prof. dr. P.H.M. (Petra H.M.) Peeters

Full Professor
prof. dr. P.H.M. (Petra H.M.) Peeters
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



Currently, Petra HM Peeters is professor of chronic disease epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (University Medical Center Utrecht, UMCU, Utrecht, The Netherlands). She was also appointed at the department Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School of Public Health (Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK, 2007 to 2017).

She finished Medical School (Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands, 1984) and obtained her PhD in medicine at Nijmegen University (1984-89, thesis: side effects of breast cancer screening). Subsequently she became associate professor of clinical epidemiology at the Julius Center. (1989 to 2009) She started one of the two Dutch cohort studies participating in the international EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition ( ) study and was an EPIC Steering Committee member(1991 to 2017). She is a member of the Dutch Epidemiology Society (VvE, 1990 to date). She is a senior teacher in several (inter)national epidemiology courses. She co-authored over 800 papers, mostly related to cancer and lifestyle; and the early detection of breast cancer. 

Research Output (880)

Time to diagnosis of symptomatic gastric and oesophageal cancer in the Netherlands:Where is the room for improvement?

van Erp N. F., Helsper C. W., Slottje P., Brandenbarg D., Büchner F. L., van Asselt K. M., Muris J. W.M., Kortekaas M. F., Peeters P. H.M., de Wit N. J. jun 2020, In: United European Gastroenterology Journal. 8 , p. 607-620 14 p.

Sneller verwijzen bij darmkanker

van Erp Nicole, Helsper Charles, Olyhoek Saskia, Janssen Ramon, Winsveen Amber, Peeters Petra, de Wit N. J. 4 apr 2020, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 63 , p. 14-17 4 p.

Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in breast and colon cancer survivors 4 years after participation in a randomized controlled exercise trial (PACT study)

Hiensch Anouk E, Peeters Petra H M, Jansen Marijke, van der Wall Elsken, Backx Frank J G, Velthuis Miranda J, May Anne M apr 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15

Meerwaarde van MRI-screening bij zeer dicht borstweefsel in het bevolkingsonderzoek borstkanker

de Lange Stéphanie V., Bakker Marije F., 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 Mathijn 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. apr 2020, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 164 10 p.

The association between changes in muscle mass and quality of life in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Derksen Jeroen W G, Kurk Sophie A, Peeters Petra H M, Dorresteijn Bram, Jourdan Marion, van der Velden Ankie M T, Nieboer Peter, de Jong Robert S, Honkoop Aafke H, Punt Cornelis J A, Koopman Miriam, May Anne M 27 feb 2020, In: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 11 , p. 919-928 10 p.

Loss of skeletal muscle index and survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer:Secondary analysis of the phase 3 CAIRO3 trial

Kurk Sophie A, Peeters Petra H M, Dorresteijn Bram, de Jong Pim A, Jourdan Marion, Creemers Geert-Jan M, Erdkamp Frans L G, de Jongh Felix E, Kint Peter A M, Poppema Boelo J, Radema Sandra A, Simkens Lieke H J, Tanis Bea C, Tjin-A-Ton Manuel L R, Van Der Velden Ankie, Punt Cornelis J A, Koopman Miriam, May Anne M 18 dec 2019, In: Cancer Medicine. 9 , p. 1033-1043 11 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.

One-carbon metabolism biomarkers and risk of urothelial cell carcinoma in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition

Vrieling Alina, Bueno-De-Mesquita H. Bas, Ros Martine M., Kampman Ellen, Aben Katja K., Büchner Frederike L., Jansen Eugène H., Roswall Nina, Tjønneland Anne, Boutron-Ruault Marie Christine, Cadeau Claire, Chang-Claude Jenny, Kaaks Rudolf, Weikert Steffen, Boeing Heiner, Trichopoulou Antonia, Lagiou Pagona, Trichopoulos Dimitrios, Sieri Sabina, Palli Domenico, Panico Salvatore, Peeters Petra H., Weiderpass Elisabete, Skeie Guri, Jakszyn Paula, Chirlaque María Dolores, Ardanaz Eva, Sánchez María José, Ehrnström Roy, Malm Johan, Ljungberg Börje, Khaw Kay Tee, Wareham Nick J., Brennan Paul, Johansson Mattias, Riboli Elio, Kiemeney Lambertus A. 1 nov 2019, In: International Journal of Cancer. 145 , p. 2349-2359 11 p.

Trajectory of body mass and skeletal muscle indices and disease progression in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Kurk Sophie A, Stellato Rebecca K, Peeters Petra H M, Dorresteijn Bram, Jourdan Marion, Oskam Marieke J, Punt Cornelis J A, Koopman Miriam, May Anne M 12 sep 2019, In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 110 , p. 1395-1403 9 p.

Moderators of Exercise Effects on Cancer-related Fatigue:A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data

van Vulpen Jonna K, Sweegers Maike G, Peeters Petra H M, Courneya Kerry S, Newton Robert U, Aaronson Neil K, Jacobsen Paul B, Galvão Daniel A, Chinapaw Mai J, Steindorf Karen, Irwin Melinda L, Stuiver Martijn M, Hayes Sandi, Griffith Kathleen A, Mesters Ilse, Knoop Hans, Goedendorp Martine M, Mutrie Nanette, Daley Amanda J, McConnachie Alex, Bohus Martin, Thorsen Lene, Schulz Karl-Heinz, Short Camille E, James Erica L, Plotnikoff Ronald C, Schmidt Martina E, Ulrich Cornelia M, van Beurden Marc, Oldenburg Hester S, Sonke Gabe S, van Harten Wim H, Schmitz Kathryn H, Winters-Stone Kerri M, Velthuis Miranda J, Taaffe Dennis R, van Mechelen Willem, Kersten Marie José, Nollet Frans, Wenzel Jennifer, Wiskemann Joachim, Verdonck-de Leeuw Irma M, Brug Johannes, May Anne M, Buffart Laurien M 12 sep 2019, In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 52 , p. 303-314 12 p.

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