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Nicole van Grieken, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nicole van Grieken is a surgical pathologist specializing in gastrointestinal (GI) pathology, hereditary tumours, and hepatobiliary pathology. Dr van Grieken gained her PhD on morphological and chromosomal alterations in gastric carcinogenesis in 2003, and her MD in 2004; she commenced training in surgical pathology in Amsterdam and Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 2004. She is now a staff member in the Department of Pathology at the VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam, a post she has held since 2009.
Dr van Grieken has a special interest in translational research on GI oncology, particularly gastro-oesophageal cancer. Her main scientific interest is in the identification of molecular alterations that can serve as prognostic and predictive biomarkers, with the aim of developing personalized therapies adapted to individual patient or tumour characteristics. She is responsible for the central pathology review and translational research programme of several clinical trials on gastric and colorectal cancer. She is committed to improving the quality of patient care by participating in guideline development for gastric and oesophageal cancer.
Dr van Grieken is secretary and board member of the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Group (DUCG) and a member of the scientific committee of the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit (DUCA). She has published many peer-reviewed articles in journals including The Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gastroenterology, Journal of Medical Genetics, Oncogenesis, Journal of Pathology, and British Journal of Cancer.