The Primary Prevention of Colorectal Cancer


Portrait of Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D.Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D.
Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
Associate Epidemiologist, Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Edward Giovannucci graduated from Harvard University in 1980, and received a medical degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1984. He did his residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Connecticut, and then completed a doctoral degree in epidemiology from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) in 1992. Currently, he is a Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology at HSPH. Over the past several decades, Dr. Giovannucci’s work has been based largely in the Nurses’ Health Study I & II and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. His research focuses on how nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle factors relate to various malignancies, especially those of the colorectum, other gastrointestinal cancers, and prostate cancer. A specific interest has been understanding etiologic mechanisms underlying the relation between nutritional factors and cancer. He serves on the expert panel member for the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute of Cancer Research.

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