CAN WE – Alcohol & Cancer Risk Study

Thank you for your interest our research study on the link between alcohol consumption and cancer risk among members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The University of New South Wales, ACON, and the Cancer Institute NSW are working together on study that explores the relationship between alcohol consumption and cancer risk among members of the LGBTQ+ community. The rates of substance use within the LGBTQ+ community is higher than the general population. However, there is a lack of research on the beliefs and knowledge that LGBTQ+ people have on alcohol, particularly when it comes to the kinds of health impacts that drinking can have. Our study is going to address this. We want to interview LGBTQ+ people about their personal alcohol consumption and how it features in their life more generally. These interviews will help ACON to develop an effective health promotion campaign that raises awareness of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer risk.

Who we are looking for:

  • People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or of diverse sexuality and/or gender,
  • Are aged between 30 to 59 years of age,
  • Consume alcohol at least weekly,
  • And reside in NSW.


Interviews will go for approximately 45 – 60 minutes and take place either over the phone or on Zoom, whatever you prefer. You will be reimbursed a $50 GiftPay gift-card for your time which you can use at over 100 retail outlets. 

If you are interested in participating in this research project, please complete the below form. Any and all information you provide is strictly confidential and will only be seen by the research team at ACON and UNSW.

For more information about the study contact:
Hris Popovski
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0424 120 051

Note: All information submitted through this form will be permanently destroyed once recruitment has finished.

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