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BCNA News 19 Apr 2016

Developing secondary breast cancer resources for Greek and Chinese women

BCNA is planning to develop information resources in Greek and Chinese for people affected by secondary breast cancer.

The project is part of a wider strategy to better support women with secondary breast cancer and women from culturally diverse backgrounds and will be developed in collaboration with The Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria, Can Revive, NSW and Australian Greek Welfare Society in Victoria.

To ensure the information resources are relevant and culturally appropriate, BCNA is conducting focus groups with women and their family members or support people.

We are looking for people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer (i.e. whose breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body) and their family members to participate in focus groups which will help guide the development of these new resources.

The purpose of the focus groups is for us to learn about how we can best support and reach people from Greek and Chinese backgrounds affected by secondary breast cancer.

The study involves attending a focus group (group discussion) for 1.5 hours at a local community support centre with either women with secondary breast cancer or family members.

If you are from a Chinese or Greek speaking background and you are living with secondary breast cancer or support someone who is we would love to hear from you. Please contact BCNA research coordinator, Riki Long, on (03) 9805 2585 or via email rlong@bcna.org.au for more information and to get involved.

About the focus groups

When: Late May/early June 2016

Where: Melbourne and Sydney

More information: Refreshments, a small gift and transport costs to the venue will be provided to thank you for your time.