Report on the Social Determinants of Health

A person’s socioeconomic circumstances often determine can impact their risk of cancer, their chances of survival and quality of life. The resulting inequities in health must be addressed so that everyone can attain the highest possible standard of health.

This report provides an in-depth look at how health inequity can be addressed through advocacy and action. It analyses a number of social determinants that create inequities between populations and how they can lead to poorer health outcomes.

Originally published in April 2021, the report was updated in January 2022 with examples of actions taking place around
the world to improve equity and close the gap in cancer care.

Resource Information
Type of Resource: 
Publish Date: 
8 April 2021
Last update: 
Thursday 27 January 2022