Ane Sørlie Kværner

Ane Sørlie Kværner is a postdoc at the Bowel Screening Department.

The postdoc position is connected to the ongoing research project “The Microbiota as a Colorectal Cancer Screening Biomarker”, a subproject of “Bowel Cancer Screening in Norway (BCSN)”.

The overall aim of this project is to identify a biomarker for early detection of colorectal cancer based on analysis of the gut microbiome of persons with and without precancerous lesions of colorectal cancer.

The goal is to identify a microbial biomarker that will improve screening services in the years to come.

A secondary aim of this project is to examine associations between diet, lifestyle, gut microbiota and precancerous lesions of colorectal cancer.

Increased knowledge of the complex interplay between diet, lifestyle, gut microbiota and cancer development may lead to improved prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer in the future.


Ane is a Registered Dietitian from the University of Oslo.

She has a PhD in Clinical Nutrition/Nutritional Epidemiology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. The focus of her Phd thesis was on biological mechanisms linking diet and lifestyle to colorectal cancer risk from a lifecourse perspective.

Ane started as a postdoctoral fellow at the Cancer Registry of Norway in 2019.


The microbiome as a colorectal cancer screening biomarker

Selected publications

Hang D, Kværner AS, Ma W, Hu Y, Tabung FK, Nan H, Hu Z, Shen H, Mucci LA, Chan AT, Giovannucci EL, Song M (2019)
Coffee consumption and plasma biomarkers of metabolic and inflammatory pathways in US health professionals
Am J Clin Nutr, 109 (3), 635-647
DOI 10.1093/ajcn/nqy295, PubMed 30834441

Kværner AS, Hang D, Giovannucci EL, Willett WC, Chan AT, Song M (2018)
Trajectories of body fatness from age 5 to 60 y and plasma biomarker concentrations of the insulin-insulin-like growth factor system
Am J Clin Nutr, 108 (2), 388-397
DOI 10.1093/ajcn/nqy103, PubMed 30101328

Ma W, Song M, Kværner AS, Prescott J, Chan A, Giovannucci E, Zhang X (2018)
Sex-Specific Association between Family History of Diabetes and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Two Prospective Cohort Studies
Cancer Prev Res (Phila), 11 (9), 535-544
DOI 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-18-0159, PubMed 29991578

Hang D, Nan H, Kværner AS, De Vivo I, Chan AT, Hu Z, Shen H, Giovannucci E, Song M (2018)
Longitudinal associations of lifetime adiposity with leukocyte telomere length and mitochondrial DNA copy number
Eur J Epidemiol, 33 (5), 485-495
DOI 10.1007/s10654-018-0382-z, PubMed 29619669

Henriksen HB, Ræder H, Bøhn SK, Paur I, Kværner AS, Billington SÅ, Eriksen MT, Wiedsvang G, Erlund I, Færden A, Veierød MB, Zucknick M, Smeland S, Blomhoff R (2017)
The Norwegian dietary guidelines and colorectal cancer survival (CRC-NORDIET) study: a food-based multicentre randomized controlled trial
BMC Cancer, 17 (1), 83
DOI 10.1186/s12885-017-3072-4, PubMed 28137255


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