Acta Scientific Cancer Biology (ASCB) (ISSN: 2582-4473)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 5

Empowering Physicians to ‘Close the Care Gap’ in Cancer

Sreelekha Ray*

MBBS, DLO, DNB ENT, Fellowship in Head Neck Oncosurgery, Consultant, Head Neck Oncosurgery, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Sreelekha Ray, MBBS, DLO, DNB ENT, Fellowship in Head Neck Oncosurgery, Consultant, Head Neck Oncosurgery, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Received: July 23, 2022; Published: July 29, 2022

Introduction: Mind the Gap

This year, on the 22nd World Cancer Day, UICC coined a three-year theme ’Close the care gap’. The first year’s emphasis is on realizing the problems of rural-urban divide, socioeconomic gap, gender inequality, sexual orientation, geographical location and lack of awareness, which are unnecessary, unjust and avoidable barriers in cancer care [1]. In continuity of the theme, 2023 will focus on uniting our voices and taking action to build a momentum to fuel our fight, before we engage our leaders in 2024 to eliminate health inequities by addressing their root causes.

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Citation

Citation: Sreelekha Ray. “Empowering Physicians to ‘Close the Care Gap’ in Cancer" Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 6.5 (2022): 19-21a.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Sreelekha Ray. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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