Anthony P Polednak

Summary

Affiliation: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 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
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint 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
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint 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
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  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. 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..
  26. ncbi request reprint 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...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint 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...
  32. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  33. doi request reprint 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...
  34. doi request reprint US regional differences in death rates from depression
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1977-83. 2012
    ..Studies appear to be lacking on geographic variation within the US in mortality rates from psychiatric disorders based on multiple causes of death...
  35. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  36. doi request reprint 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint US death rates from myeloproliferative neoplasms, and implications for cancer surveillance
    Anthony P Polednak
    Formerly with the Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    J Registry Manag 38:87-92. 2011
    ....
  38. doi request reprint 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...
  39. doi request reprint Recent decline in the U.S. death rate from myeloproliferative neoplasms, 1999-2006
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:133-6. 2012
    ....
  40. doi request reprint U.S. mortality from liver cirrhosis and alcoholic liver disease in 1999-2004: regional and state variation in relation to per capita alcohol consumption
    Anthony P Polednak
    Connecticut Tumor Registry, The Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:202-13. 2012
    ..Per-capita alcohol consumption should be useful for US public health policy, as suggested for Europe and Canada, but outlier states require further study...
  41. ncbi request reprint Uncoupling protein genes and racial differences in obesity
    Anthony P Polednak
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1527-8; author reply 1528. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint Geographic distribution of incident mesothelioma in Connecticut men, 1990-99
    Anthony P Polednak
    Int J Cancer 107:509-10. 2003
  43. ncbi request reprint 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint For the patient. How Connecticut hospitals collect information on race, Hispanic ethnicity, and birthplace
    Anthony P Polednak
    Ethn Dis 15:153. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Suicide among breast cancer patients who have had reconstructive surgery: a population-based study
    Anthony P Polednak
    Psychosomatics 48:178-9. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Regarding "prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in relation to self-reported cancer history"
    Anthony P Polednak
    Ann Epidemiol 16:877-9. 2006
  47. ncbi request reprint 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...