Yolanda Benavente Moreno


Yolanda Benavente Moreno

Yolanda Benavente has a degree in Statistics (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, 1998 and University of Seville, 2000) and a master in analysis of omic data (University of Vic, 2016).

In 2002 she joined the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program (CERP) in the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) as statistician and member of the Haematological Malignancy Research team, working in the evaluation of the environmental and occupational exposures associated to lymphoma risk as part of the European Study of Lymphomas (EpiLymph).

Currently, she is a member of the UNIC-M team in CERP, and her research interest is centered in the assessment of the integration of genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures in order to disentangle, in a holistic approach, the etiology of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its precursor, the monoclonal b-cell lymphocytosis. In the framework of the INTERLYMPH Consortium, she is also studying the impact of genetic inversions and epistasis in lymphoma subtypes using data from international GWAS studies. Besides her work in UNIC-M, she also collaborates as statistical advisor in several projects in CERP.

She is involved in the following research projects: the Spanish Multicase-Control Study (MCC-Spain) evaluating the influence of environmental factors and their interaction with genetic factors in cancer; the Screenwide Study on early detection of endometrial and ovarian cancer based on genomics and technology development; the GenRisk Network, which compiles and analyzes genetic biomarkers as cancer risk factors in order to shape future prevention strategies; and IBERISAL, a cohort study carried out in Salamanca to analyze the role of gut and oral microbiome in precursors of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

She teaches statistics and meta-analysis in the postgraduate course “Methodological Basis in Oncology Research: Epidemiological and statistical tools” offered by the e-learning platform e-oncologia. She is one of the CERP researchers coordinating mejorsincancer.org, a web-based platform that disseminates scientifically validated information on different aspects of cancer prevention for the general public. She is a member of CIBERESP, a network of 50 multidisciplinary research groups from different universities and institutions focused in the area of epidemiology and public health

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-1422-4614
Email: ybenavente@iconcologia.net


Cocco P, Satta G, Meloni F, (…) Benavente Y. Occupational exposure to organic dust and risk of lymphoma subtypes in the EPILYMPH case-control study. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2020 Sep 25:3925. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3925

Benavente Y, Costas L, Rodríguez-Suarez MM et al. Occupational Exposure to Pesticides and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia in the MCC-Spain Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 17;17(14):5174. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17145174

Casabonne D, Benavente Y, Seifert J, et al. Serum levels of hsa-miR-16-5p, hsa-miR-29a-3p, hsa-miR-150-5p, hsa-miR-155-5p and hsa-miR-223-3p and subsequent risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the EPIC study. Int J Cancer. 2020 Sep 1;147(5):1315-1324. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32894

Solans M, Benavente Y, Saez M et al. Inflammatory potential of diet and risk of lymphoma in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. Eur J Nutr. 2020 Mar;59(2):813-823. doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-01947-0

Saberi Hosnijeh F, Casabonne D, Nieters A, (…), Benavente Y et al. Association between anthropometry and lifestyle factors and risk of B-cell lymphoma: An exposome-wide analysis. Int J Cancer. 2020 Oct 31. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33369

Moore A, Kane E, Wang Z, (…), Benavente Y et al. Genetically Determined Height and Risk of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma. Front Oncol. 2020 Jan 28;9:1539. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.01539

Frias-Gomez J, Benavente Y, Ponce J et al. Sensitivity of cervico-vaginal cytology in endometrial carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Cytopathol. 2020 Nov;128(11):792-802. doi: 10.1002/cncy.22266

Solans M, Benavente Y, Saez M et al. Adherence to the mediterranean diet and lymphoma risk in the european prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition. Int J Cancer. 2019 Jul 1;145(1):122-131. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32091

Kelly H, Benavente Y, Pavon MA et al. Performance of DNA methylation assays for detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+): a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Cancer. 2019 Nov;121(11):954-965. doi: 10.1038/s41416-019-0593-4

Casabonne D, Benavente Y, Costas L et al. Insulin-like growth factor levels and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: results from the MCC-Spain and EpiLymph-Spain studies. Br J Haematol. 2019 May;185(3):608-612. doi: 10.1111/bjh.15583