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

Full Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

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

Research Programs

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 (256)

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 15 mei 2020, In: International Journal of Cancer. 146 , p. 2680-2693 14 p.

Anti-Müllerian hormone levels and risk of cancer:A systematic review

Verdiesen Renée M.G., van Gils Carla H., van der Schouw Yvonne T., Onland-Moret N. Charlotte mei 2020, In: Maturitas. 135 , p. 53-67 15 p.

MRI screening in women with dense breasts

Bakker Marije F, de Lange Stéphanie V, van Gils Carla H 26 mrt 2020, In: The New England journal of medicine. 382 , p. 1282-1284 3 p.

Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening of Women With Extremely Dense Breasts to Reduce False-Positive Diagnoses

Verburg Erik, van Gils Carla H, Bakker Marije F, Viergever Max A, Pijnappel Ruud M, Veldhuis Wouter B, Gilhuijs Kenneth G A 6 mrt 2020, In: Investigative Radiology. 55 , p. 438-444 7 p.

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.

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.

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.

All Research Output (256)