The Nutrition and Cancer research group is part of the Chair of Nutrition and Disease 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.
Yearly, we organize the MSc-course Nutrition and Cancer at Wageningen University. In October 2018, the Massive Open Online Course on Nutrition and Cancer was launched. This course is specifically provided for health professionals. In 2019, for the third time, we organized an international Masterclass on Nutrition and Cancer 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 Nutrition and Cancer research group. Click on one of the key projects to read more about these studies.
Body composition is associated with risk of toxicity-induced modifications of treatment in women with stage I–IIIB breast cancer receiving chemotherapyBreast Cancer Research and Treatment 173 (2019)2. - ISSN 0167-6806 - p. 475 - 481.
Association of Habitual Preoperative Dietary Fiber Intake with Complications after Colorectal Cancer SurgeryJAMA Surgery 156 (2021)9. - ISSN 2168-6254
Body composition and its association with fatigue in the first 2 years after colorectal cancer diagnosisJournal of Cancer Survivorship 15 (2021)4. - ISSN 1932-2259 - p. 597 - 606.
Sufficient 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels 2 Years after Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis are Associated with a Lower Risk of All-cause MortalityCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 30 (2021)4. - ISSN 1055-9965 - p. 765 - 773.
Lifestyle after colorectal cancer diagnosis in relation to recurrence and all-cause mortalityAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition 113 (2021)6. - ISSN 0002-9165 - p. 1447 - 1457.
Associations of Height with the Risks of Colorectal and Endometrial Cancer in Persons with Lynch SyndromeAmerican Journal of Epidemiology 190 (2020)2. - ISSN 0002-9262 - p. 230 - 238.
Circulating folate and folic acid concentrations : Associations with colorectal cancer recurrence and survivalJNCI Cancer Spectrum 4 (2020)5. - ISSN 2515-5091