Frank Boscoe, Ph.D.

SUNY Research 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
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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, cartography, demographics, and disease registration.            

EPI 621 – Geographic Information Systems and Public Health (2003-2013)   

Selected Publications and Presentations: 
Sherman RL, Boscoe FP, O'Brien DK, George JT, Henry KA, Soloway LE, Lee DJ. Misclassification of sex in central cancer registries. Journal of Registry Management 2014; 41(3): 120-124. Full text

Boscoe FP. Trends in reporting delay in United States central cancer registries. Journal of Registry Management 2014, 41(3): 135-138. Full text 

Boscoe FP, Johnson CJ, Sherman RL, Stinchcomb DG, Lin G, Henry KA. The relationship between area poverty rate and site-specific cancer incidence in the United States. Cancer 2014, 120(14): 2191-2198. Full text

Edwards BK, Noone A-M, Mariotto AB, Simard EP, Boscoe FP, Henley SJ, Jemal A, Cho H, Anderson RN, Kohler BA, Eheman CR, Ward EM. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2010, featuring prevalence of comorbidity and impact on survival among persons with lung, colorectal, breast or prostate cancer. Cancer 2014; 120(9): 1290-1314. Full text

O'Grady TJ, Kitahara CM, DiRienzo AG, Boscoe FP. Randomization to screening for prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancers and thyroid cancer incidence in two large cancer screening trials. PLOS ONE 2014; 9(9): e106880. Full text

Henry KA, Sherman RL, McDonald K, Johnson CJ, Lin G, Stroup AM, Boscoe FP. Associations of census tract poverty with subsite-specific colorectal cancer incidence rates and stage of disease at diagnosis in the United States. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology 2014, Article ID 823484. Full text

Surdu S, Fitzgerald EF, Bloom MS, Boscoe FP, Fletcher T, Carpenter DO, Haase RF, Gurzau E, Rudnai P, Koppova K, Kumar R, Vahter M, Leonardi G, Goessler W, Févotte J, Fletcher T. 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. Environmental Research 2014, 134: 382-389. Full text