During the bachelor program Nutrition and Health (Wageningen University), I was introduced to the field of epidemiology and this triggered me to pursue a career in the field of epidemiological research. Subsequently, I studied the 2-year research master program Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology at the University of Groningen. During this program, I conducted a 12-month research project on the relationships between preoperative vitamin B12 and folic acid status and postoperative cognitive dysfunction in elderly cancer patients. This study was conducted within an observational cohort study (PICNIC) at the department of surgery at the University of Groningen. This research project made me very enthusiastic to continue in the field of cancer epidemiology!
In September 2014 I started as a PhD-student at the Julius Center and Imaging Division.
Interests and Focus
Looking beyond the breast: non-breast cancer related death and treatment induced morbidity in breast cancer patients in Europe and Asia in order to ultimately provide genuine personalized treatment for breast cancer.
Co-promotores: Doctor C.H. (Carla) van Gils (Julius Center, Epidemiology) and Doctor H.M. (Lenny) Verkooijen (Imaging Division, Epidemiology)