Dr. Boffetta moved to Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2010. He is Associate Director for Population Sciences of The Tisch Cancer Institute and Chief of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control of the Department of Oncological Sciences. He is also the Bluhdorn Professor of International Community Medicine.
Dr. Boffetta's previous employments include Columbia University (New York, NY), the American Cancer Society (New York, NY), the American Cancer Society (New York, NY), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Lyon, France), and the German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg, Germany).
Dr. Boffetta is Adjunct Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), and the Catholic University of Rome (Italy). He is also Affiliate Member of the R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada), and Senior Fellow of the Hellenic Health Foundation (Athens, Greece).
Dr. Boffetta is the author of over 1,100 peer-reviewed publications, mainly in the field of epidemiology of chronic diseases. He has edited 13 books and authored over 60 book chapters. He is associate editor of Annals of Oncology, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Frontiers in Cancer Epidemiology, and is a member for more than 10 editorial boards of scientific journals. He is the founding member of several international cancer epidemiology consortia and networks.
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Read a press release on Dr. Boffetta's study of the relationship between high consumption of fruits and vegetables and risk of cancer.
Watch a video from BMJ.com on tea drinking habits and oesophageal cancer in Iran.
Cancer Biology [CAB], Clinical Research Education Program [CLR], Public Health [PH]
Internship, University Hospital Turin
MD, University of Turin
MPH, Columbia University
Boffetta P, La Vecchia C, Moolgavkar S. Chronic Effects of Air Pollution are Probably Overestimated. Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis 2015 May; 35(5).
Hashim D, Farhat Z, Wallenstein S, Manczuk M, Holcombe RF, Thorpe L, Schymura MJ, Lucchini RG, Boffetta P. Standardized cancer incidence disparities in Upper Manhattan New York City neighborhoods: the role of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and known risk factors. European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP) 2015 Jul;.
Winn DM, Lee YC, Hashibe M, Boffetta P. The INHANCE consortium: toward a better understanding of the causes and mechanisms of head and neck cancer. Oral diseases 2015 Sep; 21(6).
Goodman M, Narayan KM, Flanders D, Chang ET, Adami HO, Boffetta P, Mandel JS. Dose-response relationship between serum 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis. American journal of epidemiology 2015 Mar; 181(6).
Boffetta P, Hayes RB, Sartori S, Lee YA, Muscat J, Olshan A, Winn DM, Castellsagué X, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Vaughan TL, Wunsch-Filho V, Purdue M, Koifman S, Curado MP, Vilensky M, Gillison M, Fernandez L, Menezes A, Daudt AW, Schantz S, Yu G, D'Souza G, Haddad RI, La Vecchia C, Hashibe M. Mouthwash use and cancer of the head and neck: a pooled analysis from the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium. European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP) 2015 Aug;.
Boffetta P, Bobak M, Borsch-Supan A, Brenner H, Eriksson S, Grodstein F, Jansen E, Jenab M, Juerges H, Kampman E, Kee F, Kuulasmaa K, Park Y, Tjonneland A, van Duijn C, Wilsgaard T, Wolk A, Trichopoulos D, Bamia C, Trichopoulou A. The Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States (CHANCES) project--design, population and data harmonization of a large-scale, international study. European journal of epidemiology 2014 Dec; 29(12).
Corbex M, Bouzbid S, Boffetta P. Features of breast cancer in developing countries, examples from North-Africa. European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990) 2014 Jul; 50(10).
Malhotra J, Sartori S, Brennan P, Zaridze D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Świątkowska B, Rudnai P, Lissowska J, Fabianova E, Mates D, Bencko V, Gaborieau V, Stücker I, Foretova L, Janout V, Boffetta P. Effect of occupational exposures on lung cancer susceptibility: a study of gene-environment interaction analysis. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2015 Mar; 24(3).
Tao MH, Zhou J, Rialdi AP, Martinez R, Dabek J, Scelo G, Lissowska J, Chen J, Boffetta P. Indoor air pollution from solid fuels and peripheral blood DNA methylation: findings from a population study in Warsaw, Poland. Environmental research 2014 Oct; 134.
Dar NA, Bhat GA, Shah IA, Iqbal B, Rafiq R, Nabi S, Lone MM, Islami F, Boffetta P. Salt tea consumption and esophageal cancer: a possible role of alkaline beverages in esophageal carcinogenesis. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer 2015 Mar; 136(6).
Islami F, Moreira DM, Boffetta P, Freedland SJ. A systematic review and meta-analysis of tobacco use and prostate cancer mortality and incidence in prospective cohort studies. European urology 2014 Dec; 66(6).
Levovitz C, Chen D, Ivansson E, Gyllensten U, Finnigan JP, Alshawish S, Zhang W, Schadt EE, Posner MR, Genden EM, Boffetta P, Sikora AG. TGFβ receptor 1: an immune susceptibility gene in HPV-associated cancer. Cancer research 2014 Dec; 74(23).
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