We carry out and support research into issues that affect children and young people with cancer and their families. This informs our campaigning work, ensuring the experiences of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do, and helps us make change happen.

Our latest research – Cancer Costs

Our latest piece of research explores the whole financial impact of a cancer diagnosis on children and young people with cancer and their families.

Read the full research findings:

Cancer Costs: September 2023

Research we support

As well as carrying out our own research, we also support projects that seek to understand and address the impact a cancer diagnosis has on children, young people and their families.

We don’t fund research, but we do support in several other ways, including:

  • Sharing research opportunities with the young people and families we support
  • Offering information and guidance on conducting research with young cancer patients and their families.

If you’d like Young Lives vs Cancer to support with a research project please complete our external research request form. You can also reach out to us at

Our previously published research

To find out more about the research we have undertaken, take a look at a selection of our previous research reports below.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our research, please email