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Evelien Dekker

Healthcare Provider
Professor
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Academic Medical Center
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Evelien Dekker is a board-qualified gastroenterologist working at the department of gastroenterology & hepatology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) at the University of Amsterdam. She graduated from the same university, and obtained her PhD in 1996. She received her training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the AMC and the OLVG-hospital in amsterdam. Dr Dekker joined the AMC-staff in 2005 as a head of the multidisciplinary clinic for hereditary colorectal cancer. She currently is medical director of an expert colonoscopy centre at the AMC. She has been actively involved in the national screening program for colorectal cancer for more than 10 years, for which she has been awarded an honourable ‘Pearl’ by ZonMW.

Dr. Evelien Dekker’s research focuses on quality and new techniques in colonoscopy, population screening for colorectal cancer and familial cancer, and polyposis syndromes. She was appointed as a professor in GI Oncology at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, has supervised 25 students for a PhD-thesis, and has been an examiner for PhD candidates over 20 times (for most universities in the Netherlands). She has co-authored over 270 scientific articles and has chaired and participated in several national and international guidelines.

Representative Publications:
Ursodeoxycholic acid counteracts celecoxib in reduction of duodenal polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: a multicentre, randomized controlled trial

Progression of duodenal adenomatosis in familial adenomatous polyposis: due to ageing of subjects and advances in technology 

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