A set of maps which display the patterns of cancer mortality in China has been prepared and published by the China Map Press. The 200 page atlas was edited by the National Cancer Control Office of the Ministry of Health and the Nanjing Institute of Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on the basis of a nation-wide cancer mortality survey. The Cancer Institute of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences with related Colleges, Universities and Institutes provided the data and took part in the preparation of the atlas, which is published both in Chinese and English. 58 maps and several dozen charts depict, in seven colours, the mortality distribution in this 2392 countries and county-level administrative units of 9 types of cancer common in China--stomach, oesophagus, liver, cervix, lung, colon and rectum, breast, nasopharynx, and leukaemia as well as 5 less common cancers--brain tumours, malignant lymphoma, cancer of the bladder, of the penis, and choriocarcinoma. The Atlas of Cancer Mortality will be an important new aid for cancer control and research in the People's Republic of China.
PIP: This is a description of the atlas of cancer mortality in China, published recently in Chinese and English. The atlas includes 58 maps and several charts depicting the mortality distribution of 14 different types of cancer in the 2,392 counties and county-level administrative units.