The PALGA Foundation first awarded its annual PALGA Award in 2012.

The PALGA Award was created to encourage the use of PALGA's database for scientific research.
The PALGA Award goes to the best abstract based on PALGA data.

Requests from researchers for data from the national database lead to publications that cite the use of PALGA.
The list of references is available both alphabetically and in order of publication. If a publication that should have been included is missing from the list, please notify
You can view the list here.


You can send your abstract for 2017 to before Januar 15 2107.
For more information or questions also send them to

A list of previous PALGA Award winners is shown below.


On 13 April, the 2016 PALGA Award was awarded to Chantal Epskamp-Kuijpers for her abstract entitled:

Interlaboratory variability in the histological grading of colorectal adenocarcinomas in a nationwide cohort.

You can access the winning abstract here.

Details of the other 2016 entries can be found here.        


On 24 April, the 2015 PALGA Award was awarded to Mischa de Ridder and Matthijs Valstar for their abstract entitled:

Salivary gland pleomorphic adenoma: a national incidence-study of the primary tumor and recurrences in a 21-year period.

You can access the winning abstract here.
Details of the other 2015 entries can be found here.


The winner of the 2014 PALGA Award was Lauranne Derikx for her abstract entitled:
Prior colorectal neoplasia is associated with increased risk of ileoanal pouch neoplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

You can access the winning abstract here.
Details of the other 2014 entries can be found here.

2013 :

The winner of the 2013 PALGA Award was Hannah van Meurs for her abstract entitled:
The incidence of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer in 1031 patients with a granulosa cell tumor of the ovary: long term follow-up in a population based cohort study

Details of the other 2013 entries can be found here.

2012 :

The winner of the 2012 PALGA Award was András Keszei for his abstract entitled:
Association between vegetable and fruit intake and the risk of Barrett’s esophagus in a large Dutch cohort

Details of the other 2012 entries can be found here.