Erasmus MC

About Erasmus MC

Our mission is to conduct eminent research and provide excellent education with a discernible impact on population health at local, national, and international levels. This is achieved by interdisciplinary research on the effectiveness of prevention, screening, and health care to support evidence-based practice.

Company Profile

Year of Establishment


HQ Location

Dr. Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Product and Services

The mission is achieved by excellent researchers and educators with high ambition. We acquire a large variety of funding from different national and international agencies. We publish more than 1000 publication per year in international peer- reviewed journals. A visible strength of our department is its extensive (inter)national collaboration, which provides ample opportunities for researchers to spend some months abroad at leading research institutes, and, vice versa, to provide a hospitable and inspiring work environment for researchers from abroad.

Success Stories

  • Designing, running and evaluating large-scale multidisciplinary population-based randomised controlled screening trials to establish the efficacy of screening. Examples include trials for screening on lung (NELSON), 4-IN-THE-LUNG-RUN, breast (MyPEBS) and gastric cancer, and cardiovascular disease (ROBINSCA).

  • Evaluating existing (inter)national screening programmes. We are the national evaluation unit for the breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening programmes in the Netherlands, and also evaluate programmes in the EU (EU-TOPIA), US and worldwide.

  • Guiding public health policies on screening using predictions of favourable and unfavourable effects and the cost of screening, based on micro-simulation modelling (MISCAN). The United States guidelines for breast, colorectal and lung cancer screening were (in part) based on modelling by our research section.

Counterparts we would like to meet at our digital showcase

Public health researchers (Epidemiologists), Physicians (gynaecologists, general practitioners, oncologists), laboratory analysts, health insurance companies, Ministry of Health

Erasmus MC
University Medical Centre Rotterdam
Department of Public Health

Inge de Kok

Assistant Professor in cervical cancer prevention

+31 6 471 44 171





Opportunities for Colombian-Dutch collaborations

Erasmus MC was part of a constructive round table session on the best practices in the Dutch screening landscape. Possible opportunities for cooperation between Colombian stakeholders and Dutch companies were identified during this meeting. You can find the report of this session here.



Erasmus MC - MyPeBS Breast Cancer Screening
How to improve screening programs


Best practices in the Dutch Screening Landscape