Otten, Hans

Otten , Hans
Dr  Hans  Otten 

Assistant Professor

Women's cancers


Hans Ottens' research focus is on the evaluation of the long-term benefits and harms of the breast cancer screening. He aims to study whether 'personalized screening' can change for the better the balance between mortality reduction and  side effects for women in the Dutch breast cancer screening programme.
Hans obtained his MSc in Biomedical Sciences (major in human movements, 1990) at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and continued in epidemiology (post doctoral MSc, VU Amsterdam, 1998).
In 2010, he completed his thesis entitled: 'Breast Cancer screening: Current performance, mortality reduction and side effects' on the long-term (side)effects of the Nijmegen demonstration programme. Currently he is appointed as assistant professor  at the department of Health Evidence, Radboudumc.

National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

  • 2006: Publication award 2006 Netherlands Epidemiology Society