A P Polednak

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Temporal trend in the U.S. black-white disparity in mortality rates from selected alcohol-related chronic diseases
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 7:154-64. 2008
  2. doi Lung cancer incidence trends by histologic type in areas of California vs. other areas in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:319-24. 2009
  3. doi Trends in death rates from tobacco-related cardiovascular diseases in selected US states differing in tobacco-control efforts
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Epidemiology 20:542-6. 2009
  4. doi Trends in mortality from COPD in selected U.S. States differing in tobacco control efforts
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, 06134 0308, USA
    COPD 7:63-9. 2010
  5. ncbi Comorbid mental disorders in hospital records of Hispanic patients diagnosed with cancer in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06134 0308, USA
    J Registry Manag 36:111-6. 2009
  6. doi Estimating the number of U.S. incident cancers attributable to obesity and the impact on temporal trends in incidence rates for obesity-related cancers
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 32:190-9. 2008
  7. doi Indicators of nutritional screening in hospital records of newly diagnosed Hispanic and Asian-American adult cancer patients in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Nutrition 24:1053-6. 2008
  8. doi Tobacco control indicators and lung cancer rates in young adults by state in the United States
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06134 0308, USA
    Tob Control 17:66-9. 2008
  9. pmc Trends in incidence rates of tobacco-related cancer, selected areas, SEER Program, United States, 1992-2004
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Ave, Hartford CT 06134 0308, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A16. 2009
  10. ncbi Prevalence and predictors of comorbid diabetes among newly diagnosed Hispanic cancer patients in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, United States
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:453-6. 2007

Collaborators

  • Gary King
  • Eugene J Mitacek
  • Charles F Hummel
  • Thira Limsila
  • Klaus D Brunnemann
  • Kris Bhothisuwan

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. doi Temporal trend in the U.S. black-white disparity in mortality rates from selected alcohol-related chronic diseases
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 7:154-64. 2008
    ....
  2. doi Lung cancer incidence trends by histologic type in areas of California vs. other areas in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:319-24. 2009
    ....
  3. doi Trends in death rates from tobacco-related cardiovascular diseases in selected US states differing in tobacco-control efforts
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Epidemiology 20:542-6. 2009
    ..Tobacco-control efforts (starting with California in 1989) have been associated with smoking cessation among young adults in certain US states. The impact on trends in tobacco-related cardiovascular diseases is less clear...
  4. doi Trends in mortality from COPD in selected U.S. States differing in tobacco control efforts
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, 06134 0308, USA
    COPD 7:63-9. 2010
    ..This suggests that states should increase their tobacco-control efforts, to reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality in the entire U.S...
  5. ncbi Comorbid mental disorders in hospital records of Hispanic patients diagnosed with cancer in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06134 0308, USA
    J Registry Manag 36:111-6. 2009
    ..English). Similar studies are needed of Hispanic (and non-Hispanic) patients in other central cancer registries, for potential large-scale, population-based studies of comorbid mental disorder in relation to prognosis...
  6. doi Estimating the number of U.S. incident cancers attributable to obesity and the impact on temporal trends in incidence rates for obesity-related cancers
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 32:190-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of obesity on the number obesity-attributable incident cancers in the U.S. in 2007 and on trends on cancer incidence rates...
  7. doi Indicators of nutritional screening in hospital records of newly diagnosed Hispanic and Asian-American adult cancer patients in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Nutrition 24:1053-6. 2008
    ..S. minority groups that tend to experience language barriers to health care...
  8. doi Tobacco control indicators and lung cancer rates in young adults by state in the United States
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06134 0308, USA
    Tob Control 17:66-9. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Trends in incidence rates of tobacco-related cancer, selected areas, SEER Program, United States, 1992-2004
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Ave, Hartford CT 06134 0308, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A16. 2009
    ..Recent trends in risk factors are likely to affect cancer incidence rates at the youngest ages..
  10. ncbi Prevalence and predictors of comorbid diabetes among newly diagnosed Hispanic cancer patients in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, United States
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:453-6. 2007
    ..This study examined prevalence and predictors of comorbid diabetes in newly diagnosed Hispanic cancer patients in Connecticut...
  11. ncbi Secular trend in U.S. black-white disparities in selected alcohol-related cancer incidence rates
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:125-30. 2007
    ..To examine secular trends in incidence rates for the cancer types most strongly associated with alcohol in African Americans (blacks) and whites...
  12. ncbi Racial differences in mortality from obesity-related chronic diseases in US women diagnosed with breast cancer
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134 0308, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:463-8. 2004
    ..In view of rising prevalence rates of obesity and persistent racial differences in obesity in the United States, this study considered risk of death from obesity-related causes...
  13. ncbi Postmastectomy breast reconstruction in Connecticut: trends and predictors
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 104:669-73. 1999
    ..5 percent. Reconstruction was negatively associated with age, poverty rate of the census tract of residence, and black (versus white) race; these associations require further study...
  14. ncbi How frequent is postmastectomy breast reconstructive surgery? A study linking two statewide databases
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 108:73-7. 2001
    ..These associations were similar to those reported from previous studies...
  15. ncbi Geographic pattern of cancers related to tobacco and alcohol in Connecticut: implications for cancer control
    Anthony P Polednak
    Department of Public Health, Connecticut Tumor Registry, 410 Capitol Avenue, PO Box 340308, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:302-8. 2004
    ....
  16. ncbi Obtaining smoking histories for population-based studies on multiple primary cancers: Connecticut, 2002
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:233-5. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi Collecting information on race, Hispanic ethnicity, and birthplace of cancer patients: policies and practices in Connecticut hospitals
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, P O Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:90-6. 2005
    ..This study documented policies and procedures in a state (Connecticut) with a high-quality population-based cancer registry...
  18. ncbi Obtaining information on language preference among newly diagnosed Hispanic and Asian American cancer patients in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    J Registry Manag 36:77-82. 2009
    ..1% of 653 probable non-English-preferring patients. Missing information was more frequent in Asian than Hispanic American patients. The potential for adding this information to national databases should be explored...
  19. ncbi Trends in incidence rates for obesity-associated cancers in the US
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 27:415-21. 2003
    ..2% of all cancers) diagnosed in the US in 2002 may be potentially attributable to obesity. Further analytic epidemiologic studies are needed to assess the risks of other cancers in relation to both obesity and body fat distribution...
  20. ncbi Lung cancer incidence trends in black and white young adults by gender (United States)
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:665-70. 2004
    ..The areas also varied in a tobacco control index (TCI) for 1992-1993...
  21. ncbi Poverty, comorbidity, and survival of colorectal cancer patients diagnosed in Connecticut
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Department of Public Health, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 12:302-10. 2001
    ..Patients living in census tracts with a poverty rate of 20 percent or higher had the highest risk of death. The explanation for these findings requires further study, in order to reduce socioeconomic status disparities in survival rates...
  22. pmc Disparities in surgical treatment of early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    Yale J Biol Med 74:309-14. 2001
    ..These associations persisted in logistic regression models that included all of the variables as predictors of surgery. Studies are needed to explain these disparities...
  23. ncbi Agreement in race-ethnicity coding between a hospital discharge database and another database
    A P Polednak
    Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford 06134, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:24-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Although both databases are imperfect, the findings suggest that ascertainment of certain racial-ethnic groups in hospital discharge databases could be improved if birthplace and surname were available...
  24. ncbi Geographic variation in postmastectomy breast reconstruction rates
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 106:298-301. 2000
    ..Studies are needed to explain the large differences in reconstruction rates by geographic area...
  25. ncbi Comorbid diabetes mellitus and risk of death after diagnosis of colorectal cancer: a population-based study
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:466-72. 2006
    ..The few studies that have examined the association between comorbid diabetes mellitus (DM) and survival after diagnosis of colorectal cancer have involved small numbers of patients with DM, and cause of death was not examined...
  26. ncbi Documentation of alcohol use in hospital records of newly diagnosed cancer patients: a population-based study
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134 0308, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:403-9. 2007
    ..2%) and was associated with heavier drinking, independent of other predictors of MCV. Better screening is needed for all hospitalized cancer patients, to plan for interventions and conduct follow-up studies of prognosis...
  27. ncbi Revisiting the 1973 report, "Alarming increase of the cancer mortality in the US Black population (1950-1967)"
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:779-85. 2005
    ..Continued surveillance is needed to determine if declining cancer mortality rates in 1992-2001 for Blacks will continue...
  28. ncbi Recent trends in incidence rates for selected alcohol-related cancers in the United States
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, CT 06134, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 40:234-8. 2005
    ..To examine recent trends in incidence rates for cancer types most strongly associated with alcohol use, using data from US cancer registries...
  29. pmc Prostate cancer treatment in black and white men: the need to consider both stage at diagnosis and socioeconomic status
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 90:101-4. 1998
    ..Thus, both stage at diagnosis and socioeconomic status should be considered in studies of racial differences in prostate cancer treatment...
  30. ncbi Explaining geographic variation in breast and cervical cancer incidence rates in US Hispanic women
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:727-32. 2005
    ..This study examined geographic variation in incidence rates for two cancers common in US Hispanic women and considered some potential explanations, by using data from several high-quality cancer registries...
  31. ncbi Identifying newly diagnosed Hispanic cancer patients who use a physician with a Spanish-language practice, for studies of quality of cancer treatment
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, United States
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:185-90. 2007
    ..S. Hispanic-Latino patients newly diagnosed with cancer. This study examined use of a physician with a Spanish-language practice (SLP) by Hispanic patients diagnosed with a cancer reported to a population-based cancer registry...
  32. pmc Survival of breast cancer patients in Connecticut in relation to socioeconomic and health care access indicators
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    J Urban Health 79:211-8. 2002
    ..Unexplained elevations, relative to the rest of the state, in risk of death were found for patients diagnosed while living in two of the state's four largest cities...
  33. ncbi Obtaining data on comorbid diabetes among patients in a U.S. population-based tumor registry
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    J Registry Manag 37:57-64. 2010
    ....
  34. ncbi Incidence of skin melanoma in Connecticut towns and counties, 1997-2003
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Hartford 06134 0308, USA
    Conn Med 71:275-9. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi Bilateral synchronous breast cancer: a population-based study of characteristics, method of detection, and survival
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Department of Public Health, 419 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Surgery 133:383-9. 2003
    ..The frequency of bilateral synchronous breast cancer (BSBC) is reportedly about 1%-3%, but there is limited information from population-based cancer registries regarding the clinical and prognostic features of these cancers...
  36. ncbi Chemotherapy of nonelderly breast cancer patients by poverty-rate of area of residence in Connecticut
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134 0308, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 83:245-8. 2004
    ..Similar studies are needed in other geographical areas that differ in socioeconomic indicators...
  37. ncbi Trends in late-stage breast and cervical cancer incidence rates in Connecticut (United States)
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:361-5. 2003
    ..This study examined the temporal trend in late-stage incidence rates for breast and cervical cancer in Connecticut, where a statewide screening program (targeted to poor or uninsured women) began in late 1995...
  38. ncbi Surveillance for hospitalizations with infection-related diagnoses after chemotherapy among breast cancer patients diagnosed before age 65
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Chemotherapy 50:157-61. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi Trends in, and predictors of, breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer in Connecticut, 1988-1997
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 53:157-63. 2002
    ..To describe the trends in, and predictors of, use of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) vs. mastectomy and use of post-BCS radiotherapy (RT), from 1988 through 1997 among residents of Connecticut...
  40. ncbi Black-white differences in survival from late-stage prostate cancer
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:220-5. 2003
    ..The theory that Black patients with advanced cancer have a lower survival rate compared to their White counterparts, based on a single clinical trial, was tested with large samples of patients...
  41. ncbi Black-white differences in tumor grade (aggressiveness) at diagnosis of prostate cancer, 1992-1998
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134 0308, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:536-40. 2002
    ..Reports of Black-White differences have generated speculation that genetic factors could be involved...
  42. ncbi Type of breast reconstructive surgery among breast cancer patients: a population-based study
    A P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Conn 06134 0308, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 108:1600-3. 2001
    ..This study describes the baseline data and methods for examining trends in type of reconstruction among breast cancer patients in a defined population...
  43. pmc Survival of U.S. Black and White patients with squamous cell cancer of the esophagus
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:87-92. 2004
    ..The low survival rates for both blacks and whites emphasize the need for improved treatment and primary prevention efforts...
  44. ncbi Trends in survival for both histologic types of esophageal cancer in US surveillance, epidemiology and end results areas
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Int J Cancer 105:98-100. 2003
  45. pmc Survival of lymph node-negative breast cancer patients in relation to number of lymph nodes examined
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 0308, USA
    Ann Surg 237:163-7. 2003
    ..To assess the relationship between number of lymph nodes examined and survival of patients diagnosed with node-negative localized breast cancer using a large sample of patients from population-based cancer registries in the United States...
  46. ncbi For the patient. How Connecticut hospitals collect information on race, Hispanic ethnicity, and birthplace
    Anthony P Polednak
    Ethn Dis 15:153. 2005
  47. ncbi Geographic distribution of incident mesothelioma in Connecticut men, 1990-99
    Anthony P Polednak
    Int J Cancer 107:509-10. 2003
  48. ncbi Disparities in smoking cessation among U.S. adults with a history of asthma
    Gary King
    Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:312-7. 2007
    ..Socioeconomic status (SES) and racial-ethnic disparities in smoking cessation among U.S. adults with a history of asthma have received limited attention...
  49. ncbi Regarding "prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in relation to self-reported cancer history"
    Anthony P Polednak
    Ann Epidemiol 16:877-9. 2006
  50. ncbi Suicide among breast cancer patients who have had reconstructive surgery: a population-based study
    Anthony P Polednak
    Psychosomatics 48:178-9. 2007
  51. ncbi Rising leukemia rates in Thailand: the possible role of benzene and related compounds in cigarette smoke
    Eugene J Mitacek
    Department of Life Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY 11568, USA
    Oncol Rep 9:1399-403. 2002
    ..These preliminary findings support the need for voluntary and/or government-regulated reduction in smoke yields of benzene and related compounds in tobacco products, and for expanded smoking prevention and cessation efforts, in Thailand...