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Energy Balance and Cancer

Geospatial Approaches to Energy Balance and Breast Cancer

Editors: Berrigan, David, Berger, Nathan (Eds.)

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  • Familiarizes readers with novel methods, tools, and approaches applicable to geospatial studies on cancer
  • Features chapters authored by internationally recognized experts and researchers in the field to help oncologists engaged in patient care to better understand their patients in the context of their environments
  • Illustrates the utility of geospatial approaches to improve etiological, prevention and health care delivery research in breast cancer
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About this book

Cancer occurs in specific places and spaces, each of which have identifiable geographic coordinates, characterized by unique natural, built and social characteristics, all of which contribute significantly to cancer across the spectrum from etiology through diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. In the first volume of this series, published in 2010, a single chapter was focused on these geographic influences. Since then, the field of geospatial studies of cancer prevention and control has exploded in approaches and applications. Accordingly, this volume focuses on what has now become a very specific research endeavor, Geospatial Factors Impacting Breast Cancer. The book provides important insights into this relatively new and rapidly developing field. It should be of value to all students of the Energy Balance & Cancer Series and a wide-ranging introduction to problems in cancer prevention and control for geographers, demographers and other researchers with a geospatial perspective. Moreover, it provides important information for all oncologists, endocrinologists, and behavioral modification professionals to better understand their patients in the context of their environment. It should also provide important considerations for physicians, scientists, public health professionals and disparity investigator planning clinical trials, community interventions and community planning.

About the authors

David Berrigan, PhD MPH, has been a biologist and Program Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences since 2003 and is currently a member of the Health Behaviors Research Branch. Dr. Berrigan received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Utah in 1993 and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley in 2000 and undertook Postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, La Trobe University and the National Cancer Institute.  His research has examined energy balance, carcinogenesis, physical activity, and acculturation using a mix of animal models, population data, and methodological research aimed at improving survey data and incorporating geospatial thinking into cancer prevention and control.  He is strongly committed to research aimed at health and health equity for all via environments and institutions that foster well-being, preventive services, and care regardless of demographic or economic circumstances.

Nathan A. Berger, MD, Distinguished University Professor and Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics and Oncology, is Director of the Case Western Reserve University Center for Science, Health and Society. He obtained the MD degree from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, interned at Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago, IL, and served as a medical resident and Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Berger was a research associate in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Gerontology Research Center, NICHD, NIH, Baltimore, MD. He was on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, before moving to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he served consecutively as Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division, Cancer Center Director, Dean, CWRU School of Medicine and now Director, Center for Science, Health and Society. His research focuses on model systems to study impact of diet, obesity and exercise on aging and cancer and studies to translate and evaluate these observations in human subjects.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Connecting Population, Health and Place with Geospatial Tools and Data

    Pages 3-27

    Wilson, John P.

  • Analyzing Cancer and Breast Cancer in Space and Time

    Pages 29-58

    Jacquez, Geoffrey M.

  • Creating Maps and Mapping Systems for Cancer Control and Prevention

    Pages 59-79

    Tatalovich, Zaria (et al.)

  • Physical Activity and Exposure in Breast Cancer Survivors Using GPS, GIS and Accelerometry

    Pages 81-98

    Jankowska, Marta M. (et al.)

  • Towards Systematic Methods in an Era of Big Data: Neighborhood Wide Association Studies

    Pages 99-117

    Lynch, Shannon M., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-18408-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18407-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geospatial Approaches to Energy Balance and Breast Cancer
Editors
  • David Berrigan
  • Nathan Berger
Series Title
Energy Balance and Cancer
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18408-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18408-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18407-0
Series ISSN
2199-2622
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 440
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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