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French plan aims to reduce social inequality in cancer prevention and treatment

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1616 (Published 18 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1616
  1. Paul Benkimoun
  1. 1Paris

France’s president, François Hollande, launched a national plan against cancer for 2014-19 on 4 February, World Cancer Day. While presenting the 152 page document, Hollande explained that the main goal was to reduce social inequalities at all stages for those affected by cancer—namely, in prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and treatment.

Hollande’s plan followed the first and second such plans, which covered 2003-13 …

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