Anja Wagner

Profile photo of Anja WagnerAnja Wagner was trained as a medical doctor and clinical geneticist at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam and has worked as a clinical geneticist at the Department of Clinical Genetics of the Erasmus MC since 2004.

Her PhD project was on Lynch syndrome at the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. In this project she was privileged to study the families inventoried by Professor Henry Lynch himself and, with others, identified the causative mutation in ‘Family G’.

Since then her research has been focused on optimising diagnostics and surveillance of individuals with a predisposition for Lynch syndrome or polyposis, especially Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). She has contributed to the national hereditary colorectal cancer guideline and the ESGE guidelines for Lynch syndrome, polyposis syndromes and familial colorectal cancer.

Currently she is leading the EHTG’s PJS guidance committee which aims to contribute to up-to-date and easy accessible guidelines for colleagues dealing with individuals with PJS.