The burden of cancer due to inequalities and its likely causes – Introduction


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Yoryos Lyratzopoulos1
1University College London

Abstract

This brief scene-setting talk will review cancer inequalities as a phenomenon that permeates the cancer continuum (prevention-screening-symptomatic diagnosis-treatment-survivorship-survival). Different aspects of inequalities, by socio-demographic group and cancer site, and between organisations / countries, will be described. The likely aetiological contribution of tumour, host, or healthcare system factors as sources of cancer inequalities will be illustrated through the example of emergency presentations of cancer in England. Inequalities in non-clinical outcomes (patient experience) will also be illustrated.