Cancer mapping in British Columbia

J. J. Spinelli, P. R. Band, R. P. Gallagher, W. J. Threlfall, Vincent To Yee Ng

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The study of the geographic distribution of cancer has proved useful in identifying high risk areas to be studied further using analytical epidemiological methods. The British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) has developed a program to examine regional differences in cancer rates within British Columbia. This chapter will outline the geographic mapping program of the BCCA, explore some of the methodological issues and present selected results. -from Authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-54
Number of pages16
JournalWestern Geographical Series
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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