Esther de Vries Dr. PhD (Erasmus MC/Bogota)
I am a cancer epidemiologist, specialized in improving and analyzing population-based cancer registry data. Since 2013, I am based in Bogotá, Colombia, where I work with the local cancer registries on incorporating information on socioeconomic information and type of affiliation to the health insurance system in the cancer registries. This allows me to study the stage at diagnosis and prognosis of cancer in the region in the different population subgroups. From 2015 onwards the scope of my work will cover the whole of Latin America through a collaborative agreement with the International Agency for Research on Cancer.