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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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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 (132)

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.

Application of Nipple Aspirate Fluid miRNA Profiles for Early Breast Cancer Detection and Management

Moelans Cathy B, Patuleia Susana I S, van Gils Carla H, van der Wall Elsken, van Diest Paul J 2 nov 2019, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 20

Knowledge-based and deep learning-based automated chest wall segmentation in magnetic resonance images of extremely dense breasts

Verburg Erik, Wolterink Jelmer M., de Waard Stephanie N., Išgum Ivana, van Gils Carla H., Veldhuis Wouter B., Gilhuijs Kenneth G.A. 1 okt 2019, In: Medical Physics. 46 , p. 4405-4416 12 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.

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.

Blood pressure and risk of cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition

Christakoudi Sofia, Kakourou Artemisia, Markozannes Georgios, Tzoulaki Ioanna, Weiderpass Elisabete, Brennan Paul, Gunter Marc, Dahm Christina C, Overvad Kim, Olsen Anja, Tjønneland Anne, Boutron-Ruault Marie-Christine, Madika Anne-Laure, Severi Gianluca, Katzke Verena, Kühn Tilman, Bergmann Manuela M, Boeing Heiner, Karakatsani Anna, Martimianaki Georgia, Thriskos Paschalis, Masala Giovanna, Sieri Sabina, Panico Salvatore, Tumino Rosario, Ricceri Fulvio, Agudo Antonio, Redondo-Sánchez Daniel, Colorado-Yohar Sandra M, Mokoroa Olatz, Melander Olle, Stocks Tanja, Häggström Christel, Harlid Sophia, Bueno-de-Mesquita Bas, van Gils Carla H, Vermeulen Roel C H, Khaw Kay-Tee, Wareham Nicholas J, Tong Tammy Y N, Freisling Heinz, Johansson Mattias, Lennon Hannah, Aune Dagfinn, Riboli Elio, Trichopoulos Dimitrios, Trichopoulou Antonia, Tsilidis Konstantinos K 18 jul 2019, In: International Journal of Cancer. 146 , p. 2680-2693 14 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.

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