Fritz H. Schröder is Professor of Urology and past Chairman at the Department of Urology at the University Medical Center Rotterdam. His main research interests are clinical and experimental aspects of urologic oncology. He is co-founder and international coordinator of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC). He published more than 700 scienti c papers as author or co-author and was assigned Nr. 1 in ESI list of Top 20 authors on prostate cancer (1995-2005).