Illustrated banner for the 2022 Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop. There is a green U.S. Capitol building on a dark blue background. The title of the workshop is, "Cancer Disparities in the LGBTQ+ community."


2022 Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop

Cancer screening disparities in the LGBTQ+ community

The LGBTQ+ community faces unique barriers when accessing the health care system. Both preventive and essential care are affected, which can result in disparities in cancer risk and treatment.

As the Prevent Cancer Foundation® works toward its mission of empowering people to stay ahead of cancer through prevention and early detection, we must address cancer screening disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. At the 2022 Advocacy Workshop, we brought together patient advocacy organizations and LGBTQ+ community and health experts to discuss what needs to change.

Watch the recording of the 2022 Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop.

Presenters and materials:

Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Associate Professor, Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity, GW Cancer Center The George Washington University

Scout, Ph.D., Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network

Christina N. Dragon, MSPH, CHES, Measurement and Data Lead for the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office at NIH

View and download the 2022 Advocacy White Paper