Paolo Boffetta, MD Email Paolo Boffetta
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
- PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
- PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
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.
Major Research Interests:
- Molecular and genetic epidemiology
- Cancer Epidemiology
- Cardiovascular and diabetes epidemiology
- Cancer prevention
- Epidemiologic methods
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.
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Cancer Biology [CAB]
Internship, University Hospital Turin
MD, University of Turin
MPH, Columbia University
Aune D, Keum N, Giovannucci E, Fadnes LT, Boffetta P, Greenwood DC, Tonstad S, Vatten LJ, Riboli E, Norat T. Whole grain consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all cause and cause specific mortality: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2016; 353.
Hashim D, Sartori S, Brennan P, Curado MP, Wünsch-Filho V, Divaris K, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Winn DM, Franceschi S, Castellsagué X, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Matsuo K, Morgenstern H, Chen C, Vaughan TL, Hofmann JN, D'Souza G, Haddad RI, Wu H, Lee YC, Hashibe M, Vecchia CL, Boffetta P. The role of oral hygiene in head and neck cancer: results from International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO 2016 Aug; 27(8).
Boffetta P, Zeig-Owens R, Wallenstein S, Li J, Brackbill R, Cone J, Farfel M, Holden W, Lucchini R, Webber MP, Prezant D, Stellman SD. Cancer in World Trade Center responders: Findings from multiple cohorts and options for future study. American journal of industrial medicine 2016 Feb; 59(2).
Galarraga V, Boffetta P. Coffee Drinking and Risk of Lung Cancer-A Meta-Analysis. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2016 Jun; 25(6).
Aune D, Vatten LJ, Boffetta P. Tobacco smoking and the risk of gallbladder disease. European journal of epidemiology 2016 Feb;.
Hashim D, Boffetta P, La Vecchia C, Rota M, Bertuccio P, Malvezzi M, Negri E. The global decrease in cancer mortality: trends and disparities. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO 2016 May; 27(5).
Hashim D, Manczuk M, Holcombe R, Lucchini R, Boffetta P. Cancer mortality disparities among New York City's Upper Manhattan neighborhoods. European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP) 2016 Apr;.
Islami F, Liu Y, Jemal A, Zhou J, Weiderpass E, Colditz G, Boffetta P, Weiss M. Breastfeeding and breast cancer risk by receptor status--a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO 2015 Dec; 26(12).
Praud D, Rota M, Rehm J, Shield K, Zatoński W, Hashibe M, La Vecchia C, Boffetta P. Cancer incidence and mortality attributable to alcohol consumption. International journal of cancer 2016 Mar; 138(6).
Dankner R, Boffetta P, Balicer RD, Boker LK, Sadeh M, Berlin A, Olmer L, Goldfracht M, Freedman LS. Time-Dependent Risk of Cancer After a Diabetes Diagnosis in a Cohort of 2.3 Million Adults. American journal of epidemiology 2016 Jun; 183(12).
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Boffetta during 2018 and/or 2019. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- ENVIRON Global
- Eni S.p.A.
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