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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer & the LGBTQI+ Community, including HIV & HPV
  • The LGBTQI+ Community’s Disproportionate Cancer Burden
  • Addressing the LGBTQI+ Health Disparities Gap, including Mistrust of Health Care Providers
  • Barriers to Health Care Access, including Discrimination
  • Health Care, Cancer Screening, Palliative & Supportive Care, Affordable Housing
  • Gay Men & Lesbian Cancer Issues
  • Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming People’s Cancer Concerns
  • Challenges for LGBTQI+ Caregivers
  • Social Security Disability Benefits for LGBTQI+ People Living with Cancer
  • Military Service and the LGBTQI+ Community
  • Practical, Financial, Emotional & Social Concerns
  • Cancer Resources for the LGBTQI+ Community
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, Hon-OPN-CG

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine & Health Sciences Associate Professor, Department of Prevention & Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement, GW Cancer Center


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, now part of the Mt. Sinai Health System, Author, Researcher in Oncology


Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW

Professor, Director, Gerontology & Palliative Care, Director, Continuing Education, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University


Richard Dickens, MS, FAOSW

Clinical Oncology Social Worker, Former Director of Advocacy, CancerCare, Researcher and Author in Psychosocial Oncology, Meditation & LGBTQI+


NFN Scout, MA, PhD

Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network; VP of Social Justice, The Torvus Group


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 16, 2023.

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