World Cancer Day

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In honor of World Cancer Day 2015, we wondered if cancer clinical research and incidence were correlated.

We used cancer prevalence data from The National Cancer Institute and translated their cancer type categories across several schema into categories that were optimum to use as search terms in ClinicalTrials.gov to find appropriate clinical trials and corresponding research sites. We used Google’s Fusion Tables to generate the incidence maps and Google’s Maps API for the site pins.

The visualization was shared across our social media channels and generated quite a bit of buzz.

View the visualization