including siblings. The purpose of this study is to better understand siblings’ experiences with cancer treatment.

For example, we want to hear about siblings’ experiences:

  • going to the hospital or clinic
  • learning about cancer
  • spending time with their brother or sister who is sick
  • as well as other cancer-related experiences!

There are lots of different ways that siblings might be involved with supporting their brother or sister during cancer treatment – some may be involved a lot, and others may be involved very little or not at all. This study will help us understand all the different ways that siblings are involved in treatment so that we can develop a measure to describe siblings’ involvement.


Study Description

  • Parents and siblings will each be asked to complete a set of online questionnaires and a remote interview with one of our researchers.
  • The questionnaires are expected to take 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • The remote interviews will be held over Zoom and are expected to last 60 minutes.
  • Parents and siblings will each receive a $40 gift card for participating.

If your family is interested in hearing more about this opportunity:

please contact Emily Pariseau (Principal Investigator)

Email: pariseau@bu.edu

Phone: 857-245-5120

OR if you would like to be contacted by a member of our research team, please click here


alt="flyer reiterating study aims for families of children with cancer."

Recruitment Flyer PDF

Connect with us on Twitter