Geographic Information Systems & Science for Cancer Control
NCI GIS Portal is a web-based station for interactive mapping and visualization of cancer related geo-spatial data. The portal combines Geographic Information Science (GIS) principles and tools to harmonize relatively large and multi-dimensional datasets, including population-based cancer statistics and behavioral, environmental, clinical, socioeconomic, and policy data.
Rural-Urban Disparities in Cancer
Evidence shows that rural residents face serious disadvantage related to socioeconomic deprivation and limited access to quality healthcare relative to urban residents.
Spatial Context of Cancer
The spatial context in which people live is an important factor in cancer etiology and outcomes influencing a person’s risk of developing cancer, accessibility and quality of preventive and treatment services, and quality of life after surviving cancer.Learn More About Spatial Context
Featured Geospatial Tools
Featuring interactive mapping and visualization of cancer related geo-spatial data.