(Recherches et Etudes sur les Vulnérabilités Sociales et la Santé Publique). Bordeaux, France, CNRS, UMR 6578 unité d’anthropologie : adaptabilité biologique et culturelle, université de la Méditerranée Aix–Marseille-II, Marseille, France, Institut Bergonié, Bordeaux, France
From now on the introduction of social and human sciences studies in the field of oncology has not always been conclusive. This article aims to analyze the bounds that border the meeting and the understanding between physicians, patients and anthropologists. It also treats the problems due to the introduction of applied anthropology in the field of oncology and points up the interests and practical contributions that this disciplinary bring and could bring.