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University of Miami to study link between cancer and auto traffic

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@PatriciaBorns  The National Cancer Institute has awarded a professor from University of Miami's school of business administration $453,000 to identify potential links between cancer risks and the proximity of homes to heavy auto traffic.  Professor Yongtao Guan says his goal is to analyze health data for cancer clusters and trends, while reducing the bias and statistical error associated with similar studies.

Guan and his team will be analyzing 20 to 30 years of data for people diagnosed with cancer in Connecticut, using the actual latitude and longitude of the physical addresses. The research will be used to develop software that can help the public or community planners assess cancer risks in current or proposed developments. 



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