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Latest research 23 Mar 2023

LGBTIQ+ communities continue to face disparities of care

Findings from a study – Out with Cancer – have been reported in the latest edition of international journal, The Breast. 

Supporting LGBTQI Communities Impacted by Breast Cancer: Results and Translational Outcomes of The Out with Cancer Study explored LGBTIQ+ experiences of cancer and cancer care.

Findings from the study, led by Professor Jane Usher at the University of Western Sydney, found people from LGBTIQ+ communities diagnosed with breast cancer continue to face disparities in psychosocial outcomes and experiences of care. 

A BCNA consumer representative was on the study team to provide consumer voice. 

Julie Rae, Policy and Advocacy Officer at BCNA, presented the study’s abstract at the Australasian International Breast Congress (AIBC) in Brisbane in October 2022, which led to its publication in The Breast.

Based on the study’s findings, BCNA launched additional resources for LGBTIQ+ people diagnosed with breast cancer. 

If you identify as an LGBTIQ+ person and have been diagnosed with breast cancer, BCNA has a range of resources available to help you navigate this difficult time, available here.  

Read the abstract here.