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Activity Number: 388 - Advances in Disease Mapping
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 : 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #309386
Title: Bayesian Multivariate Analysis of Disease, with Application to the Australian Cancer Atlas
Author(s): Susanna Cramb* and Kerrie Mengersen
Companies: Queensland University of Technology and Queensland University of Technology
Keywords: spatial model; cancer atlas; Bayesian model; meta-analysis

The Australian Cancer Atlas is an online, interactive presentation of modeled incidence and relative survival for twenty cancers across >2000 small areas. It is underpinned by a Bayesian spatial model which provides point and interval estimates as well as probabilities of exceeding the national average. In this presentation, we discuss key issues arising in the choice and implementation of the model and visualizations. We also explore two different ways multivariate models have subsequently been applied: examining correlation between melanoma thickness levels; and a meta-analysis of the derived estimates as a mechanism for secondary inference, for example to assess potential differences in incidence between urban and rural areas.

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