Dr. S Yousuf Zafar Talks About BMI and Survival Rates in Colorectal Cancer Patients

October 16, 2015

Dr. S. Yousuf Zafar talks about the association between the body mass index of patients who are starting treatment for colorectal cancer and both the progression free survival and overall survival.

S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke Cancer Institute, talks about the association between the body mass index (BMI) of patients who are starting treatment for colorectal cancer and both the progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS).

Zafar says that while there was no link to be drawn between PFS and BMI in those patients, there was a connection between higher BMI and a better OS rate.