Addressing Social Risks to Accelerate Health Equity in Cancer Prevention and Control

Jean A. McDougall, Theresa A. Hastert, Dede K. Teteh, Charles R. Rogers, Jennifer L. Moss, Carol Y. Ochoa-Dominguez, Perla Chebli, Arnethea L. Sutton, Bo Qin, Erica T. Warner, Serena Xiong

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Addressing social risks in cancer prevention and control presents a new opportunity for accelerating cancer health equity. As members of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Cancer Health Disparities Special Interest Group, we describe the current state of science on social risks in oncology research and practice. To reduce and eliminate the unjust burden of cancer, we also provide recommendations for multilevel research examining social risks as contributors to inequities and the development of social risks-focused interventions. Suggestions for research and practice are provided within levels of the socio-ecological model, including the interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 10 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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