Breast Cancer Mapping Project
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Tracking California worked with an advisory group to develop a mapping protocol to identify parts of California most impacted by breast cancer, resulting in the discovery of four areas of concern with invasive breast cancer rates higher than most county rates.

The California Breast Cancer Mapping Project (CBCMP) was initiated to explore the feasibility and utility of mapping areas in the state with elevated cancer rates without being limited to county boundaries.  To do this, Tracking California recruited an advisory group of breast cancer advocates, clinicians, and public health practitioners to develop a mapping protocol that would identify geographic areas most impacted by breast cancer.   

The analysis conducted using this mapping protocol yielded new information, identifying four areas of concern where invasive breast cancer was 10-20% higher than the state average during the time period of 2000-2008.  The mapping protocol and results are outlined a report entitled California Breast Cancer Mapping Project: Identifying Areas of Concern in California.