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How can we improve LGBTQIA+ cancer care? – That Cancer Conversation podcast

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by Cancer Research UK | Podcast

27 June 2023

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This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series That Cancer Conversation


Beating cancer means beating it for everyone. And crucial to doing that is tackling health inequalities, unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population and between different groups within society. 

In this episode, we’re diving into the inequalities faced by one group, in particular, the LGBTQIA+ community, and what we can do to make cancer care more inclusive for everyone.  

To get some insight into the inequalities in cancer care in the LGBTQIA+ community and what needs to change to reduce them, we hear from Dr Alison Berner a medical oncologist, academic clinical lecturer, and speciality doctor in adult gender identity medicine, and Stewart O’Callaghan, founder and CEO of the LGBTQIA+ cancer charity OUTpatients.

(Please note that at the time of recording, OUTpatients was known as Live Through This, and is referred to as such throughout the episode) 

Dr Alison Berner
Dr Alison Berner

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Stewart O'Callaghan
Stewart O'Callaghan

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