News at Medicine - September 2019 - Study to explore social stigmatization and discrimination in cancer patients.


Study to explore social stigmatization and discrimination in cancer patients.
September 26, 2019
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with cancer?
  • Have you lived in Newfoundland and Labrador at any point since your diagnosis?
  • Are you 18 years or older?
 
If you answered YES to these questions, you are invited to complete an anonymous online survey about your experience with social stigmatization and discrimination as a result of your cancer diagnosis.
 
Dr. Sevtap Savas, is an associate professor and cancer researcher at Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. Together with two colleagues, are conducting a study related to social experiences of cancer patients and survivors.
 
The study, Do cancer patients in NL face social stigmatization and discrimination?, focuses on cancer patients’ experiences related to social stigmatization and discrimination that they may experience because of their disease. The study findings will help the research team to understand the characteristics, extent, and consequences of these social practices on people diagnosed with cancer.

Click here to take the survey

Dr. Savas is available to answer any questions the study and can be reached at (709)864-6507, or savas@mun.ca. Information is also available on a Facebook page dedicated to the study.

Potential participants may also speak with someone at the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) at (709)777-6974 or info@hrea.ca to learn more about a participant's rights in a research study.