Reducing social inequalities in cancer: Evidence and priorities for research

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Published: 22 Nov 2022
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Dr Salvatore Vaccarella - International Agency for Research On Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

Dr Salvatore Vaccarella speaks to ecancer about the IARC report.

The report covered the topic of reducing social inequalities in cancer. Dr Vacarella describes the contents of the report.

He goes on to explain that social inequalities in cancer care can be divided into several categories and that local as well as international endeavours are required to reduce these inequalities. 

Collecting data and recording these inequalities is an important step towards improving cancer care.

Dr Vacarella says that although there are some international endeavours to counter the disparity in cancer care in LMICs there is still a lot that needs to be done as this issue hasn't been recognised fully so far.