Francis Boscoe

Francis P. Boscoe, PhD, MA

Spatial analysis, applications of geographic information systems in public health, cancer epidemiology, and data collection and quality in central disease registries. He is currently working on a geographic study of sunlight exposure and its beneficial association with non-skin cancers.

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Francis P. Boscoe, PhD, MA
Research Associate Professor
 

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

NYS Department of Health - Research Scientist
Address:
GEC 200
Phone:
518-402-0330
Personal Pages: http://www.albany.edu/sph/19909.php

 

Education

2000 Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University
1996 MA, Geography, Kent State University

Research Interests

Spatial analysis, applications of geographic information systems in public health, cancer epidemiology, and data collection and quality in central disease registries. He is currently working on a geographic study of sunlight exposure and its beneficial association with non-skin cancers.

Additional Information

Frequently Taught Courses:

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

Publications

  • 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
  • Boscoe FP, Talbot TO, Kulldorff M. Public domain small-area cancer incidence data for New York State, 2005-2009. Geospatial Health 2016; 11(1): 304. http://tinyurl.com/geospat2016.
  • Boscoe FP, Henry KA, Sherman RL, Johnson CJ. The relationship between cancer incidence, stage, and poverty in the United States. International Journal of Cancer 2016; 139(3): 607-612. Preprint: http://tinyurl.com/ijc2016.
  • Boscoe FP, Pradhan E. The most distinctive causes of death by state. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015, 12: 140395. https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0395.htm