Dutch Cancer Epidemiology Group (DCEG), a working group of the VvE
Name: Prof. Dr. L.A. (Bart) Kiemeney
Institute: Radboud university medical center, Dept. for Health Evidence
Position: Chair of the Dept. for Health Evidence
Phone number: +31 (0)24 3613745, +31 (0)24 8186805
Name: Dr. H.W.G. (Jeroen) Derksen
Institute: University Medical Center Utrecht, Div. Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Dept. of Cancer Epidemiology
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Phone number: +31 (0)6 31118185
Uniting Cancer Epidemiologists, and join forces to stimulate interaction, increase mutual transparency in grant acquisition and local science policy, provide training, and facilitate peer-review and collaboration to improve (research into) cancer prevention, control and survivorship.
- Increase the number of successful grant applications through mutual review of draft applications.
- Stimulate transparency in grant acquisition and creation of national grant programs with common research aims without mutual competition (e.g. NWA, KWF).
- Position our community of epidemiologists working in the field of cancer research in the Netherlands and increase global visibility.
- Strengthen the network and community of Cancer Epidemiologists by inspiring each other through informal visitations of our institutes, excursions, (international) presentations, joined grant proposals and peer-review opportunities.
- Exchange experiences with, for example, the use of certain registers, trusted third parties, foreign grant possibilities, as well as foreign partners.
- Represent the field of Cancer Epidemiology for policy advice, advocacy, media and funding agencies in the field of e.g. infrastructure and regulations.
- Facilitate inter-institutional internship programs for Epidemiology students.
- Develop inventory of training needs and possibilities to connect with research groups to develop educational content or facilitate courses as guest lectures.
- Develop layman’s knowledge modules for journalist and other stakeholders to increase distinction between fake and real news and improve knowledge dissemination.