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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

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ISBN: 9783030292867 Year: Pages: 329 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29286-7 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences --- Public Health --- Medicine (General)
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This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substantial advancement in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few decades, addressing Latino cancer health disparities has not nearly kept pace with progress. The diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists brought together at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference provided in-depth insights as well as progress and actionable goals for Latino-focused basic science research, clinical best practices, community interventions, and what can be done by way of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in Latinos. These insights have been translated into the chapters included in this compendium; the chapters summarize the presentations and include current knowledge in the specific topic areas, identified gaps, and top priority areas for future cancer research in Latinos. Topics included among the chapters: Colorectal cancer disparities in Latinos: Genes vs. Environment Breast cancer risk and mortality in women of Latin American origin Differential cancer risk in Latinos: The role of diet Overcoming barriers for Latinos on cancer clinical trials Es tiempo: Engaging Latinas in cervical cancer research Emerging policies in U.S. health care Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos proves to be an indispensable resource offering key insights into actionable targets for basic science research, suggestions for clinical best practices and community interventions, and novel strategies and advocacy opportunities to reduce health disparities in Latino communities. It will find an engaged audience among researchers, academics, physicians and other healthcare professionals, patient advocates, students, and others with an interest in the broad field of Latino cancer.

Soziale Netzwerke und gesundheitliche Ungleichheiten

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ISBN: 9783658216597 Year: Pages: 421 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-21659-7 Language: German
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Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology --- Public Health --- Medicine (General)
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In diesem Buch wird die Perspektive der soziologischen, psychologischen und gesundheitswissenschaftlichen Netzwerkforschung für die Erklärung des Zusammenhangs zwischen sozialen und gesundheitlichen Ungleichheiten fokussiert. Unterschiedliche theoretische und methodische Zugänge werden vorgestellt, der internationale und der nationale Forschungsstand werden aufgearbeitet und eine Reihe von Forschungslücken benannt. Das Buch soll als Ausgangspunkt für eine neue Perspektive in der gesundheitssoziologischen Forschung zur Entstehung und Persistenz gesundheitlicher Ungleichheiten dienen und dabei die Rolle sozialer Netzwerke hervorheben. Der Inhalt Theoretische und methodische Grundlagen • Lebenslauf • Ungleichheitsdimensionen • Desiderata: Soziale Netzwerk und gesundheitliche Ungleichheiten – welche Fragen bleiben offen? Die Herausgeber PD Dr. Andreas Klärner ist Wissenschaftlicher Rat am Thünen-Institut für Ländliche Räume und Privatdozent an der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Rostock. PD Dr. Markus Gamper ist Akademischer Rat am Institut für vergleichende Bildungsforschung und Sozialwissenschaften der Universität zu Köln. Dr. Sylvia Keim - Klärner ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Thünen-Institut für Ländliche Räume in Braunschweig. Dr. Irene Moor ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Medizinische Soziologie (IMS) an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Prof. Dr. Holger von der Lippe ist Professor für Entwicklungspsychologie an der Fakultät Naturwissenschaften der MSB Medical School Berlin. Dr. Nico Vonneilich ist Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Medizinische Soziologie (IMS) des Universitätsklinikums Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).

From Colonialism to International Aid

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Book Series: Global Dynamics of Social Policy ISBN: 9783030382001 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38200-1 Language: English
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Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Sociology
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This open access volume addresses the role of external actors in social protection in the Global South, from the Second World War until today, analysing the influence of colonial powers, superpowers during the Cold War and contemporary donor agencies. Following an introduction to the analysis of external actors in social policy making in the Global South, the contributions explore which external actors were dominant in the decades after World War II, and how they shaped early and contemporary social protection making in developing countries. The latter half of the collection elucidates important players in the contemporary transnational social policy arena, such as donor organizations and international organizations, and critically evaluates the potential for and limits of the explanatory power of external actors in social protection making in the Global South, considering the relative contribution of external and domestic influences. By examining how transnational relationships and external actors have influenced the formation, development and transformation of social policies in the developing world, this collection will be an invaluable resource for scholars interested in social protection in the Global South from a range of disciplines. These include political science, social policy, and sociology, as well as historians of the welfare state, international relations scholars and scholars working on global and transnational social policy and development policy.

An Oral History of the Special Olympics in China Volume 3

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Book Series: Economy and Social Inclusion ISBN: 9789811550058 Year: Pages: 489 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-5005-8 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Economics --- History --- Public Health --- Political Science
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This open access book brings together oral histories that record the experiences of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Shanghai as they participate in their careers. Employees with intellectual disabilities describe their experiences seeking, attaining, and maintaining employment. Their managers, colleagues, and family members also provide keen insight into the challenges and opportunities these individuals have encountered in the process of securing employment. An appendix provides a compilation of employment policies related to people with intellectual disabilities, particularly with respect to Shanghai.

An Oral History of the Special Olympics in China Volume 1

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Book Series: Economy and Social Inclusion ISBN: 9789811551321 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-5132-1 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Economics --- History --- Public Health --- Political Science
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This open access book is unique in presenting the first oral history of individuals with an intellectual disability and their families in China. In this summary volume and the two accompanying volumes that follow, individuals with an intellectual disability tell their life stories, while their family members, teachers, classmates, and co-workers describe their professional, academic, and family relationships. Besides interview transcripts, each volume provides observations and records in real time the daily experiences of people with an intellectual disability. Drawing on the methodologies of sociology and oral history, the summary volume provides an unprecedented account of how people with intellectual disabilities in China understand themselves while also examining pertinent issues of public policy and civil society that have ramifications beyond the field of disability itself.

An Oral History of the Special Olympics in China Volume 2

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Book Series: Economy and Social Inclusion ISBN: 9789811551284 Year: Pages: 567 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-5128-4 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Economics --- History --- Public Health --- Political Science
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This open access book contains the oral histories that were inspired by the work of the Special Olympics in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of its founding. The foreword and prefatory materials provide an overview of the Special Olympics and its growth in the People’s Republic of China. The sections that follow record interview transcripts of individuals with intellectual disabilities living in Shanghai. In addition to chronicling the involvement of these individuals and their families in the Special Olympics movement, the interview transcripts also capture their daily lives and how they have navigated school and work.

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