Defining and investigating social disparities in cancer: critical issues

  title={Defining and investigating social disparities in cancer: critical issues},
  author={Nancy Krieger},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
Research and action to address social disparities in cancer requires clarity about what constitutes and causes these persistent and onerous inequities in health. Currently, both scientific literature and government documents exhibit important disagreements, confused terminology, and considerable, if not deliberate, vagueness about the meaning of the phrase ‘cancer disparities’ and the related term ‘social disparities in health.’ This article accordingly reviews critical issues relevant to… CONTINUE READING

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