CALL FOR PAPERS
Cancer and Social Inequity
Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Incidence is affected by exposure to environmental, behavioral and occupational risks, while survival is affected by availability of and access to healthcare services (including screening), the number of trained health professionals per head of population, and, where out-of-pocket contributions may be required from the patient, affordability. Cancer care is also affected by policies on health expenditure, drug regulation, the availability of health data to measure disease burden (incidence, survival, prevalence and mortality), and the cost-effectiveness of health services. Recent social movements and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought issues surrounding social inequity in healthcare to the forefront.
This call for papers aims to highlight the negative impacts of social inequities on health, identify the effects of social and corporate policies on access to healthcare services, and propose solutions to promote more equitable cancer outcomes and ultimately, social justice. We would also be interested in data exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted cancer care. We welcome research in epidemiology, public health, clinical trials, implementation science and health economics, including manuscripts reporting systematic reviews, qualitative studies, and research protocols.
Prof. Vesna Zadnik
Institute of Oncology,
Dr Nixon Niyonzima
Uganda Cancer Institute
Prof. Claudia Allemani
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Mention the Cancer and Social Inequity Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish Februrary 22nd, 2022.