Nutrition and cancer

The Diet and Cancer research group is part of the Division of Human Nutrition and Health of Wageningen University. The research group was formed in 2008 and is led by professor Ellen Kampman. The ultimate goal of our research is to decrease the risk of cancer and to improve the health of those with cancer through better nutrition.

Starting from the initial years, our research focusses on the role of diet and other lifestyle factors in the development of cancer. In recent years, the focus extended towards the role of diet, body composition, other lifestyle factors and diet-gene interactions during and after cancer treatment. We are a multidisciplinary team, including epidemiologists, nutritionists and (medical) biologists. We conduct observational epidemiological studies as well as human experimental studies.

In 2014, we organized the BSc/MSc course Diet and Cancer at Wageningen University for the first time. Also, for the second time, we organized an international Master class on diet in cancer prevention and survival for PhD students and postdocs in collaboration with Graduate School VLAG and the World Cancer Research Fund.

Currently, several studies are ongoing, led and coordinated by the Diet and Cancer research group. Click on one of the key projects to read more about these studies.

Key publications