|Title:||CRACOSM – Cancer risk and cancer outcomes among sexual minority women and men|
Data on cancer outcomes among lesbian, gay and bisexual women and men are limited as sexual orientation is not reliably collected in population databases or research cohorts. In our previous work we used the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey and found that the distribution of site-specific cancer diagnosis did not vary substantially by sexual orientation, with the exception of some HPV- and HIV-associated cancers.
To replicate this work using UK Biobank data to describe and compare patterns of cancer risk and cancer outcomes among sexual minority women and men, using UK Biobank linked to cancer registry data.
The initial step in this research will be to describe the responses to the sexual behaviour history questions among women and men in UK Biobank, specifically the responses to the questions about history of sex with people of the same and opposite sex, and numbers of partners, which were asked at the Biobank Baseline Assessment interview, and compare these responses with other UK population data such as the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and LifestylesOnce we have developed an appropriate approach to using these data, in further analyses, we will explore variation in cancer risk factors and cancer outcomes using appropriate univariable and multivariable statistical models.
|Funder information:||University of Cambridge returning carers scheme|
|Start date:||1st January 2019|
|End date:||31st December 2021|
|Contact person:||Dr Katie Saunders|
|Contact Details:||E-mail: email@example.com|
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