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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

U.S. Atlas of Cancer Mortality

DCEG investigators study geographic patterns and temporal trends in cancer incidence and mortality rates to generate etiologic hypotheses, evaluate consistency with other hypotheses, and identify cancer sites warranting special study. DCEG published a U.S. atlas of cancer mortality data spanning the years 1950 to 1994, which identified geographic areas with high rates of specific cancers and spatial and temporal patterns that may suggest particular carcinogenic exposures. 

Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the U.S., 1950-94

For more information, contact: Dr. Robert N. Hoover and Dr. Susan Devesa.