Frank Boscoe, Ph.D.

SUNY Research Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dr. Boscoe

NYS Department of Health
Research Scientist
New York State Cancer Registry
New York State Department of Health


New York State Cancer Registry

150 Broadway, Suite 361

Albany, NY 12204

    (518) 474-2255
Fax:        (518) 473-6789  
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2000 Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University
1996 MA, Geography, Kent State University      

Research Interests:   
Cancer and chronic disease epidemiology, medical geography, environ­mental health, spatial methods, cartography, geographic infor­mation systems, demographics, and disease registration.            

EPI 621 – Geographic Information Systems and Public Health (spring semesters)   

Selected Publications and Presentations: 
Boscoe FP, Henry KA, Zdeb MS. A Nationwide Comparison of Driving Distance Versus Straight Line Distance to Hospitals. Professional Geographer 2012; in press. First page preview

Boscoe FP O'Brien DS, McLaughlin CC. Geographic Information Systems. In Cancer Registry Management: Principles and Practice, 3rd edition. HR Menck, DM Gress, LG Mulvihill, AC Griffin, eds. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 2011. 413-431. Book overview

Soloway LE, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Weinstein AL, Qiao B, Kahn AR, McLaughlin CC. Thyroid Cancer Incidence in Highly Observant Jewish Neighborhoods in Metropolitan New York City. Thyroid 2011; 21(11): 1255-1261. Abstract

Yung RL, Chen K, Abel GA, Foster CG, Roohan PJ, Boscoe FP, Sinclair AH, Schymura MJ, Schrag D. Cancer Disparities in the Context of Medicaid Insurance: A Comparison of Survival for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Hodgkin Lymphoma by Medicaid Enrollment. The Oncologist 2011; 16(8): 1082-1091. Abstract

Henry KA, Johnson CJ, Boscoe FP, et al. Travel Time to Diagnosing Facility and Nearest Mammography Facility and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis. Journal of Community Health 2011; 36(6): 933-942. Full text

Boscoe FP, Schrag D, Chen K, Roohan PJ, Schymura MJ. Building Capacity to Assess Cancer Care in the Medicaid Population in New York State. Health Services Research 2011; 46(3): 805-820. Abstract

Boscoe FP, Johnson C, Henry KA, Goldberg DW, Shababi K, Elkin EB, Ballas LK, Cockburn M. Geographic Dimensions of the Choice of Mastectomy versus Breast-Conserving Surgery for Early Stage Breast Cancer. The Breast 2011; 20(4): 324-328. Abstract

Boscoe FP. Towards the Use of a Census Tract Poverty Indicator Variable in Cancer Surveillance. Journal of Registry Management 2010; 37(4): 148-151. Full text

Curriero FC, Klassen AC, Boscoe FP, Kulldorff M. Using Imputation to Provide Location Information for Nongeocoded Addresses. PLoS ONE 2010, 5(2): e8998. Full text

Henry KA, Niu X, Boscoe FP. Geographic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival. International Journal of Health Geographics 2009, 8:48. Full text