Join us on May 2, 2022, from 2-3:30pm ET for a NAACCR Talk: "Geospatial Analysis of Cancer Registry Data, Perspectives from US and Canada."
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Please join us for this NAACCR Talk focused on geospatial analysis. This talk will cover a Canadian study on the distribution of cancer risk in British Columbia, using Bayesian spatial models. This presentation will also demo how to conduct this type of analysis using a specialize R package developed by the presenter. The NAACCR Talk will also present a study on geospatial cancer survival disparities in the United States, with a focus on the issue of residential mobility.
Residential Mobility and Geospatial Disparities in Colon Cancer Survival
Identifying geospatial cancer survival disparities is critical to focus interventions and prioritize efforts with limited resources. Incorporating residential mobility into spatial models may result in different geographic patterns of survival compared with the standard approach using a single location based on the patient's residence at the time of diagnosis. In the presentation, we describe the process of linking residential histories from LexisNexis to New Jersey colon cancer cases and describe results from our geospatial analysis of colon cancer survival that included residential histories.
Small Area Disease Mapping of Cancer Incidence in British Columbia, Canada, Using Bayesian Spatial Models and the smallareamapp R Package
Population-based cancer registries are large georeferenced datasets that allow for small area analyses. Small area analyses present new opportunities in population oncology research and surveillance however, technical capacity is limited and accessible analytical approaches and tools remain to be determined. Using data from the British Columbia (BC) Cancer Registry (BCCR), the purpose of this study was to examine geographic variation of cancer risk at a small area level using Bayesian hierarchical models, and demonstrate how this can be done through an accessible analytical approach based on our smallareamapp R package.
Kevin Henry, PhD
Associate Professor, Temple University
Daniel Wiese, PhD
Senior Scientist, American Cancer Society
Jonathan Simkin, MPH,
Scientific Director, British Columbia Cancer Registry
Angela Martin, CTR
Training Specialist/Project Coordinator
Phone: 217-698-0800 ext. 9
Education and Training Website: education.naaccr.org