Dr Raoul Reulen PhD

Senior Lecturer & NIHR Fellow

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4946

Fax +44 (0)121 4147923

Email r.c.reulen@bham.ac.uk

Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies
School of Health and Population Sciences
Public Health Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

About

Raoul Reulen is a Senior Lecturer & NIHR Fellow at the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies.

Raoul’s primary research interest is cancer survivorship, particularly long-term survival after childhood cancer. Raoul has co-authored over 25 publications. He has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Epidemiology, cancer and medical statistics since 2005. His current research program focuses on setting up a large-scale cohort of 300,000 survivors of cancer in teenage and young adulthood.

Qualifications

  • PhD Cancer Epidemiology, University of Birmingham,  2009
  • MSc Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 2005
  • MSc Health Sciences, Maastricht University, 2005

Biography

Raoul completed an MSc in Epidemiology and one in Health Sciences from Maastricht University (Netherlands). He completed his MSc dissertation at the University of Leuven, Belgium as an Erasmus Exchange student. He was involved in a case-control study on the aetiology of bladder cancer in Belgium. He published two papers based on this work during his MSc in Epidemiology.

He joined the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies in 2005. Soon after Raoul joined the BCCSS, he obtained a Cancer Research UK Graduate Training Fellowship allowing him to start his PhD in 2006. He finished his PhD in 2009 and started as a research fellow at the Centre, where he is currently involved in setting up the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Study (TYA-CSS), a large-scale cohort study into long-term late effects after cancer in teenage and young adulthood.

Raoul is involved in a European wide study into the risks of adverse effects of treatment for childhood cancer called PanCareSurFup.

Raoul has co-authored over 25 publications, with his latest first author publication appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

Medicine and Surgery MBChB:

– Clinical Epidemiology (Year 1)
– Cancer Epidemiology (Year 1)
– Cancer (Year 2)
– Medical Statistics (Year 2)
– Epidemiological Methods (Year 3)

Public Health MPH/Diploma/Certificate:

- Advanced Applied Epidemiology module
- Epidemiology, Statistics and Health Information (ESHI)

Supervision:

– Supervised several MSc students

Postgraduate supervision

Raoul is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Late physical effects in survivors of a cancer in childhood, teenage or young adulthood.

If you are interesting in studying in this subject area please contact Raoul on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.    

Research

RESEARCH THEMES

Childhood cancer, survivorship, late effects, subsequent primary neoplasms.   

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Study

Raoul is currently involved in setting up a British cohort of about 300,000 individuals diagnosed with cancer in teenage and young adult (age 15-39, inclusive). The cohort will be linked to NHS central registries and Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) to investigate adverse health outcomes among these individuals.

British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

The British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS) is a national cohort study of 18,000 survivors of childhood cancer. Raoul’s PhD thesis focussed on adverse health outcomes among survivors of childhood cancer, including health-status, pregnancy outcomes, second primary breast cancer and cause specific late mortality.

PanCareSurFup

PanCareSurFup is an EU funded European wide study into the risks of adverse effects of treatment for childhood cancer.

Publications

For all publications go to:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=reulen%20rc

Brabant, G., Toogood, A.A., Shalet, S.M., Frobisher, C., Lancashire, E., Reulen, R., Winter, D., Hawkins, M.M. (2012) Hypothyroidism following childhood cancer therapy – An under diagnosed complication. Int. J. Cancer, 130(5): 1145-1150

Rebholz, C.E., Reulen, R.C., Toogood, A.A., Frobisher, C., Lancashire, E.R., Winter, D.L., Kuehni, C.E., Hawkins, M.M. (2011) Health Care Utilization of Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Cancer: The British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J. Clin. Oncology, 29(31): 4181-4188

Reulen, R.C., Frobisher, C., Winter, D.L., Kelly, J.S., Lancashire, E.R., Stiller, C.A., Pritchard-Jones, K., Jenkinson, H.C., Hawkins, M.M. (2011) Long-term Risks of Subsequent Primary Neoplasms Among Survivors of Childhood Cancer. JAMA., 305(22): 2311-2319.

Taylor, A.J., Little, M.P., Winter, D.L., Sugden, E., Ellison, D.W., Stiller, C.A., Stovall, M., Frobisher, C., Lancashire, E.R., Reulen, R.C., Hawkins, M.M., on behalf of the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. (2010) Population-based risks of central nervous system tumours in childhood cancer survivors: the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J. Clin. Oncology, 28(36): 5287-93.

Frobisher, C., Gurung, P.M.S., Leiper, A., Reulen, R.C., Winter, D.L., Taylor, A.J., Lancashire, E.R., Woodhouse, C.R.J., Hawkins, M.M. (2010) Risk of bladder tumours after childhood cancer: The British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS). BJU Int., 106(7): 1060-1069.

Reulen, R.C., Winter, D.L., Frobisher, C., Lancashire, E.R., Stiller, C.A., Jenney, M.E., Skinner, R., Stevens, M.C., Hawkins, M.M. (2010) Long-term Cause-specific Mortality among Survivors of Childhood Cancer. JAMA., 304(2): 172-179

Frobisher, C., Lancashire, E.R., Reulen, R.C., Winter, D.L., Stevens, M.C.G., Hawkins, M.M., and on behalf of the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. (2010) Extent of alcohol consumption among adult survivors of childhood cancer: The British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev., 19(5): 1174-1184.

Lancashire, E.R., Frobisher, C., Reulen, R.C., Winter, D.L., Glaser, A., Hawkins, M.M. (2010) Educational Attainment Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer in Great Britain: A Population-Based Cohort Study. J. Natl. Cancer Inst., 102: 254-270

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