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

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

P.H.M. Peeters


Research Programs


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 ( https://www.epicnl.eu/ ) 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. 

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Research Output (731)

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.

Potential for Reducing Time to Referral for Colorectal Cancer Patients in Primary Care

van Erp Nicole F, Helsper Charles W, Olyhoek Saskia M, Janssen Ramon R T, Winsveen Amber, Peeters Petra H M, de Wit Niek J 1 sep 2019, In: Annals of Family Medicine. 17 , p. 419-427 9 p.

The Trials within Cohorts design faced methodological advantages and disadvantages in the exercise oncology setting

Gal Roxanne, Monninkhof Evelyn M, van Gils Carla H, Groenwold Rolf H H, van den Bongard Desirée H J G, Peeters Petra H M, Verkooijen Helena M, May Anne M sep 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 113 , p. 137-146 10 p.

Mediterranean diet adherence and risk of esophageal and gastric cancer subtypes in the Netherlands Cohort Study

Schulpen Maya, Peeters Petra H., van den Brandt Piet A. 12 jul 2019, In: Gastric Cancer. 22 , p. 663-674 12 p.

Heterogeneity of Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors by Anatomical Subsite in 10 European Countries:A Multinational Cohort Study

Murphy Neil, Ward Heather A., Jenab Mazda, Rothwell Joseph A., Boutron-Ruault Marie Christine, Carbonnel Franck, Kvaskoff Marina, Kaaks Rudolf, Kühn Tilman, Boeing Heiner, Aleksandrova Krasimira, Weiderpass Elisabete, Skeie Guri, Borch Kristin Benjaminsen, Tjønneland Anne, Kyrø Cecilie, Overvad Kim, Dahm Christina C., Jakszyn Paula, Sánchez Maria Jose, Gil Leire, Huerta José M., Barricarte Aurelio, Quirós J. Ramón, Khaw Kay Tee, Wareham Nick, Bradbury Kathryn E., Trichopoulou Antonia, La Vecchia Carlo, Karakatsani Anna, Palli Domenico, Grioni Sara, Tumino Rosario, Fasanelli Francesca, Panico Salvatore, Bueno-de-Mesquita Bas, Peeters Petra H., Gylling Björn, Myte Robin, Jirström Karin, Berntsson Jonna, Xue Xiaonan, Riboli Elio, Cross Amanda J., Gunter Marc J. 1 jun 2019, In: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 17 , p. 1323-1331.e6

Factors Contributing to Cancer-Related Muscle Wasting During First-Line Systemic Treatment for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Derksen Jeroen W G, Kurk Sophie A, Oskam Marieke J, Peeters Petra H M, Punt Cornelis J A, Koopman Miriam, May Anne M jun 2019, In: JNCI cancer spectrum. 3

Skeletal muscle mass loss and dose-limiting toxicities in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Kurk Sophie, Peeters Petra, Stellato Rebecca, Dorresteijn B, de Jong Pim, Jourdan Marion, Creemers Geert-Jan, Erdkamp Frans, de Jongh Felix, Kint Peter, Simkens Lieke, Tanis Bea, Tjin-A-Ton Manuel, Van Der Velden Ankie, Punt Cornelis, Koopman Miriam, May Anne 15 mei 2019, In: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 10 , p. 803-813 11 p.

Physical activity levels of women with breast cancer during and after treatment, a comparison with the Dutch female population

Gal R., Monninkhof E. M., Peeters P. H.M., van Gils C. H., van den Bongard D. H.J.G., Wendel-Vos G. C.W., Zuithoff N. P.A., Verkooijen H. M., May A. M. 4 mei 2019, In: Acta Oncologica. 58 , p. 673-681 9 p.

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