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Using ArcGIS Server 9.3 to Power the Maine BioGeoBank
Track: Health and Human Services
Author(s): Patrick Graham

Cancer risk may increase from long-term environmental exposures. In Maine, the historical use of pesticides and herbicides in the forestry industry, combined with naturally occurring high rates of arsenic in water and radon due to uranium decay from granite bedrock, may have increased cancer risk. In 2004 the cancer rate in Maine was the highest nationwide. The Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health and James W. Sewall Company have developed the BioGeoBank, a spatiotemporal information system to study potentiating interactions between dioxin, PCBs, radon and arsenic exposure models from an environmental GIS and genetic variations, the frequency distribution of cancers, and clinical outcomes. This session will explore the use of Web Services in ArcServer 9.3 to integrate GIS and bioinformatics.

Patrick Graham
PO Box 433
Old Town , Maine 04468
United States
Phone: 2078274456
Fax: 2078272186
E-mail: pgraham@sewall.com