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Mapping cancer for community engagement.

Authors
  • Beyer, Kirsten M M
  • Rushton, Gerard
Type
Published Article
Journal
Preventing Chronic Disease
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
6
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 19080009
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Community-participatory approaches to research are becoming more common, as are the availability of geocoded data and the use of geographic information systems to map disease. If researchers and practitioners are to engage communities in exploring cancer rates, maps should be made that accurately represent and contextualize cancer in such a way as to be useful to people familiar with the characteristics of their local areas.

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