Francis P Boscoe

Summary

Affiliation: University at Albany
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Current practices in spatial analysis of cancer data: data characteristics and data sources for geographic studies of cancer
    Francis P Boscoe
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 3:28. 2004
  2. pmc Heuristic algorithms for assigning Hispanic ethnicity
    Francis 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
  3. pmc Geographic disparities in colorectal cancer survival
    Kevin 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
  4. pmc Estimating the accuracy of geographical imputation
    Kevin 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
  5. pmc Subdividing the age group of 85 years and older to improve US disease reporting
    Francis P Boscoe
    New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1167-70. 2008
  6. pmc Solar ultraviolet-B exposure and cancer incidence and mortality in the United States, 1993-2002
    Francis P Boscoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University at Albany, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    BMC Cancer 6:264. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Geographic proximity to treatment for early stage breast cancer and likelihood of mastectomy
    Francis P Boscoe
    New York State Cancer Registry, Menands, NY 12204, USA
    Breast 20:324-8. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Towards the use of a census tract poverty indicator variable in cancer surveillance
    Francis P Boscoe
    New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA
    J Registry Manag 37:148-51. 2010
  9. pmc Building capacity to assess cancer care in the Medicaid population in New York State
    Francis P Boscoe
    New York State Cancer Registry, 150 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:805-20. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Occupational exposure to arsenic and risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer in a multinational European study
    Simona Surdu
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    Int J Cancer 133:2182-91. 2013

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Publications19

  1. pmc Current practices in spatial analysis of cancer data: data characteristics and data sources for geographic studies of cancer
    Francis P Boscoe
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 3:28. 2004
    ..We cite numerous examples of recent studies that have used these data, with a focus on etiological research...
  2. pmc Heuristic algorithms for assigning Hispanic ethnicity
    Francis 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...
  3. pmc Geographic disparities in colorectal cancer survival
    Kevin 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
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  4. pmc Estimating the accuracy of geographical imputation
    Kevin 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...
  5. pmc Subdividing the age group of 85 years and older to improve US disease reporting
    Francis 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...
  6. pmc Solar ultraviolet-B exposure and cancer incidence and mortality in the United States, 1993-2002
    Francis 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...
  7. doi request reprint Geographic proximity to treatment for early stage breast cancer and likelihood of mastectomy
    Francis 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Towards the use of a census tract poverty indicator variable in cancer surveillance
    Francis 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...
  9. pmc Building capacity to assess cancer care in the Medicaid population in New York State
    Francis 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...
  10. doi request reprint Occupational exposure to arsenic and risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer in a multinational European study
    Simona Surdu
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    Int J Cancer 133:2182-91. 2013
    ..22, 95% CI = 2.48-42.07). Workplace coexposure to arsenic and sunlight may thus pose an increased risk of NMSC. ..
  11. doi request reprint Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes XRCC1 and XRCC3, occupational exposure to arsenic and sunlight, and the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in a European case-control study
    Simona Surdu
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY, USA Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 134:382-9. 2014
    ..Given the high prevalence of genetic polymorphisms modifying the association between exposure to environmental carcinogens and NMSC, these results are of substantial relevance to public health. ..
  12. pmc Measuring colorectal cancer care quality for the publicly insured in New York State
    Amber H Sinclair
    New York State Department of Health, Cancer Registry, Albany, NY, USA
    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...
  13. doi request reprint The relationship between cancer incidence, stage and poverty in the United States
    Francis P Boscoe
    New York State Department of Health, New York State Cancer Registry, Albany, NY
    Int J Cancer 139:607-12. 2016
    ..Integrating the type of analysis presented here into routine cancer surveillance activities would permit a more complete understanding of the dynamic nature of the relationship between socioeconomic status and cancer incidence. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Association Among Blood Transfusion, Sepsis, and Decreased Long-term Survival After Colon Cancer Resection
    Christopher T Aquina
    Surgical Health Outcomes and Research Enterprise SHORE, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery, Florida Hospital Medical Group, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
    Ann Surg . 2016
    ..To investigate the potential additive effects of blood transfusion and sepsis on colon cancer disease-specific survival, cardiovascular disease-specific survival, and overall survival after colon cancer surgery...
  15. pmc Improving Adjuvant Hormone Therapy Use in Medicaid Managed Care-Insured Women, New York State, 2012-2014
    Victoria L Wagner
    Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health, ESP, Corning Tower, Room 1938, Albany, NY, 12237 Email
    Prev Chronic Dis 13:E120. 2016
    ..This article describes a coordinated quality improvement pilot conducted by a state department of health and Medicaid managed care plans to engage women in guideline-concordant adjuvant hormone therapy...
  16. pmc The relationship between area poverty rate and site-specific cancer incidence in the United States
    Francis P Boscoe
    New York State Cancer Registry, Albany, New York
    Cancer 120:2191-8. 2014
    ..The relationship between socioeconomic status and cancer incidence in the United States has not traditionally been a focus of population-based cancer surveillance systems...
  17. pmc Occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation and risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in a multinational European study
    Simona Surdu
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e62359. 2013
    ..However, there is ongoing controversy regarding the relevance of occupational exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation (UV) radiation...
  18. doi request reprint Thyroid cancer incidence in highly observant Jewish neighborhoods in metropolitan New York City
    Laura 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Variation in Delayed Time to Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Disease-Specific Survival in Stage III Colon Cancer Patients
    Adan Z Becerra
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol . 2016
    ..There is a paucity of literature quantifying the extent to which time to adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer patients varies between individual surgeons, medical oncologists, and hospitals...