The Jefferson Center for Urban Health is currently seeking participants for a study on lung cancer screening among LGBT smokers. Researchers are looking to speak with LGBT individuals between the ages of 55-80 who are current smokers smoking a pack per day or more, or former smokers who have quit in the past 15 years. Participation will require an interview or participation in a focus group. Individuals will receive a gift card for their participation.

These interviews will contribute to a research study at Jefferson that aims to develop a lung cancer prevention and control program that is literacy-appropriate and culturally relevant for people from populations that experience a high risk of developing lung cancer. A model lung cancer screening program will be implemented in Jefferson Health primary and specialty care practices, with targeted efforts to reach African Americans, Asian populations, veterans, Hispanic/Latino individuals, and the LGBTQ community.

The LGBT Elder Initiaitve is supporting this research as a member of the Patient and Stakeholder Advisory Committee (PASAC) for this study.

To learn more about this study or to sign up to participate, contact Kristine Pham at or 215-955-5859.

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