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Geospatial Approaches to Energy Balance and Breast Cancer

Geospatial Approaches to Energy Balance and Breast Cancer

by David Berrigan, Nathan A. Berger


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Cancer occurs in specific places and spaces, each of which have identifiable geographic coordinates, characterized by unique natural, built and social characteristics, all of which contribute significantly to cancer across the spectrum from etiology through diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. In the first volume of this series, published in 2010, a single chapter was focused on these geographic influences. Since then, the field of geospatial studies of cancer prevention and control has exploded in approaches and applications. Accordingly, this volume focuses on what has now become a very specific research endeavor, Geospatial Factors Impacting Breast Cancer. The book provides important insights into this relatively new and rapidly developing field. It should be of value to all students of the Energy Balance & Cancer Series and a wide-ranging introduction to problems in cancer prevention and control for geographers, demographers and other researchers with a geospatial perspective. Moreover, it provides important information for all oncologists, endocrinologists, and behavioral modification professionals to better understand their patients in the context of their environment. It should also provide important considerations for physicians, scientists, public health professionals and disparity investigator planning clinical trials, community interventions and community planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030184070
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Series: Energy Balance and Cancer , #15
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Berrigan, PhD MPH, has been a biologist and Program Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences since 2003 and is currently a member of the Health Behaviors Research Branch. Dr. Berrigan received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Utah in 1993 and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley in 2000 and undertook Postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, La Trobe University and the National Cancer Institute. His research has examined energy balance, carcinogenesis, physical activity, and acculturation using a mix of animal models, population data, and methodological research aimed at improving survey data and incorporating geospatial thinking into cancer prevention and control. He is strongly committed to research aimed at health and health equity for all via environments and institutions that foster well-being, preventive services, and care regardless of demographic or economic circumstances.

Nathan A. Berger, MD, Distinguished University Professor and Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics and Oncology, is Director of the Case Western Reserve University Center for Science, Health and Society. He obtained the MD degree from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, interned at Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago, IL, and served as a medical resident and Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Berger was a research associate in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Gerontology Research Center, NICHD, NIH, Baltimore, MD. He was on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, before moving to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he served consecutively as Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division, Cancer Center Director, Dean, CWRU School of Medicine and now Director, Center for Science, Health and Society. His research focuses on model systems to study impact of diet, obesity and exercise on aging and cancer and studies to translate and evaluate these observations in human subjects.

Table of Contents

Part One – Overview and Spatial Methods

Chapter 1: Connecting Population, Health and Place (With Geospatial Tools and Data)

Chapter 2: Analyzing cancer and breast cancer in space and time

Chapter 3: Creating Maps and Mapping Systems for Cancer Control and Prevention

Chapter 4: Physical Activity and Exposure in Breast Cancer Survivors Using GPS, GIS, and Accelerometry

Chapter 5: Towards Systematic Methods in an Era of Big Data: Neighborhood Wide Association Studies

Chapter 6: Geospatial Approaches to Environmental Determinants of Breast Cancer in the California Teachers Study

Chapter 7: Systematic Review of Geospatial Approaches to Breast Cancer Epidemiology

Part Two – Environment and Context

Chapter 8: Studying the Influence of the Neighborhood Obesogenic Environment on Breast Cancer in Epidemiological Cohorts: the Multiethnic Cohort

Chapter 9: Spatial analyses of Environmental Exposures and Breast Cancer: Natural Vegetation, Ambient Air Pollution and Outdoor Light at Night as Examples

Chapter 10: Neighborhoods and Breast Cancer Survival: The Case for an Archetype Approach

Chapter 11: Environmental Modification of Adult Weight Loss, Physical Activity, and Diet Intervention Effects

Part Three – Screening, Diagnosis and Beyond

Chapter 12: Geographic Influences on Screening Mammography

Chapter 13: Spatial and Contextual Analyses of Stage at Diagnosis

Chapter 14: Geographic Variation in Medical Neighborhoods for Breast Cancer Care: Diagnosis and Beyond

Part Four – Cross-cutting Topics

Chapter 15: Persistent racial disparities in breast cancer mortality between Black and White women: what SR

Chapter 16: Rural-Urban Disparities in Breast Cancer: Six Suppositions and Future Directions

Chapter 17: Microenvironmental Influences on Team Performance in Cancer Care

Chapter 18: Opportunities and Challenges in Geospatial Approaches to Breast Cancer Prevention and Control


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