Inequalities in Cancer Outcomes Network

Why is cancer survival poorer in some population groups in countries with universal access to healthcare? Why does access to optimal cancer care vary between different cancer patients? What are the mechanisms leading to such disparities?

These are the type of questions our research aims to answer. Our ambition is to reduce these inequalities, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their socio-demographic background, benefits from improvements in cancer care. We aim to do this by providing evidence that enables policymakers to address these inequalities through targeted interventions. By identifying and explaining the mechanisms which generate the persisting inequalities in cancer care and survival, we can suggest interventions and evaluate existing and proposed interventions in their ability to reduce inequalities.

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