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Proposed research study: Promoting good outcomes in LGBT cancer care

An opportunity for trans* voices to be heard in the discussion around cancer and cancer care.

cliniQ recently received information about a piece of research, which hopes to engage trans* people in sharing their experiences of cancer and cancer care. We hope some of you may be interested in taking part.

Below is an outline Dr Perlita Harris, from Goldsmiths, University of London:

“I am working on a research funding application with Professor Julie Fish at De Montfort University whose work on LGBT people and cancer you may be familiar with. I have personal experience of breast cancer and identify as lesbian. Both Dr. Zowie Davy at University of Lincoln and I are undertaking some service user involvement activity in the preparation of the funding application.

I am seeking LGBT people with personal experience of cancer who would be prepared to speak with me (by telephone, Skype, Facetime or in person) regarding their views on the proposed aims of the study (what we are trying to do), methodology (how we plan to do it) and planned outputs/interventions (what we hope to produce from the study).

I would really welcome the involvement of trans men and women who have had a cancer diagnosis. I will need to speak with people by the end of April 2015 in order that the views of LGBT people with cancer are able to inform the research funding application. If you might be interested in helping in this way, please contact me by email and write ‘LGBT cancer care’ in the subject line: P.Harris@gold.ac.uk.

I will be away from 1 – 15 April but am able to speak or meet (in London) with anyone who would like to contribute their views during the weeks beginning 20 April and 27 April.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at: P.Harris@gold.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can write to me at: Dr. Perlita Harris, Department for Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW.”

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