Theo M. de Reijke performed his medical training at the Free University in Amsterdam and is working since 1987 as urologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. In 2004 he successfully defended his thesis on immunotherapy for bladder cancer.
Uro-oncology (prostate and bladder cancer) is his main field of interest and he has been an active member of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer – Genito Urinary group (EORTC-GU) for many years. After serving as chairman of the prostate cancer subgroup, he was elected as secretary and later as chairman of the EORTC-GU group until June 2009. In the Netherlands, he is the chairman of the prostate cancer guideline committee and he is member of the bladder cancer guideline committee.
He is member of different international Urological societies (e.g. EAU, AUA, DGU), reviewer for several international journals and member of scientific boards for different journals. In 2011, he was elected as reviewer of the month for European Urology.
He is (co-) author of over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and he made contributions to many book chapters. He organised several scientific national and international meetings and is/was coordinator of international uro-oncology trials.