BEYOND cancer: using big data to identify opportunities for cardiovascular disease prevention after cancer

Year of award: 2015


  • Dr Krishnan Bhaskaran

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Project summary

Krishnan is a statistical epidemiologist interested in harnessing large-scale electronic healthcare data to answer questions about causes and consequences of cancer. There are more than 2 million cancer survivors in the UK and tens of millions worldwide. The long-term cardiovascular health of these individuals is of concern, given potential cardiotoxicities of cancer treatments. Krishnan aims to bring together multiple 'big data' sources containing information on cancer diagnoses and treatments and long-term health outcomes. He will quantify excess risks of cardiovascular diseases among cancer survivors, develop prediction tools to identify those at highest risk, and investigate opportunities for better use of preventative therapies.