All things not equal in the fight against cancer
Professor Linda Rae Bennett from the Nossal Institute for Global Health, a leading expert on gendered health inequities, has co-edited Cancer and the Politics of Care: Inequalities and Interventions in Global Perspective, a new book giving voice to the lived experiences of cancer inequalities and insights into how those inequities are produced.
The collection of ethnographic chapters helps explain the uneven country profiles and outcomes of cancer. The book, with case studies from 11 countries, illustrates the strength of medical anthropological theory in informing cancer prevention and the care for people living with cancer.
The contributing authors, writing of very different country settings, diseases, and health systems, offer accurate accounts of how the chronically unequal life circumstances flow into people’s experiences of prevention and care, treatments and outcomes.
Cancer continues to be among the leading causes of death worldwide. While the number of new cases of cancer has risen steadily, there are vast discrepancies in prevalence, survival rates and responses between and within countries.
Cancer and the Politics of Care: Inequalities and Interventions in Global Perspective, is available as a free download. https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/178022
Professor Linda Rae Bennett