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20 p.

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Inderscience Enterprises LTD

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International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management

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doi: 10.1504/IJHTM.2001.001120


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.


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

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

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