Special Issue "Socio-Economic Factors of Cancer"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: Dr. Ted McDonald is a Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Melbourne. Dr. McDonald is the Chair of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network Academic Council, a member of the CRDCN Board, and a member of executive committee of Health Data Research Network Canada. His main areas of research include the health status and health services use of immigrants and other subpopulations, socioeconomic determinants of cancer and other chronic diseases, and immigrant retention and mobility. Dr. McDonald is a UNB research scholar for 2020–2022 and in 2019 he was co-winner of the Mike McCracken award for Economics Statistics, awarded by the Canadian Economics Association.
According to the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Progress Report, four out of 10 cancer cases and almost half of all cancer-related deaths in the United States are associated with preventable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and activity. These risk factors are widely known and accepted, but persistent differences in cancer incidence and outcomes by socio-economic status after accounting for such risk factors indicate that there remains much we do not know about why it matters. Furthermore, while socioeconomic status is a simple concept, it can reflect a complex interaction of personal, family and community dimensions, many of which are not easily observed or measured. Advances in the availability of large linked datasets (including genomic data) and in statistical and spatial methods mean an unprecedented opportunity to advance our understanding of the links between socio-economic status and cancer. Papers are invited for submission to this special issue of IJERPH on any relevant topic on the theme, with particular interest in papers showcasing new and novel insights on why socio-economic status matters for cancer. Previously unpublished work on cancer incidence, survival, stage, screening and detection, treatment and cancer-related health behaviors are all invited.
Prof. Dr. Ted McDonald
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- socioeconomic determinants of cancer
- demographic determinants of cancer
- socioeconomic status
- universal healthcare
- healthcare system
- health disparities
- health equity
- social inequality