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prof. dr. E. (E) van der Wall

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prof. dr. E. (E) van der Wall
  • Strategic theme Cancer

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer

Biography

Biography

Elsken van der Wall (1960)  has studied medicine at the University of Utrecht and subsequently specialized in internal medicine at the University Medical Center of Utrecht.

In the Dutch Cancer Institute / Het Antoni van Leeuwenhoekhuis in Amsterdam she further specialized in medical oncology while performing research that resulted in her PhD degree on ‘high-dose chemotherapy in solid tumors’ in 1995. From 1995 till 2003 she held a position as medical oncologist at the department of medical oncology at the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam. During this time she spend 14 months as a basic scientist at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Institute at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) in Baltimore, USA . Following her stay at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Institute she became part-time associate professor at JHMI which position she still helds.

In 2003 she was appointed full professor of medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and head of the specialization program in internal medicine. In addition, she became member of the management team of the Division of Internal Medicine and Dermatology of the UMCU, responsible for research and education development within the Division. In 2005, she was appointed as distinguished professor of Utrecht University. In 2007 she left the specialization program in internal medicine and became head of the Cancer Center of the UMC Utrecht. As of 2018 she was appointend chair of the Strategic Program Cancer. Her out-patient clinical activities focus entirely on patients with breast cancer. Together with prof. dr. Paul van Diest, head of the Department of Pathology, she supervises the laboratory for breast cancer research at the UMC Utrecht. The focus of her scientific research is on breast carcinogenesis and she is co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Outside her regular work she holds various positions that, amongst others, include: member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Dutch Cancer Center Network and member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Cancer Foundation.. In 2010 she was knighted by former HRM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, for her contribution to increase breast cancer awareness. In 2015 she received the “Corrie Herman” award, a national award to honour female medical role-models. In 2019 she was awarded with the Supervisor ( promotor) of the Year 2019.

 

Side Activities

1999 - visiting professor at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Institute at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) in Baltimore, USA
2005 - Distinguished professor of Utrecht University
2013 - member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Dutch Cancer Center Network
2019 - member of the KWF Advisory Board
2019 - member of the Scientific Advisory Board PMC / UMC Utrecht

Fellowship and Awards

2010 - knighted by former HRM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, for her contribution to increase breast cancer awareness.

2014 - Corry Hermann Award – Annual Award by the Dutch Female Medical Professionals Association

Research-grants received for over 12 m euro’s, including  from the Dutch cancer Foundation, NWO and private funds.

2019 - PhD supervisor of the year of the Graduate School of Life Sciences of the UU

Research Output (233)

GP involvement after a cancer diagnosis; patients' call to improve decision support

Noteboom Eveline A, Perfors Ietje A A, May Anne M, Stegmann Mariken E, Duijts Saskia F A, Visserman Ella A, Vivian Engelen, Richel Carol, van der Wall Elsken, de Wit Niek, Helsper Charles W 8 dec 2020, In: BJGP Open. 5 , p. 1-10 10 p.

Variation in breast cancer grading:the effect of creating awareness through laboratory-specific and pathologist-specific feedback reports in 16 734 patients with breast cancer

van Dooijeweert Carmen, van Diest Paul J, Baas Inge O, van der Wall Elsken, Deckers Ivette A 1 dec 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Pathology. 73 , p. 793-799 7 p.

Phase I feasibility study of Magnetic Resonance guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound-induced hyperthermia, Lyso-Thermosensitive Liposomal Doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide in de novo stage IV breast cancer patients:study protocol of the i-GO study

de Maar Josanne S, Suelmann Britt B M, Braat Manon N G J A, van Diest P J, Vaessen H H B, Witkamp Arjen J, Linn S C, Moonen Chrit T W, van der Wall Elsken, Deckers Roel 26 nov 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10

The Physiological MicroRNA Landscape in Nipple Aspirate Fluid:Differences and Similarities with Breast Tissue, Breast Milk, Plasma and Serum

Patuleia Susana I S, van Gils Carla H, Oneto Cao Angie M, Bakker Marije F, van Diest Paul J, van der Wall Elsken, Moelans Cathy B 2 nov 2020, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 21 , p. 1-17 17 p.

Lessons Learned from Setting Up a Prospective, Longitudinal, Multicenter Study with Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

Patuleia Susana I S, Hagenaars Sophie C, Moelans Cathy B, Ausems Margreet G E M, van Gils Carla H, Tollenaar Rob A E M, van Diest Paul J, Mesker Wilma E, van der Wall Elsken 20 okt 2020, In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 30 , p. 441-449 9 p.

The effect of an e-learning module on grading variation of (pre)malignant breast lesions

van Dooijeweert Carmen, Deckers Ivette A.G., de Ruiter Emma J., ter Hoeve Natalie D., Vreuls Celien P.H., van der Wall Elsken, van Diest Paul J. 1 okt 2020, In: Modern Pathology. 33 , p. 1961-1967 7 p.

Grading variation in 2,934 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast:The effect of laboratory: The pathologist-specific feedback reports

van Dooijeweert Carmen, van Diest Paul J, Baas Inge O, van der Wall Elsken, Deckers Ivette A G 11 mei 2020, In: Diagnostic Pathology. 15 , p. 1-9

High-Dose Chemotherapy with Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Patients with High-Risk Breast Cancer and 4 or More Involved Axillary Lymph Nodes:20-Year Follow-up of a Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial

Steenbruggen Tessa G., Steggink Lars C., Seynaeve Caroline M., Van Der Hoeven Jacobus J.M., Hooning Maartje J., Jager Agnes, Konings Inge R., Kroep Judith R., Smit Wim M., Tjan-Heijnen Vivianne C.G., Van Der Wall Elsken, Bins Adriaan D., Linn Sabine C., Schaapveld Michael, Jacobse Judy N., Van Leeuwen Flora E., Schröder Carolien P., Van Tinteren Harm, De Vries Elisabeth G.E., Sonke Gabe S., Gietema Jourik A. apr 2020, In: JAMA Oncology. 6 , p. 528-534 7 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

Tumor Response After Neoadjuvant Magnetic Resonance Guided Single Ablative Dose Partial Breast Irradiation

Vasmel Jeanine E, Charaghvandi Ramona K, Houweling Antonetta C, Philippens Marielle EP, van Asselen Bram, Vreuls Celien PH, van Diest Paul J, van Leeuwen Am Gijs, van Gorp Joost, Witkamp Arjen J, Koelemij Ron, Doeksen Annemiek, Sier Maartje F, van Dalen Thijs, van der Wall Elsken, van Dam Iris, Veldhuis Wouter B, Kirby Anna M, Verkooijen Helena M, van den Bongard HJG Desiree 15 mrt 2020, In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 106 , p. 821-829 9 p.

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