Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

20 p.

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

Inderscience Enterprises LTD

Source Publication

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management

Source ISSN

1368-2156

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1504/IJHTM.2001.001120

Abstract

For decades, geographical variations in cancer rates have been observed but the precise determinants of such geographic differences in breast cancer development are unclear. Various statistical models have been proposed. Applications of these models, however, require that the data be assembled from a variety of sources, converted into the statistical models’ parameters and delivered effectively to researchers and policy makers. A web-enabled and GIS-based system can be developed to provide the needed functionality. This article overviews the conceptual web-enabled and GIS-based system (BCAS), illustrates the system’s use in diagnosing and treating breast cancer and examines the potential benefits and implications for breast cancer research and practice.

Comments

Published version. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, Vol. 3, No. 5/6 (2001): 424-443. DOI. © Inderscience Enterprises LTD 2001. Used with permission.

Monica Adya was affiliated with the University of Maryland Baltimore County at the time of publication.

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