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New York State Cancer Rates: Links

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BCERF's Maps on New York State Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates
BCERF publishes maps on the incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer in New York State. Maps covering all counties in the state are drawn from statistics published by the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Cancer Registry. The data is presented in a color format broken down into easy to read categories.

New York State Cancer Statistics
Cancer incidence and mortality data for 2000-2004 for New York State. The data is broken down by site of the cancer and by county.
Additional statistics are available in the following categories:

New York State Cancer Surveillance Improvement Initiative
This program is designed to answer questions about cancer incidence in New York State communities. It provides information on cancer and its possible causes, data tables and maps of cancer incidence, and information on how to interpret cancer data and graphs.

Power of Statistics
An article by the New York State Department of Health on the use and limitations of statistics. Applying the principles of statistics to the occurrence of illness among the residents of Love Canal.

Long Island Breast Cancer Study
Describes the National Cancer Institute's studies examining incidence of breast cancer on Long Island. A Geographical Information System (GIS) was developed to study relationships between breast cancer rates and specific environmental exposures. The site includes an FAQ, overview of the tool, reports and activities, and links to other sites with GIS information. Click here to go directly to the GIS information.

Companion Animal Tumor Registry
The Cancer Registry and Surveillance System for Companion Animals project maps incidence of cancer in companion animals in several regions of New York State.