Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Renate Winkels, PhD

Renate Winkels, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
ruw89@psu.edu
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Research Interests

Dr. Renate Winkels focuses on how diet and physical activity can work together to optimize benefits for cancer patients, with cancer treatment outcomes, prognosis, quality of life and survival as outcomes. 

  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Drug Therapy
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Survivors
  • Life Style
  • Cohort Studies
  • Exercise
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Quality of Life
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms

Recent Publications

2019

De Kruif, JTCM, Visser, M, Van Den Berg, MMGA, Derks, MJM, De Boer, MR, Van Laarhoven, HWM, De Vries, JHM, De Vries, YC, Kampman, E, Winkels, R & Westerman, MJ 2019, 'A longitudinal mixed methods study on changes in body weight, body composition, and lifestyle in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy and in a comparison group of women without cancer: Study protocol', BMC Cancer, vol. 19, no. 1, 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-5207-7
Winkels, R, Van Brakel, L, Van Baar, H, Beelman, RB, Van Duijnhoven, FJB, Geijsen, A, Van Halteren, HK, Hansson, BME, Richie, J, Sun, D, Wesselink, E, Van Zutphen, M, Kampman, E & Kok, DE 2019, 'Are Ergothioneine Levels in Blood Associated with Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy in Colorectal Cancer Patients Who Underwent Chemotherapy?', Nutrition and cancer. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2019.1637005
Kok, DE, van den Berg, MMGA, Posthuma, L, van ’t Erve, I, van Duijnhoven, FJB, de Roos, WK, Grosfeld, S, Los, M, Sommeijer, DW, van Laarhoven, HWM, Winkels, R & Kampman, E 2019, 'Changes in Circulating Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy' Nutrition and cancer, vol. 71, no. 5, pp. 756-766. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2018.1559938
van den Berg, MMGA, Kok, DE, Visser, M, de Vries, JHM, de Kruif, JTCM, de Vries, Y, Posthuma, L, Sommeijer, DW, Timmer-Bonte, A, Los, M, van Laarhoven, HWM, Kampman, E & Winkels, R 2019, 'Changes in body composition during and after adjuvant or neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast cancer stage I–IIIB compared with changes over a similar timeframe in women without cancer', Supportive Care in Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04951-6

2018

de Vries, YC, Winkels, R, van den Berg, MMGA, de Graaf, C, Kelfkens, CS, de Kruif, JTCM, Göker, E, Grosfeld, S, Sommeijer, DW, van Laarhoven, HWM, Kampman, E & Boesveldt, S 2018, 'Altered food preferences and chemosensory perception during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients: A longitudinal comparison with healthy controls', Food Quality and Preference, vol. 63, pp. 135-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.09.003
van den Berg, MMGA, Kok, DE, Posthuma, L, Kamps, L, Kelfkens, CS, Buist, N, Geenen, M, Haringhuizen, A, Heijns, JB, van Lieshout, RHMA, Los, M, Sommeijer, DW, Timmer-Bonte, JNH, de Kruif, ATCM, van Laarhoven, HWM, Kampman, E & Winkels, R 2019, 'Body composition is associated with risk of toxicity-induced modifications of treatment in women with stage I–IIIB breast cancer receiving chemotherapy', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 475-481. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-018-5014-5
Mathis, KM, Sturgeon, K, Winkels, R, Wiskemann, J, De Souza, MJ & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Bone resorption and bone metastasis risk', Medical Hypotheses, vol. 118, pp. 36-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.06.013
Wesselink, E, Winkels, R, Van Baar, H, Geijsen, AJMR, Van Zutphen, M, Van Halteren, HK, Hansson, BME, Radema, SA, De Wilt, JHW, Kampman, E & Kok, DEG 2018, 'Dietary intake of magnesium or calcium and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in colorectal cancer patients' Nutrients, vol. 10, no. 4, 498. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10040398
Mathis, KM, Sturgeon, K, Winkels, R, Wiskemann, J, Williams, N & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Exercise and chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea' Medical Hypotheses, vol. 116, pp. 49-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.04.022
Bluethmann, S, Sciamanna, C, Winkels, R, Sturgeon, K & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Healthy Living After Cancer Treatment: Considerations for Clinical and Community Practice' American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 215-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827618755681
van Baar, H, Beijer, S, Bours, MJL, Weijenberg, MP, van Zutphen, M, van Duijnhoven, FJB, Slooter, GD, Pruijt, JFM, Dronkers, JJ, Haringhuizen, A, Spillenaar Bilgen, EJ, Hansson, BME, de Wilt, JHW, Kampman, E & Winkels, R 2018, 'Low radiographic muscle density is associated with lower overall and disease-free survival in early-stage colorectal cancer patients' Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00432-018-2736-z
van Veen, MR, Winkels, R, Janssen, SHM, Kampman, E & Beijer, S 2018, 'Nutritional Information Provision to Cancer Patients and Their Relatives Can Promote Dietary Behavior Changes Independent of Nutritional Information Needs', Nutrition and cancer, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 483-489. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2018.1446092
Bruns, ERJ, Argillander, TE, Van Den Heuvel, B, Buskens, CJ, Van Duijvendijk, P, Winkels, R, Kalf, A, Van Der Zaag, ES, Wassenaar, EB, Bemelman, WA & Van Munster, BC 2018, 'Oral Nutrition as a Form of Pre-Operative Enhancement in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review', Surgical Infections, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2017.143
de Kruif, JTCM, Scholtens, MB, van der Rijt, J, de Boer, MR, van den Berg, MMGA, de Vries, YC, Winkels, R, Visser, M, Kampman, E & Westerman, MJ 2019, 'Perceptions of Dutch health care professionals on weight gain during chemotherapy in women with breast cancer', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 601-607. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4347-2
van Zutphen, M, Geelen, A, Boshuizen, HC, Winkels, R, Geijsen, AJMR, Wesselink, E, Snellen, M, Kok, DE, de Wilt, JHW, van de Meeberg, PC, Kouwenhoven, EA, van Halteren, HK, Spillenaar Bilgen, EJ, Kampman, E & van Duijnhoven, FJB 2019, 'Pre-to-post diagnosis weight trajectories in colorectal cancer patients with non-metastatic disease' Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1541-1549. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4560-z
de Vries, YC, Boesveldt, S, Kelfkens, CS, Posthuma, EE, van den Berg, MMGA, de Kruif, JTCM, Haringhuizen, A, Sommeijer, DW, Buist, N, Grosfeld, S, de Graaf, C, van Laarhoven, HWM, Kampman, E & Winkels, R 2018, 'Taste and smell perception and quality of life during and after systemic therapy for breast cancer', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 170, no. 1, pp. 27-34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-018-4720-3
Kok, DE, Winkels, R, van Herpen, CML & Kampman, E 2018, 'Toxicity-induced modification of treatment: what is in a name?', European Journal of Cancer, vol. 104, pp. 145-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2018.09.018

2017

Jankovic, N, Geelen, A, Winkels, R, Mwungura, B, Fedirko, V, Jenab, M, Illner, AK, Brenner, H, Ordonez-Mena, JM, De Jong, JCK, Franco, OH, Orfanos, P, Trichopoulou, A, Boffetta, P, Agudo, A, Peeters, PH, Tjønneland, A, Hallmans, G, BasBueno-De-Mesquita, H, Park, Y, Feskens, EJ & De Groot, LC 2017, 'Adherence to the WCRF/AICR dietary recommendations for cancer prevention and risk of cancer in elderly from Europe and the United States: A meta-Analysis within the CHANCES Project', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 136-144. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0428
Hoedjes, M, De Kruif, A, Mols, F, Bours, M, Beijer, S, Winkels, R, Westerman, MJ, Seidell, JC & Kampman, E 2017, 'An exploration of needs and preferences for dietary support in colorectal cancer survivors: A mixed-methods study', PloS one, vol. 12, no. 12, e0189178. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189178
van Zutphen, M, Winkels, R, van Duijnhoven, FJB, van Harten-Gerritsen, SA, Kok, DEG, van Duijvendijk, P, van Halteren, HK, Hansson, BME, Kruyt, FM, Bilgen, EJS, de Wilt, JHW, Dronkers, JJ & Kampman, E 2017, 'An increase in physical activity after colorectal cancer surgery is associated with improved recovery of physical functioning: A prospective cohort study', BMC Cancer, vol. 17, no. 1, 74. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3066-2
de Vries, YC, van den Berg, MMGA, de Vries, JHM, Boesveldt, S, de Kruif, JTCM, Buist, N, Haringhuizen, A, Los, M, Sommeijer, DW, Timmer-Bonte, JHN, van Laarhoven, HWM, Visser, M, Kampman, E & Winkels, R 2017, 'Differences in dietary intake during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients compared to women without cancer', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 2581-2591. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3668-x
Winkels, R, Van Zutphen, M, Kampman, E, Van Baar, H & Beijer, S 2017, 'Explaining the obesity paradox - Letter', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 26, no. 10. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0566
de Vries, YC, Boesveldt, S, Kampman, E, de Graaf, C, Winkels, R & van Laarhoven, HWM 2019, 'Low reported taste function is associated with low preference for high protein products in advanced oesophagogastric cancer patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy', Clinical Nutrition, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 472-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2017.12.001
Vissers, PAJ, Martucci, RB, Mols, F, Bours, MJL, Winkels, R, Kampman, E, Weijenberg, MP, van de Poll-Franse, LV & Beijer, S 2017, 'The Impact of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference on Health-related Quality of Life Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors: Results from the PROFILES Registry', Nutrition and cancer, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 1177-1184. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2017.1367938
Winkels, R, Sturgeon, K, Kallan, MJ, Dean, LT, Zhang, Z, Evangelisti, M, Brown, JC, Sarwer, DB, Troxel, AB, Denlinger, C, Laudermilk, M, Fornash, A, DeMichele, A, Chodosh, LA & Schmitz, K 2017, 'The women in steady exercise research (WISER) survivor trial: The innovative transdisciplinary design of a randomized controlled trial of exercise and weight-loss interventions among breast cancer survivors with lymphedema', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 61, pp. 63-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.07.017
Berg, MMGA, Winkels, R, Kruif, JTCM, Laarhoven, HWM, Visser, M, Vries, JHM, Vries, YC & Kampman, E 2017, 'Weight change during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients: A meta-analysis', BMC Cancer, vol. 17, no. 1, 259. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3242-4

2016

Winkels, R, van Lee, L, Beijer, S, Bours, MJ, van Duijnhoven, FJB, Geelen, A, Hoedjes, M, Mols, F, de Vries, J, Weijenberg, MP & Kampman, E 2016, 'Adherence to the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research lifestyle recommendations in colorectal cancer survivors: results of the PROFILES registry', Cancer medicine, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 2587-2595. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.791
Bours, MJL, van der Linden, BWA, Winkels, R, van Duijnhoven, FJ, Mols, F, van Roekel, EH, Kampman, E, Beijer, S & Weijenberg, MP 2016, 'Candidate predictors of Health-Related quality of life of colorectal cancer survivors: A systematic review', Oncologist, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 433-452. https://doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.2015-0258
Winkels, R, Snetselaar, T, Adriaans, A, van Warmerdam, LJC, Vreugdenhil, A, Slooter, GD, Straathof, JW, Kampman, E, van Lieshout, R & Beijer, S 2016, 'Changes in body weight in patients with colorectal cancer treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy: An observational study', Cancer Treatment and Research Communications, vol. 9, pp. 111-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctarc.2016.09.002
de Vries, YC, Helmich, E, Karsten, MDA, Boesveldt, S, Winkels, R & van Laarhoven, HWM 2016, 'The impact of chemosensory and food-related changes in patients with advanced oesophagogastric cancer treated with capecitabine and oxaliplatin: a qualitative study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 3119-3126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-016-3128-z

2015

Bours, MJ, Beijer, S, Winkels, R, Van Duijnhoven, FJ, Mols, F, Breedveld-Peters, JJ, Kampman, E, Weijenberg, MP & Van De Poll-Franse, LV 2015, 'Dietary changes and dietary supplement use, and underlying motives for these habits reported by colorectal cancer survivors of the Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial Treatment and Long-Term Evaluation of Survivorship (PROFILES) registry', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 114, no. 2, pp. 286-296. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114515001798
Heine-Bröring, RC, Winkels, R, Renkema, JMS, Kragt, L, Van Orten-Luiten, ACB, Tigchelaar, EF, Chan, DSM, Norat, T & Kampman, E 2015, 'Dietary supplement use and colorectal cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analyses of prospective cohort studies', International Journal of Cancer, vol. 136, no. 10, pp. 2388-2401. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.29277
Souverein, OW, De Vries, JHM, Freese, R, Watzl, B, Bub, A, Miller, ER, Castenmiller, JJM, Pasman, WJ, Van Het Hof, K, Chopra, M, Karlsen, A, Dragsted, LO, Winkels, R, Itsiopoulos, C, Brazionis, L, O'Dea, K, Van Loo-Bouwman, CA, Naber, THJ, Van Der Voet, H & Boshuizen, HC 2015, 'Prediction of fruit and vegetable intake from biomarkers using individual participant data of diet-controlled intervention studies', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 113, no. 9, pp. 1396-1409. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114515000355

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