GERRIT MEIJER, MD, PHD — NETHERLANDS CANCER INSTITUTE

Gerrit Meijer is professor of pathology with a special interest in gastrointestinal oncology and translational research. After finishing medical school at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam he completed his PhD on “Cancer Risk Assessment in Adenoma Bearing Patients”. He had his training in pathology at the VU University Medical Center (VUmc) where he continued to work as a pathologist and from 2009 as chair of the Department of Pathology. Since March 2015 he is head of the Department of Pathology and Group leader at the Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Gerrit Meijer has been and still is closely involved in the development, implementation and execution of the Dutch national colorectal cancer screening program, serving on several program committees.