​Breast Cancer Locational StudyUWSPHealth2.JPG

Project Abstract

In cooperation with the Marshfield Clinic, the GIS Center researched the relationship between the stage of breast cancer at initial diagnosis and the distances patients travel to receive screening.  The powerful analytical capabilities of GIS have long linked personal health location factors.


Principal Investigators

Dr. Adedayo Onitilo, MD, MSCR, Marshfield Clinic
Jessica Engel, MSN, RN, Marshfield Clinic
Douglas Miskowiak, UWSP GIS Center
Hong Liang, Ph.D. Marshfield Clinic
Rachel Stankowski, Ph,D. Marshfield Clinic
Michael Broton, UWSP GIS Center 

Journal Articles

Onitilo AA1, Engel JM, Liang H, Stankowski RV, Miskowiak DA, Broton M, Doi SA. Mammography utilization: patient characteristics and breast cancer stage at diagnosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Nov;201(5):1057-63. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.10733. Epub 2013 Aug 16.
Onitilo AA, Liang H, Stankowski RV, Engel JM, Broton M, Doi SA, Miskowiak DA. Geographical and
season barriers to mammography services and breast cancer stage at diagnosis. In Press.  Journal of Rural and Remote Health.

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