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BCAS: a web-enabled and GIS-based decision support system for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
by Guisseppi A. Forgionne, Aryya Gangopadhyay, Monica Adya, Joseph K. Tan
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM), Vol. 3, No. 5/6, 2001
Abstract: For decades, geographical variations in cancer rates have been observed, but the precise determinants of such geographic differences in breast cancer development are unclear. Various statistical models have been proposed. Applications of these models, however, require that the data be assembled from a variety of sources, converted into the statistical models' parameters and delivered effectively to researchers and policy makers. A web-enabled and GIS-based system can be developed to provide the needed functionality. This article overviews the conceptual web-enabled and GIS-based system (BCAS), illustrates the system's use in diagnosing and treating breast cancer and examines the potential benefits and implications for breast cancer research and practice.
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