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Prof. dr. E. Dekker

Position
Professor
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Specialisation
Gastrointestinal Oncology, special interest in screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Focus of research

1) Population screening and surveillance for CRC

2) Quality of colonoscopy and advanced colonoscopic imaging techniques

3) Treatment of colorectal polyps and cancer

4) Hereditary polyposis syndromes and colorectal cancer.

Key publications
  • IJspeert JEG, Bastiaansen BAJ, van Leerdam ME, Meijer GA, van Eeden S, Sanduleanu S, Schoon EJ, Bisseling TM, Spaander MCW, van Lelyveld N, Bargeman M, Wang J, Dekker E [Contributors: Koornstra JJ, Nagtegaal ID]] , Development and validation of the WASP classification system for optical diagnosis of adenomas, hyperplastic polyps and sessile serrated adenomas/polyps. GUT 2016;65 (6):963-970 [PubMed]
  • Stoop EM, de Haan MC, de Wijkerslooth TR, Bossuyt PM, van Ballegooijen M, Nio CY, van de Vijver MJ, Biermann K, Thomeer M, van Leerdam ME, Fockens P, Stoker J, Kuipers EJ, Dekker E, Participation and yield of colonoscopy versus non-cathartic CT colonography in population-based screening for colorectal cancer: a randomised controlled trial. LANCET ONCOL 2012;13 (1):55-64 [PubMed]
  • van Rossum LG, van Rijn AF, Laheij RJ, van Oijen MG, Fockens P, van Krieken HH, Verbeek AL, Jansen JB, Dekker E, Random comparison of guaiac and immunochemical fecal occult blood tests for colorectal cancer in a screening population. GASTROENTEROLOGY 2008;135 (1):82-90 [PubMed]
  • Vleugels JLA, Dijkgraaf MGW, Hazewinkel Y, Wanders LK, Fockens P, Dekker E [Contributors: Becx MCJM, van Berkel AM, Slot WB, Cazemier M, Depla ACTM, Geesing JMJ, Grool TA, Houben GMP, Jansen JM, Kessels K, van Leerdam ME, van Lelyveld N, Mallant-Hent RC, Marsman WA, Schnekenburger E, van Soest EJ, van der Spek BW, Stokkers PCF, Tenthof van Noorden J, van Tuyl SAC, Tytgat KMAJ, Uiterwaal MT, Verdonk RC, Verhagen MAMT, van der Vlugt M, Voorburg A, Wientjes CA]] , Effects of Training and Feedback on Accuracy of Predicting Rectosigmoid Neoplastic Lesions and Selection of Surveillance Intervals by Endoscopists Performing Optical Diagnosis of Diminutive Polyps. GASTROENTEROLOGY 2018;154 (6):1682-1693.e1 [PubMed]
  • van der Vlugt M, Grobbee EJ, Bossuyt PMM, Bos A, Bongers E, Spijker W, Kuipers EJ, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Spaander MCW, Dekker E, Interval Colorectal Cancer Incidence Among Subjects Undergoing Multiple Rounds of Fecal Immunochemical Testing. GASTROENTEROLOGY 2017;153 (2):439-447.e2 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

1993 MD University of Amsterdam, 2002 Internist and 2005 Gastroenterologist Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

2005: Consultant Gastroenterologist and Principal Investigator at Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.

2013: Professor in Gastro-Intestinal Oncology, special interest in screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer at Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.

2014: Medical Director Bergman IZA, formerly “Procolo”, center of expertise for colonoscopy. In close collaboration with AMC. 

Research programmes

Colorectal polyps & cancer research group of the Dept of Gastroenterology

Prof. Dekker leads a research-group that focuses on colorectal cancer screening, familial risk for CRC and polyps, quality of colonoscopy, advanced colonoscopic imaging techniques  and polypectomy techniques. 

Faculty
Prof. dr. E. Dekker

Postdocs
Dr. drs. M. van der Vlugt

PhD Students
Drs. L.S. Bertels
A.G.C. Bleijenberg
Drs. R.D. Blok
Drs. B.B.S.L. Houwen
A.W.H. de Klaver
M.C.J. van Lanschot
K.J. Nass
M.P.M. de Neree tot Babberich
V.H. Roos
L.W. Zwager

Others
Drs. B.A.J. Bastiaansen MD
H.C. Brink
C. Cohen
A. Munnik
S.C. Oppeneer

Prof. dr. P. Fockens MD (Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy in GI oncology (CRC and HPB) and neurogastroenterology)

Other research related activities
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Stichting Procolo
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Medical Directior Bergman Inwendige Zorg Amsterdam
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, eNose
  • Membership of advisory board / Consultant, KWF Kankerbestrijding
  • Membership of advisory board / Consultant, Lynch/Polyposis
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, NEDERLANDS TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GENEESKUNDE
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, ENDOSCOPY
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Dutch GL on Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Dutch Guideline on surveillance colonoscopy
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, ESGE / Advanced Endoscopic Imaging
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, ESGE / Post colorectal cancer endoscopy surveillance
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, ESGE / Endoscopic management of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, ESGE / Post/polypectomy follow up after removal of colorectal neoplasia.
  • Contribution to training of professionals, European Society of Digestive Oncology
  • Contribution to training of professionals, RIVM and Screeningorganisations / Various roles on quality assessment and assurance in Program populations screening for colorectal cancer
Current research funding
  • AMC
  • Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • FUJIFILM Europe GmbH
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.
  • KWF Kankerbestrijding
  • N.K.I.
  • S.L.A.Pharma
  • Stichting AMC Foundation (Vrijgesteld)
  • ZonMw