The cancer experience among adults diagnosed between ages 18 and 49 years (early-onset) is unique because the clinical management of these cancers is comparatively more demanding than that for cancer diagnosed in individuals age 50+ years. Among young patients, there is a greater need to treat the whole patient for whom multiple life domains are significantly impacted by the cancer diagnosis. 

The goal of the REACT Study is to answer questions pertaining to: What are the most important areas that remain unaddressed to support the population of patients diagnosed with an early-onset cancer? 

The REACT Study is a national crowdsourcing study in cooperation with patient advocate colleagues and twenty-three foundations/organizations. Individuals diagnosed with a first primary cancer between the ages of 18 and 49 years were recruited over an 8-week period (October to December 2021) to answer sociodemographic, cancer and cancer impact/quality of life, reproductive health and fertility, sexual health, and energy balance questions via a secure, web-based REDCap platform.

Learn more about the REACT Study by visiting our website below:


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