Towards the Establishment of a Reference Framework for Cancer


This framework is designed to encourage transdisciplinary research that will integrate social determinants in cancer research. This framework is designed to help conceptualize how the social determinants interact with other factors in the etiology of cancer. The factors influencing the populations of cancer in Morocco and other countries of the world can be classified into seven groups: 1) Political and institutional factors, 2) Socio-cultural factors, 3) Socio-economic factors, 4) Environmental factors, 5) Biological factors, 6) Factors related to lifestyle, and 7) Those related to the health system.

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Maamri, A. (2015) Towards the Establishment of a Reference Framework for Cancer. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5, 426-433. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2015.510047.

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