[Women-in-biology] Fwd: Can you help shed some light?

Susan T Meiers via womenbio%40net.bio.net (by ST-Meiers from wiu.edu)
Wed Jun 10 16:10:40 EST 2009


Got this today and am forwarding it on.  feel free to pass it on to anyone/everyone you think might be interested.  Be well,

Susan

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Susan Meiers, Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Illinois University
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Macomb, IL 61455
phone: 309.298.2008
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Subject: Can you help shed some light?

It is widely known that a breast cancer diagnosis can have far reaching effects both socially and emotionally. Less well understood are the ways in which a breast cancer diagnosis impacts the well-being and quality of life of women who have historically been underserved by the medical community. Lesbian and bisexual women are one of these underserved populations, and little research has been done to assess their health and well-being as breast cancer survivors.  Identifying their unique needs by asking questions related to health and well-being in a survey will help researchers to develop culturally appropriate survivorship programs for these women.  

The researchers conducting the study have already recruited all of the heterosexual women they need for this study, and now they need your help to find all of the lesbian and bisexual women who are needed for this call to action. 

If this study isn’t a right fit for you, but you know someone who might be interested in participating, please pass it on. It is a tough study to fill and we need everyone’s help.

What's the study about?

The information gained from this research into the well-being and quality of life of lesbian and bisexual breast cancer survivors will be used to develop programs and services designed to reduce health disparities.  


What's involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will be asked to take part in a phone survey that will last approximately 35 minutes. Questions about your health, medical history, sexual orientation, and demographics will be asked. One hundred women are needed for this study.


Who can participate?

You can sign up for the Variations in the Health Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors study if you match ALL of these main categories:
•	You identify as lesbian or bisexual, or as a woman who partners with women.
•	You were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2000-2005 
•	You were at least 21 years old at the time of diagnosis
•	You were diagnosed with DCIS, or stage I, II, or III breast cancer

•	You have only been diagnosed with breast cancer one time, you have not had a recurrence 
•	You have never been diagnosed with ANOTHER invasive cancer, other than breast cancer
The researcher may ask you additional questions to be sure that this study is a right fit for you.

Who is conducting the study?



Ulrike Boehmer, PhD, at the Boston University School of Public Health



Where?

Anywhere in the United States



YES, SIGN ME UP



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