The Diet and Cancer research group is part of the Division of Human Nutrition of the Wageningen University. The research group was formed in 2008 and is led by professor Ellen Kampman. During the initial years, research was mainly focused on the role of diet in the development of cancer. In recent years, the focus has shifted more towards the role of diet during and after cancer treatment. We thereby focus on diet, body composition, and diet-gene interactions. 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 “Nutrition 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 VLAG graduate schooland the World Cancer Research Fund.