Francis P Boscoe
Affiliation: University at Albany
- Heuristic algorithms for assigning Hispanic ethnicityFrancis P Boscoe
New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e55689. 2013..An advantage of the fast and frugal method is that it consists of a small number of easily remembered steps...
- Geographic disparities in colorectal cancer survivalKevin A Henry
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Int J Health Geogr 8:48. 2009....
- Estimating the accuracy of geographical imputationKevin A Henry
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Int J Health Geogr 7:3. 2008..To date no systematic evaluation of geographical imputation methods ("geo-imputation") has been completed. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of census tract assignment using geo-imputation...
- Towards the use of a census tract poverty indicator variable in cancer surveillanceFrancis P Boscoe
New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA
J Registry Manag 37:148-51. 2010..It is expected that this data item will be made available to researchers in future releases of the CINA Deluxe file...
- Geographic proximity to treatment for early stage breast cancer and likelihood of mastectomyFrancis P Boscoe
New York State Cancer Registry, Menands, NY 12204, USA
Breast 20:324-8. 2011..Women with early stage breast cancer who live far from a radiation therapy facility may be more likely to opt for mastectomy over breast conserving surgery (BCS). The geographic dimensions of this relationship deserve further scrutiny...
- Building capacity to assess cancer care in the Medicaid population in New York StateFrancis P Boscoe
New York State Cancer Registry, 150 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204, USA
Health Serv Res 46:805-20. 2011..To link data from a central cancer registry with Medicaid enrollment and claims files in order to assess cancer care in an economically disadvantaged population...
- Subdividing the age group of 85 years and older to improve US disease reportingFrancis P Boscoe
New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, USA
Am J Public Health 98:1167-70. 2008..Greater specificity in age-specific data for the oldest old would aid in disease surveillance and etiologic research and broaden awareness and understanding of human longevity...
- Solar ultraviolet-B exposure and cancer incidence and mortality in the United States, 1993-2002Francis P Boscoe
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University at Albany, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
BMC Cancer 6:264. 2006..Vitamin D, acquired primarily through exposure to the sun via the skin, is believed to inhibit tumor development and growth and reduce mortality for certain cancers...
- Measuring colorectal cancer care quality for the publicly insured in New York StateAmber H Sinclair
New York State Department of Health, Cancer Registry Albany, NY
Cancer Med 1:363-71. 2012..Racial differences were not evident in either cohort. There is room for improvement in concordance with accepted metrics of cancer care quality. Feedback about performance may assist in targeting efforts to improve care...
- Thyroid cancer incidence in highly observant Jewish neighborhoods in metropolitan New York CityLaura E Soloway
New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA
Thyroid 21:1255-61. 2011..Here we explore the extent to which living in neighborhoods with a high percentage of highly observant Jews may be associated with this pattern...