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prof. dr. C.H. (Carla H.) van Gils Full Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

C.H. van Gils

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Research Programs

Biography

Carla van Gils obtained her degree in Biomedical Health Sciences (1994) and her PhD degree in Epidemiology at Nijmegen University (1998). In 1998 she received a fellowship from the Dutch Cancer Society in with which she worked as a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA in 1999 and 2000. From 2001 she works at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care. Since 2014 Carla van Gils is the coordinator of the Cancer Research program of the Julius Center, management team member of the Epidemiology department and board member of the UMC Utrecht Cancer Research program. In October 2017 she was appointed Professor in Clinical Epidemiology of Cancer.

Side Activities

    • Board member of the UMC Utrecht Cancer Research Program
    • Member of the Dutch Cancer Society Advisory Board
    • Chair of the Cancer Epidemiology Working Group of the Dutch Cancer Society
    • Member of Population Screening Act (WBO) committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad)
    • Methodological member IRB (Medisch Etische Toetsings Commissie) of UMC Utrecht
    • Member of Breast Cancer Working Group European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
    • Member of Prospect-EPIC steering committee
    • Active/Full member of American Association for Cancer Research
    • Member of the Dutch Association for Epidemiology (Vereniging voor Epidemiologie), Registration as Senior Epidemiologist (B) (SMBWO, 2001).

     

Fellowship and Awards

    1. 2009: Personal grant Dutch Cancer Society project ‘Early detection and prevention of breast cancer in women with dense breasts’
    2. 2009: Senior teacher of the year, Epidemiology department, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht
    3. 2007: Elisabeth Steyn Parvé personal development award (University Medical Center Utrecht). Two-year program to train and coach researchers in reaching academic top positions
    4. 1998: Epidemiological fellowship Dutch Cancer Society (1998) for proposal on gene-environment interactions in the etiology of cancer. This program included research projects in the Netherlands (6 months) and USA (1.5 years). Funding for a fellow (Van Gils, C.H.).

Research Output (176)

Nutrient-wide association study of 92 foods and nutrients and breast cancer risk

Heath Alicia K, Muller David C, van den Brandt Piet A, Papadimitriou Nikos, Critselis Elena, Gunter Marc, Vineis Paolo, Weiderpass Elisabete, Fagherazzi Guy, Boeing Heiner, Ferrari Pietro, Olsen Anja, Tjønneland Anne, Arveux Patrick, Boutron-Ruault Marie-Christine, Mancini Francesca Romana, Kühn Tilman, Turzanski-Fortner Renée, Schulze Matthias B, Karakatsani Anna, Thriskos Paschalis, Trichopoulou Antonia, Masala Giovanna, Contiero Paolo, Ricceri Fulvio, Panico Salvatore, Bueno-de-Mesquita Bas, Bakker Marije F, van Gils Carla H, Olsen Karina Standahl, Skeie Guri, Lasheras Cristina, Agudo Antonio, Rodríguez-Barranco Miguel, Sánchez Maria-José, Amiano Pilar, Chirlaque María-Dolores, Barricarte Aurelio, Drake Isabel, Ericson Ulrika, Johansson Ingegerd, Winkvist Anna, Key Tim, Freisling Heinz, His Mathilde, Huybrechts Inge, Christakoudi Sofia, Ellingjord-Dale Merete, Riboli Elio, Tsilidis Konstantinos K, Tzoulaki Ioanna 13 jan 2020, In: Breast Cancer Research. 22 12 p.

Adherence to the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research cancer prevention recommendations and risk of in situ breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort

Karavasiloglou Nena, Hüsing Anika, Masala Giovanna, van Gils Carla H, Turzanski Fortner Renée, Chang-Claude Jenny, Huybrechts Inge, Weiderpass Elisabete, Gunter Marc, Arveux Patrick, Fournier Agnès, Kvaskoff Marina, Tjønneland Anne, Kyrø Cecilie, Dahm Christina C, Vistisen Helene Tilma, Bakker Marije F, Sánchez Maria-Jose, Chirlaque López María Dolores, Santiuste Carmen, Ardanaz Eva, Menéndez Virginia, Agudo Antonio, Trichopoulou Antonia, Karakatsani Anna, La Vecchia Carlo, Peppa Eleni, Palli Domenico, Agnoli Claudia, Panico Salvatore, Tumino Rosario, Sacerdote Carlotta, Butt Salma Tunå, Borgquist Signe, Skeie Guri, Schulze Matthias, Key Timothy, Khaw Kay-Tee, Tsilidis Kostantinos K, Ellingjord-Dale Merete, Riboli Elio, Kaaks Rudolf, Dossus Laure, Rohrmann Sabine, Kühn Tilman 2 dec 2019, In: BMC Medicine. 17

Change in mammographic density across birth cohorts of Dutch breast cancer screening participants

Napolitano George, Lynge Elsebeth, Lillholm Martin, Vejborg Ilse, van Gils Carla H, Nielsen Mads, Karssemeijer Nico 1 dec 2019, In: International Journal of Cancer. 145 , p. 2954-2962 9 p.

Supplemental MRI Screening for Women with Extremely Dense Breast Tissue

Bakker Marije F, de Lange Stéphanie V, Pijnappel Ruud M, Mann Ritse M, Peeters Petra H M, Monninkhof Evelyn M, Emaus Marleen J, Loo Claudette E, Bisschops Robertus H C, Lobbes Marc B I, de Jong Matthijn D F, Duvivier Katya M, Veltman Jeroen, Karssemeijer Nico, de Koning Harry J, van Diest Paul J, Mali Willem P T M, van den Bosch Maurice A A J, Veldhuis Wouter B, van Gils Carla H, 28 nov 2019, In: The New England journal of medicine. 381 , p. 2091-2102 12 p.

Prospective analysis of circulating metabolites and breast cancer in EPIC

His Mathilde, Viallon Vivian, Dossus Laure, Gicquiau Audrey, Achaintre David, Scalbert Augustin, Ferrari Pietro, Romieu Isabelle, Onland-Moret N Charlotte, Weiderpass Elisabete, Dahm Christina C, Overvad Kim, Olsen Anja, Tjønneland Anne, Fournier Agnès, Rothwell Joseph A, Severi Gianluca, Kühn Tilman, Fortner Renée T, Boeing Heiner, Trichopoulou Antonia, Karakatsani Anna, Martimianaki Georgia, Masala Giovanna, Sieri Sabina, Tumino Rosario, Vineis Paolo, Panico Salvatore, van Gils Carla H, Nøst Therese H, Sandanger Torkjel M, Skeie Guri, Quirós J Ramón, Agudo Antonio, Sánchez Maria-Jose, Amiano Pilar, Huerta José María, Ardanaz Eva, Schmidt Julie A, Travis Ruth C, Riboli Elio, Tsilidis Konstantinos K, Christakoudi Sofia, Gunter Marc J, Rinaldi Sabina 24 sep 2019, In: BMC Medicine. 17

Antibody Responses to Fusobacterium nucleatum Proteins in Prediagnostic Blood Samples are not Associated with Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

Butt Julia, Jenab Mazda, Pawlita Michael, Overvad Kim, Tjonneland Anne, Olsen Anja, Boutron-Ruault Marie-Christine, Carbonnel Franck, Mancini Francesca Romana, Kaaks Rudolf, Kühn Tilman, Boeing Heiner, Trichopoulou Antonia, Karakatsani Anna, Palli Domenico, Pala Valeria Maria, Tumino Rosario, Sacerdote Carlotta, Panico Salvatore, Bueno-de-Mesquita Bas, van Gils Carla H, Vermeulen Roel C H, Weiderpass Elisabete, Quirós José Ramón, Duell Eric Jeffrey, Sánchez Maria-Jose, Dorronsoro Miren, Huerta José María, Ardanaz Eva, Van Guelpen Bethany, Harlid Sophia, Perez-Cornago Aurora, Gunter Marc J, Murphy Neil, Freisling Heinz, Aune Dagfinn, Waterboer Tim, Hughes David J sep 2019, In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 28 , p. 1552-1555 4 p.

High levels of C-reactive protein are associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer:Results from the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium

Peres Lauren C, Mallen Adrianne R, Townsend Mary K, Poole Elizabeth M, Trabert Britton, Allen Naomi E, Arslan Alan A, Dossus Laure, Fortner Renée T, Gram Inger T, Hartge Patricia, Idahl Annika, Kaaks Rudolf, Kvaskoff Marina, Magiocco Anthony, Merritt Melissa A, Quirós J Ramón, Tjonneland Anne, Trichopoulou Antonia, Tumino Rosario, van Gils Carla, Visvanathan Kala, Wentzensen Nicolas, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte Anne, Tworoger Shelley S 28 aug 2019, In: Cancer Research. 79 , p. 5442-5451 10 p.

Reproductive and lifestyle factors and circulating sRANKL and OPG concentrations in women:Results from the EPIC cohort

Sarink Danja, Yang Jiaxi, Johnson Theron, Chang-Claude Jenny, Overvad Kim, Olsen Anja, Tjonneland Anne, Fournier Agnes, Kvaskoff Marina, Romana Mancini Francesca, Boeing Heiner, Trichopoulou Antonia, Karakatsani Anna, Valanou Elissavet, Agnoli Claudia, Sacerdote Carlotta, Masala Giovanna, Mattiello Amalia, Tunino Rosario, van Gils Carla H, Skeie Guri, Gram Inger T, Weiderpass Elisabete, Lujan-Barroso Leila, Petrova Dafina, Santiuste Carmen, Quirós J Ramón, Barricarte Aurelio, Amiano Pilar, Travis Ruth C, Gunter Marc J, Dossus Laure, Christakoudi Sofia, Kaaks Rudolf, Fortner Renée T 10 jul 2019, In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 28 , p. 1746-1754 9 p.

Breast Edema Following Breast-Conserving Surgery and Radiotherapy:Patient-Reported Prevalence, Determinants, and Effect on Health-Related Quality of Life

Young-Afat Danny A, Gregorowitsch Madelijn L, van den Bongard Desirée H, Burgmans Ine, van der Pol Carmen C, Witkamp Arjen J, Bijlsma Rhodé M, Koelemij Ron, Schoenmaeckers Ernst J, Jonasse Yvette, van Gils Carla H, Verkooijen Helena M jun 2019, In: JNCI cancer spectrum. 3

Socioeconomic Effect of Education on Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Western Europe:An Update on the EPIC Cohorts Study

Cirera Lluís, Huerta José María, Chirlaque María Dolores, Overvad Kim, Lindström Martin, Regnér Sara, Tjønneland Anne, Boutron-Ruault Marie-Christine, Rebours Vinciane, Fagherazzi Guy, Katzke Verena A, Boeing Heiner, Peppa Eleni, Trichopoulou Antonia, Valanou Elissavet, Palli Domenico, Grioni Sara, Panico Salvatore, Tumino Rosario, Ricceri Fulvio, van Gils Carla, Vermeulen Roel C H, Skeie Guri, Braaten Tonje, Weiderpass Elisabete, Merino Susana, Sánchez María José, Larrañaga Nerea, Ardanaz Eva, Sund Malin, Khaw Kay-Tee, Key Timothy J, Jenab Mazda, Naudin Sabine, Murphy Neil, Aune Dagfinn, Ward Heather, Riboli Elio, Bueno-de-Mesquita Bas, Navarro Carmen, Duell Eric J jun 2019, In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 28 , p. 1089-1092 4 p.

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