Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control

NCI Map Stories

Screenshot of NCI Map Stories Interface

This section provides links to map stories developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that discuss a cancer topic using a map-based explanation.

  • Prostate Cancer shows incidence and mortality rate maps for the most recent prostate cancer statistics. This map story has been released in conjunction with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September 2016). The data was sourced from the State Cancer Profiles website which the NCI and CDC collaborate on. The user can view one map at a time using tabs. Additionally, the user can download the data in tabular, geographic, or PDF format. To see the county layer, zoom in on the map.
  • Breast Cancer shows incidence, mortality and screening rate maps for the most recent breast cancer statistics. This map story has been released in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2015). The data was sourced from the State Cancer Profiles website which the NCI and CDC collaborate on. The user can view one map at a time using tabs. Additionally, the user can download the data in tabular, geographic, or PDF format. To see the county layer, zoom in on the map.
  • Colorectal Cancer shows incidence, mortality, and screening rate maps for the most recent colorectal cancer statistics. This map story has been released in conjunction with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 2015). The data was sourced from the State Cancer Profiles website which the NCI and CDC collaborate on. The user can view one map at a time using tabs. Additionally, the user can download the data in tabular, geographic, or PDF format. To see the county layer, zoom in on the map.
  • Cervical Cancer shows an incidence rate map and mortality rate map for the most recent cervical cancer statistics and a Pap Test percentages map as well. This map story has been released in conjunction with Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 2015). The data was sourced from the State Cancer Profiles website which the NCI and CDC collaborate on. The user can view one map at a time using tabs. Additionally, the user can download the data in tabular, geographic, or PDF format. To see the county layer, zoom in on the map. Note: This map story was updated in March 2015 to fix problems resulting from incorrect population denominators for 4 boroughs in Alaska.
  • Lung Cancer shows an incidence rate map and mortality rate map for the most recent lung cancer statistics and a current smoking percentages map as well. This map story has been released in conjunction with Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2014). The data was sourced from the State Cancer Profiles website which the NCI and CDC collaborate on. The user can view one map at a time using tabs. Additionally, the user can download the data in tabular, geographic, or PDF format. To see the county layer, zoom in on the map. Note: This map story was updated in March 2015 to fix problems resulting from incorrect population denominators for 4 boroughs in Alaska.