Dr Sue Povall, University of Liverpool
We formed the Liverpool Cancer Inequalities Research Network in April 2015 to foster, support and undertake research into the causes of inequalities in cancer outcomes in Liverpool and the surrounding region. We are a broad collaboration, with the Department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool, North West Cancer Research Centre – University of Liverpool and Liverpool Health Partners forming the core partnership of the Network. LCIRN will:
Explore the socioeconomic and political influences on differential exposures to cancer risk factors, inequalities in diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment support, mortality and survivorship
Draw on multiple disciplines from academia (including public health, epidemiology, anthropology, history and sociology), clinical research, NHS and City Council Public Health Teams
Through research, inform interventions and policy to reduce inequalities in cancer outcomes in Liverpool and the surrounding region.
Presentations and discussions at our successful inaugural symposium on 2nd November 2016 are informing our research strategy for the short and medium terms. This seminar will review our progress to date, present the process we are undertaking to develop our research strategy and provide an opportunity to discuss the fundamental causes of inequalities in cancer outcomes in cities such as Liverpool and Salford, and where we would be best to target our research efforts.