Home » News

Epidemiology Researcher Quoted on Risk of Cardiovascular Disease for Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Medscape quoted Michael Passarelli, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, in an article featuring research by other scientists about the risk of cardiovascular disease for patients with colorectal cancer. While colorectal cancer patients have previously relied on body mass index, this study, published in JAMA Oncology, indicates that computed tomography imaging will more accurately predict future risk of cardiovascular disease. "I think the takeaway here, at least from my point of view, is that the notion of the obesity paradox for mortality from colorectal cancer and separately from cardiovascular disease seems to be largely an artifact of the inadequacies of measuring obesity using height and weight," says Passarelli, who also wrote an accompanying editorial on his colleagues' research.