Geospatial Analysis of Cancer Cases in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey

  • Ebru H. Colak
  • Tahsin Yomralioglu

Abstract

Cancer has remained an important health issue in recent years. Examining variations of cancer cases temporally and spatially is necessary to develop strategies to combat its occurrence and to put cancer control programmes into practice. Creating cancer maps is necessary for obtaining information such as the location and frequency of cancer cases, the geographic distribution of cancer types and the location of the highest densities of cases. Consequently, creating more reliable and precise data infrastructures will increase the number of accurate decision making options available and aid in determining how and where to implement control strategies.

Keywords

Cancer Case Geographic Information System Administrative Unit Cancer Frequency Geospatial Analysis 
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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for the research grant that enabled this study (Project ID: 105Y308).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ebru H. Colak
    • 1
  • Tahsin Yomralioglu
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Surveying Engineering GISLabKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  2. 2.Dept. of Geomatics EngineeringIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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