Superfund Research Program
New Methods of Spatial Analysis for Epidemiologic Data
Project Leader: David M. Ozonoff
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 1995-2017
Project Summary (1995-2000)
This project is utilizing a Geographic Information System (GIS) with existing and pending case-control data from the Upper Cape Cancer Incidence Study to address the issue of elevated cancer incidence in this area. A digitized representation of pertinent spatial (residence, exposure zones) and aspatial (years of residence, age, sex) data from the Upper Cape Cancer Incidence Study within a Geographic Information System is being developed, the cancer risk associated with single and multiple geographically-located exposures is being measured, and pilot investigations of new analytic techniques to detect and verify spatial aggregation ("hot spots" or clusters) are being conducted.