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Thanks to scientific research there are more and more cancer survivors. Our research program focuses on the treatment of breast cancer.
About the program
The research program Cancer interfaces with the strategic program Personalized Cancer Care of UMC Utrecht. We focus primarily on:
- Causes of breast cancer and other hormonal tumors, emphasizing genes, hormones, nutrition and physical activity.
- Screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer
- Convalescence of breast cancer patients.
A lot of our research is based on data and biological material from two large-scale cohorts: DOM and EPIC-NL. The latter is a merger of the Dutch cohorts Prospect-EPIC and Morgen-EPIC that are part of the ‘European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition’ (EPIC).
We also work in close collaboration with other divisions and departments of UMC Utrecht, such as Imaging, Internal Medicine, Pathology and Biomedical Genetics.
Coordinator and senior researchers
Coordinator of the research program: Prof. Dr Carla van Gils.
Senior researchers of the program: Frederieke van der Baan, Marije Bakker, Sjoerd Elias, Carla van Gils, Everlien de Graaf, Charles Helsper, Marijke Kars, Anne May, Evelyn Monninkhof, Petra Peeters, Saskia Teunissen and Niek de Wit.
Studies and PhD research
Studies and cohorts of the research program Cancer