Social inequalities in cancer

Dr Salvatore Vaccarella and Dr Joannie Lortet-Tieulent speak about how cancer risk factors and access to health-care are closely linked to social inequalities. People with lower socioeconomic status or who are part of marginalized groups have a higher incidence of certain types of cancers and suffer higher mortality from the majority of cancers compared to their counterparts of higher socioeconomic status.
IARC Scientific Publication No. 168: Reducing social inequalities in cancer: evidence and priorities for research examines the factors responsible for this disparity, looking at the effects of policies, laws, health systems and other evidence from every continent.
They outline concrete ways in which these social inequalities can be tackled to improve outcomes for all socioeconomic groups.

Enregistré le : 02/05/2019

Speaker(s) : Dr Salvatore Vaccarella, Dr Joannie Lortet-Tieulent

Réalisation : IARC Communications Group