Studying Crowdfunding for Cancer

Surveys, Registries, Interviews
Cancer survivors who have used crowdfunding to help cover cancer-related costs

Study Contact Information:

Contact: Martha Lincoln, Principal Investigator at [email protected]

About the Study

This is a study on how the practice of crowdfunding affects the experience of having cancer. With the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF award #2021152), the researcher is interviewing cancer patients/survivors and their supporters about their use of crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe. For more information, visit If you'd like to share your story in an interview, please email Martha Lincoln at [email protected].

What the Study Involves

Lead Researcher

Martha Lincoln, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
San Francisco State University



This Study is Open To:

The study is open to the following people:

This Study is Not Open To:

Individuals under the age of 18 are not eligible for this study.


FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.