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Breast Cancer Mapping Project

The California Breast Cancer Mapping (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 in the report: California Breast Cancer Mapping Project: Identifying Areas of Concern in California.


Project Time Period

2009 - 2011

Project Funder

The California Breast Cancer Mapping Project was funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program of the University of California.

Advisory Group

Tracking California convened an advisory group representing breast cancer advocates, clinicians, and public health agencies. See the CBCMP report acknowledgements for a full list of advisory group members.

Project Contact

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Project Materials

Project Publications

  1. Guidelines for the Mapping of Cancer Registry Data: Results From a Breast Cancer Expert Panel Study [2013] Eric Roberts, Bahar Kumar, Natalie Collins, Liang Guo, Galatea King, Michelle Wong, Janice Barlow, Joyce Bichler, Linda Cady, Connie Engel, Debbie Garrett, Marie Harrison, Adriana Morieko, Neena Murgai, Sora Park Tanjasiri, Karen Pierce

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