Accession Number : ADA303468

Title :   Massachusetts Cancer Control Evaluation Project.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 23 Sep 94-22 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH RESEARCH INST BOSTON

Personal Author(s) : Gershman, Susan

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Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The purpose of the Massachusetts Cancer Control Evaluation Project is to develop a model for evaluating the effectiveness of cancer control prog am and to integrate this model within a computerized cancer registry management system. The evaluation components of this model include incidence, mortality, staging shifts, health behavior regarding cancer screening, location of and access to mammography, an socioeconomic factors. Year 1 activities have focused on examining the distribution of breast cancer MA and throughout the US. Using data from MA, SEER, CT and CA, we have explored trends in cancer incidence, staging, mortality and mammography screening, and have begun integration of these data sources. We have also analyzed census data, prepared population data for multiple geographic units of analysis and time periods, and examined correlations between various socioeconomic factors. Additionally, we have compiled a master file of data sources in preparation for developmental modeling,and have begun this statistical modeling. Year 2 activities will focus upon completion of the statistical model, and integration of this model into the Mass. Cancer Registry's database (MCR=CIMS). In addition to the socioeconomic variables created from our measurement modeling of cenus tract measures, other known covariates will be analyzed in Year 2.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, *GEOGRAPHY, *CENSUS, *BREAST CANCER, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CONTROL, TIME INTERVALS, MEASUREMENT, MODELS, HEALTH, POPULATION, VARIABLES, SHIFTING, BEHAVIOR, STAGING, SOCIOLOGY, CANCER.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE