The efficiency of public policies and programs for breast cancer prevention. Socio-medical perspectives within a Romania-France comparison

Vol. 62 No. 4, 2021


Gabriela Motoi, Andreea Mihaela Nita

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one of five persons develops a cancer form during their lives. Out of the total of malignant cancer forms known up to the present, the statistics currently place breast cancer on the first rank at European level, as a type of neoplasm registered and treated with a standard protocol through the medical programs approved within public policies. The cost for the treatment of this type of oncological disease is enormous; for this reason, the state should manifest a direct interest for the prevention, early diagnose and investments in the research of mammary neoplasm. The coherence of national and European policies is achieved on a regular basis, subject to changes in Community legislation and the approval of European Commission (EC) documents that design unified approaches. This year, the emergence of the Europe s Beating Cancer Plan, launched in 2021, has taken on the objective of investing in research and innovation, with a focus on the development of digital technologies that will increase expertise in genomics, onco-radiology, and digital health. The article analyzes the secondary data and empirical research collected at national and European level with the aim of highlighting the significant differences between public policies in Romania and France and identifying the pillars on which a national strategy similar to a functional European model can be built.

Corresponding author: Gabriela Motoi, Senior Lecturer, PhD; e-mail:; Andreea Mihaela Nita, Associate Professor, PhD; e-mail:

DOI: 10.47162/RJME.62.4.21 Download PDF
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