Leo J. Schouten

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Leo J. Schouten studied medicine at the University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands and graduated in 1981. In 1983, he became the Head of the Cancer Registry at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Limburg (IKL). He established the regional cancer registry and participated in several clinical studies. He also contributed to the establishment of The Netherlands Cancer Registry and was an Editor of the annual Cancer Registry reports. From 1993 to 1996, he was also appointed as a Researcher at the Department of Epidemiology of the University of Nijmegen. He completed his thesis "Cancer registration: data quality and prospects for use," in 1996. Since 1997, his research at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Limburg focused on the evaluation of the breast cancer screening program and cancer in the elderly. In 2000, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of epidemiology at the University of Maastricht. In 2006, he was appointed as an Associate Professor. Within The Netherlands Cohort Study, he is responsible for the follow up of the cohort, using the cancer registries, pathology registry, and recently also the automated municipal population registries and the registry of causes of death. Current topics of interest are the etiology of kidney, endometrial, ovarian and head-neck cancer. He is also involved in the RIVM cohort-studies in Maastricht with respect to the etiology of cardiovascular diseases. He is an author or coauthor of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles in international medical journals. He is a Member of the scientific council of The Netherlands Pathologic Registry (PALGA) and a Member of the Committee on Legislation of Scientific Research (Committee of Federation of Biomedical Scientific Societies). Since 2001, he is an Epidemiological Consultant of the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Netherlands. He is member of several international epidemiological and oncological societies.

Biography Updated on 23 June 2013

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