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

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

Full Professor
prof. dr. C.H. (Carla H.) van Gils
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer

Biography

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. From 2014 - June 2021 Carla van Gils was 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. Since June 2021 she combines her professorship with a position as director of the Dutch Cancer Society

Side Activities

  • Director of Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding)
  • Board member Gezondheidsfondsen voor Rookvrij (GvRV)
  • Member Sounding Board Oncode-PACT
  • Member of Breast Cancer Working Group European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Epidemiology (Vereniging voor Epidemiologie), Registration as Senior Epidemiologist (B) (SMBWO, 2001).
  • Consultant Bayer (February 2020 - June 2021)

 

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 (283)

Population-based estimates of overtreatment with adjuvant systemic therapy in early breast cancer patients with data from the Netherlands and the USA

Ragusi M.A.A., van der Velden B.H.M., van Maaren M.C., van der Wall E., van Gils C. H., Pijnappel R. M., Gilhuijs K.G.A., Elias S.G. 2022, In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 193 , p. 161-173 13 p.

Cost-Effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening for Women With Extremely Dense Breast Tissue

Geuzinge H Amarens, Bakker Marije F, Heijnsdijk Eveline A M, van Ravesteyn Nicolien T, Veldhuis Wouter B, Pijnappel Ruud M, de Lange Stéphanie V, Emaus Marleen J, Mann Ritse M, Monninkhof Evelyn M, de Koekkoek-Doll Petra K, van Gils Carla H, de Koning Harry J, 2 Nov 2021, In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 113 , p. 1476-1483 8 p.

Reducing false-positive screening MRI rate in women with extremely dense breasts using prediction models based on data from the DENSE trial

den Dekker Bianca M., Bakker Marije F., de Lange Stéphanie V., Veldhuis Wouter B., van Diest Paul J., Duvivier Katya M., Lobbes Marc B.I., Loo Claudette E., Mann Ritse M., Monninkhof Evelyn M., Veltman Jeroen, Pijnappel Ruud M., van Gils Carla H. Nov 2021, In: Radiology. 301 , p. 283-292 10 p.

Deep Learning for Automated Triaging of 4581 Breast MRI Examinations from the DENSE Trial

Verburg Erik, van Gils Carla H, van der Velden Bas H M, Bakker Marije F, Pijnappel Ruud M, Veldhuis Wouter B, Gilhuijs Kenneth G A 5 Oct 2021, In: Radiology. 302 , p. 29-36 8 p.

Impact of the suspension and restart of the Dutch breast cancer screening program on breast cancer incidence and stage during the COVID-19 pandemic

Eijkelboom Anouk H, de Munck Linda, Lobbes Marc B I, van Gils Carla H, Wesseling Jelle, Westenend Pieter J, Guerrero Paez Cristina, Pijnappel Ruud M, Verkooijen Helena M, Broeders Mireille J M, Siesling Sabine, Oct 2021, In: Preventive Medicine. 151 , p. 1-10 10 p.

Effects of exercise in breast cancer patients:implications of the trials within cohorts (TwiCs) design in the UMBRELLA Fit trial

Gal Roxanne, Monninkhof Evelyn M, van Gils Carla H, Groenwold Rolf H H, Elias Sjoerd G, van den Bongard Desirée H J G, Peeters Petra H M, Verkooijen Helena M, May Anne M 24 Aug 2021, In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 190 , p. 89-101 13 p.

High discordance rate in assessing sentinel node positivity in cutaneous melanoma:Expert review may reduce unjustified adjuvant treatment

El Sharouni Mary-Ann, Laeijendecker Annelien E, Suijkerbuijk Karijn Pm, Witkamp Arjen J, Sigurdsson Vigfús, van Diest Paul J, van Gils Carla H, Blokx Willeke Am May 2021, In: European Journal of Cancer. 149 , p. 105-113 9 p.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diagnosis, stage, and initial treatment of breast cancer in the Netherlands:a population-based study

Eijkelboom Anouk H., de Munck Linda, Vrancken Peeters Marie Jeanne T.F.D., Broeders Mireille J.M., Strobbe Luc J.A., Bos Monique E.M.M., Schmidt Marjanka K., Guerrero Paez Cristina, Smidt Marjolein L., Bessems Maud, Verloop Janneke, Linn Sabine, Lobbes Marc B.I., Honkoop Aafke H., van den Bongard Desirée H.J.G., Westenend Pieter J., Wesseling Jelle, Menke-van der Houven van Oordt C. Willemien, Tjan-Heijnen Vivianne C.G., Siesling Sabine, van Hoeve Jolanda C., Merkx Matthias A.W., de Wit Niek J., Dingemans Irene, Nagtegaal Iris D., Wilbrink A., van Gils Carla H., van Weert Henk C.P.M., Verheij Marcel, Luiten Ernest J.T., van Leeuwen-Stok A. Elise, Jager Agnes, Koppert Linetta B., Hooning Maartje J., Boersma Liesbeth J., Schröder Carolien P., Verkooijen Helena M., van Rossum-Schornagel Quirine C., van der Velde Susanne, Manten-Horst Eveliene, van Ravensteyn Nicolien T., Korevaar Joke C., Siemerink Ester J.M., van Dalen Thijs, van der Velden Annette W.G., Mureau Marc A.M., 17 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Hematology and Oncology. 14 , p. 1-12

High discordance rate in assessing sentinel node positivity in cutaneous melanoma:Expert review may reduce unjustified adjuvant treatment

El Sharouni Mary Ann, Laeijendecker Annelien E., Suijkerbuijk Karijn PM, Witkamp Arjen J., Sigurdsson Vigfús, van Diest Paul J., van Gils Carla H., Blokx Willeke AM 10 Apr 2021, In: European Journal of Cancer. 149 , p. 105-113 9 p.

Supplemental Breast MRI for Women with Extremely Dense Breasts:Results of the Second Screening Round of the DENSE Trial

Veenhuizen Stefanie G A, de Lange Stéphanie V, Bakker Marije F, Pijnappel Ruud M, Mann Ritse M, Monninkhof Evelyn M, Emaus Marleen J, de Koekkoek-Doll Petra K, 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, van Gils Carla H, Veldhuis Wouter B, 16 Mar 2021, In: Radiology. 299 , p. 278-286 9 p.

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