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Dr. HFA Vasen is since 1984 internist and since 1985 medical director of The Netherlands Foundation for the Detection of Hereditary Tumours and staff member at the Department of Gastroenterology at the Leiden University Medical centre. He established a large register of families with an inherited predisposition for cancer in the Netherlands. In 1989, he wrote a PhD thesis entitled: “Screening for Hereditary Cancer”. The main interest of Vasen is identification of families at risk for hereditary cancer, development of surveillance protocols and translating the results from molecular genetic studies into clinical practice. He published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 35 chapters in books. Since 2000, he is editor-in-chief of Familial Cancer.


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Hans FA Vasen