Screening and Prostate Cancer Mortality: Results of ERSPC

September 11, 2014

Screening and Prostate Cancer Mortality: Results of the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer  (ERSPC) at 13 Years of Follow-up (Lancet 2014)

Fritz H. Schröder, MD

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Born in Kassel, 1937, Fritz H. Schröder studied Medicine in Hamburg, Marburg, and at the University of Saarbrücken. He completed his Urological training in Homburg/Saar and at the University of California in Los Angeles in 1971. From 1969 till 1970 he did a research fellowship at the Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego. His PhD thesis (Habilitation) was completed in 1972 and was entitled “Endocrinological and morphological studies of prostatic tumors in vitro”. From 1972 till 1976 Schröder was Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Würzburg. From 1977 till 2002 he chaired the Department of Urology Erasmus University and Academic Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Professor Schröder functioned as the international coordinator of the European Randomized study of Screening for Prostate Cancer from 1993-2013.

Fritz H. Schröder is author and co-author of more than 650 peer-reviewed publications, 197 book chapters, editor of 21 monographs and recipient of numerous research grants in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, and at a European level. Research activities concentrate on clinical and experimental aspects of oncological urology. Schröder’s hobby is to play the cello in chamber music groups, to read, to listen to music and to bicycle. He enjoys having a family.