Socioeconomic Disparities and Cancer

Do socioeconomic disparities limit the impact of proven preventive interventions in most countries?

Within countries, cancer mortality is often higher, and cancer survival lower, in groups with low socioeconomic status and other disadvantaged groups, for cancer overall and for most cancer types.

Even in high-income countries, socioeconomic disparities limit the impact of proven preventive interventions.

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Social Inequalities and Cancer – Self-paced module

Based on content from the World Cancer Report Updates webinar on Social Inequalities and Cancer, this flexible e-learning module includes lectures, questions and answers, and a quiz to test your knowledge on the latest evidence and emerging issues discussed during the webinar.
Keywords: drivers of inequality, root causes, cancer survival, population attributable fraction, Affordable Care Act, access to care.

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