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Dutch Cancer Epidemiology Group (DCEG)


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.

Research related
  • 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).

Education related
  • 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.

Infrastructure related
  • 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.

Prof. Dr. L.A. (Bart) Kiemeney
Radboud university medical center

Chair of the Dept. for Health Evidence

+31 (0)24 3613745
+31 (0)24 8186805

Dr. V. (Vera) Wesselink
University & Research, AFSG – Human Nutrition and Health
Postdoctoral Researcher Nutrition and Cander

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