[Editorial] Commercial determinants of cancer

January, 01, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

In 2010, Michael Marmot and colleagues published their seminal report, Fair Society, Healthy Lives. Among the many salient conclusions, they noted, “reducing health inequalities is a matter of fairness and social justice” and “action on health inequalities requires action across all the social determinants”. In 2020, the Marmot Review was revisited and found that life expectancy had stalled, inequalities increased, people were spending longer in poor health, large funding cuts had decreased the ability to tackle the social determinants of health, and health inequalities had not been prioritised politically.

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