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Special Issue "Cancer Health Disparities"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jennifer Moss

Penn State College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
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Interests: cancer prevention; disparities; geography; rural/urban differences; social epidemiology; adolescent health; vaccination; tobacco use; cancer screening

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Efforts to prevent cancer incidence and mortality have made incredible progress over the last few decades. However, the progress in cancer prevention has not been experienced equally across the population, with significant disparities observed according to sociodemographic characteristics. Increasingly, researchers and policymakers have focused on the role of geography in the emergence of cancer health disparities, including regional variation, neighborhood characteristics, the built and social environment, and environmental exposures. To move the field forward, we need a more nuanced understanding of the independent and interactive effects of (1) multiple area-level characteristics, e.g., neighborhood rurality and employment; (2) compositional and contextual attributes, e.g., median household income and crime rate; and (3) multilevel variables, e.g., individual-level gender and the area-level poverty rate. For this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we invite research papers, reviews, case reports, methodological papers, brief reports, and commentaries on geographic (e.g., neighborhood, region, rurality) diparities in the cancer control continuum (including prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship). Epidemiologic and intervention studies on etiology, behaviors, incidence, mortality, quality of life, policy, and other factors relevant to cancer are welcome. International submissions encouraged.

Dr. Jennifer Moss
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Health disparities
  • Health equity and social justice
  • Cancer disparities
  • Cancer control continuum
  • Geographic disparities
  • Multilevel studies
  • Social determinants of health
  • Intersectionality
  • Interventions to reduce disparities
  • Community-based research

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Socio-Economic Deprivation and Cancer Incidence: A Population-Based Multilevel Analysis
Authors: Katarina Lokar, Tina Zagar and Vesna Zadnik
Affiliation: Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Epidemiology and Cancer Registry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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