The role of individual and system factors on inequalities in cancer care and outcomes


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Bernard Rachet1
1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Professor Rachet will provide an overview of a body of empirical work describing persistent socio-economic inequalities in cancer care and cancer survival in England and other countries, including within- and between-country comparisons. He will discuss methodological approaches that may help to decompose complex mechanisms leading to these inequalities, and offer a synthesis pointing towards the contribution of system-wide factors above and beyond the influences of individual (patient, tumour) factors.