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The BCERF program on the Cancer Risks of Environmental Chemicals in the Home and Workplace closed on March 31, 2010. No further updates will be made to this web site. Please go Cornell University’s eCommons web site to access BCERF’s archived research and educational materials (http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/14300).

Maps and Statistics

Cancer maps and statistics frequently focus on incidence and mortality.

Incidence measures new cases of a disease reported for a specific population during a specific time period. Mortality measures deaths from a disease.

Maps and statistics can be valuable tools for spotting trends or anomalies across classifications such as geography or time. A map or graph can't explain why someone gets cancer. But it can raise questions that can be explored further through other studies.

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