Association between body mass index and mortality for colorectal cancer survivors: overall and by tumor molecular phenotype.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 24, Issue 8, p.1229-38 (2015)

Keywords:

Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Epidemiology Core Facility

Abstract:

Microsatellite instability (MSI) and BRAF-mutation status are associated with colorectal cancer survival whereas the role of body mass index (BMI) is less clear. We evaluated the association between BMI and colorectal cancer survival, overall and by strata of MSI, BRAF-mutation, sex, and other factors.