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A Computational Social Science Approach to the Social Determinants of Cancer

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dc.contributor.advisor Axtell, Robert
dc.contributor.author Metgher, Cristina
dc.creator Metgher, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-28T10:22:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-28T10:22:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10441
dc.description.abstract Cancer is a complex system of systems - in which heterogeneous actors interact dynamically with each other and with the environment across time. It is the second leading cause of death in the U. S. after cardiovascular disease, striking people from all occupations and backgrounds. The U. S. President Nixon declared the “War on Cancer” in 1971. Since then, much progress has been made towards understanding this disease. However, due to the reductionist thinking that has been predominant in cancer research for the last decades, the mortality rates due to cancer have hardly changed.
dc.format.extent 400 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 Cristina Metgher
dc.subject Systems science en_US
dc.subject computational social science en_US
dc.subject social determinants of cancer en_US
dc.subject social epidemiology en_US
dc.title A Computational Social Science Approach to the Social Determinants of Cancer
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.discipline Computational Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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