Stories on Geographic Information Systems

Screenshot of NCI Map Stories InterfaceThis section provides links to map stories developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to discuss a cancer topic for a map-based explanation.

  • Lung Cancer shows a mortality rate map for lung cancer statistics for 1991 to 2000 and 2001 to 2010 by state or health service area (HSA). An HSA is a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. This map story has been released in conjunction with Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2013). The data was sourced from the NCI using SEER*Stat. The user can view one map at a time using tabs. Additionally, the user can download the data in tabular, geographic, or PDF format. This map story was updated to include state layers in March 2014. To see the HSA layer, zoom in on the map.
  • Breast Cancer shows a mortality rate map for breast cancer statistics for 1991 to 2000 and 2001 to 2010 by state or health service area (HSA). An HSA is a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. This map story has been released in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2013). The data was sourced from the NCI using SEER*Stat. The user can view one map at a time using tabs. Additionally, the user can download the data in tabular, geographic, or PDF format. This map story was updated to include state layers in March 2014. To see the HSA layer, zoom in on the map.
  • Prostate Cancer shows an incidence rate map and mortality rate map for the most recent prostate cancer statistics. This map story has been released in conjunction with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September 2013). 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. This map story was updated to include county layers in April 2014. To see the county layer, zoom in on the map.
  • Colorectal Cancer shows an incidence rate map and mortality rate map for the most recent colorectal cancer statistics and a colorectal screening percentages map as well. This map story has been released in conjunction with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 2013). 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. This map story was updated to include county layers in June 2014. 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...
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Muslims Engaging the Other and the Humanum
Farid Esack
Call unto to the path of your Lord with wisdom, and good counsel, and engage them by those means which are the finest.'(Q. 16:125)
Introduction
How do Muslims engage the religious other [1] in a world that increasingly defies geographical, political, religious and ideological boundaries? This is a world where the “enemy” is often the internal self (e.g., the Saudi/Iranian/Sudanese regime or the Shi'ite/Qadiani/modernists) and the asylum provider the external other (Christian relief organizations, Amnesty International / your non-Muslim neighbor, etc). How do Muslims respond when we come face to face with the humanum, the essentially human, and its manifestation in lives of a tireless quest for compassion and commitment to justice that the other may lead? How do the various forms of engagement with the other facilitate or…

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