Last updated on: 1/21/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Mario Cazzola, MD Biography

Title:
Editor-in-Chief of Haematologica/Journal of Hematology
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Unfortunately rHuEpo [recombinant human erythropoietin] is intricately intertwined with the endless plague of blood doping in endurance sports. The available information (rumors) indicates that its use is reaching epidemic proportions…

It is unlikely that the objective of deterring blood doping will be achieved if only a few good Samaritans pursue it. We would like to see authorities and pharmaceutical companies themselves more committed to this task.”

“Erythropoietin Therapy: Need for Rationality and Active Surveillance,” Haematologica, June 6, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor-in-Chief, Haematologica/Journal of Hematology
  • Associate Professor of Hematology, University of Pavia Medical School, 1984-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Societa Italiana di Ematologia Sperimentale [Italian Society of Experimental Hematology] (SIES)
  • Acting physician, Division of Hematology, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Policlinico San Matteo (Pavia, Italy)
  • Head of the Anemia Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Therapy, Section of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo
  • Head of the Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Therapy, Section of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo
  • Board Certification, Internal Medicine, University of Pavia Medical School, 1979
  • Board certification, Hematology, University of Pavia Medical School, 1975
Education:
  • MD, summa cum laude, University of Pavia Medical School, 1972
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should "Blood Doping" and Erythropoietin (EPO) Use Be Accepted in Sports?