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Research interests

The research of Geertruida de Bock is about the early detection of cancer and improvement of outcomes after cancer treatment. To evaluate this in a systematic way, she set up an UMCG’s oncology databiobank OncoLifeS with quality of life as a main outcome. To assess and optimize screening strategies, she works on defining which populations are at risk of cancer and negative outcomes. She does not only consider benefits of screening and treatment, but also the negative effects of over-diagnosis, tumor-induction, false-positive results, and side-effects. Systematic literature reviews, analysis of cohorts and modelling are the most important methods she uses.


Acceptability and compliance with a breast cancer prevention campaign in the Northwest Region, Iran

Airflow limitation increases lung cancer risk in smokers: the Lifelines cohort study

ASO Author Reflections: Oxidative Stress as a Predictor of Short-Term Outcome After Oncological Surgery for Gastrointestinal Cancer

ASO Visual Abstract: Oxidative Stress Predicts Post-surgery Complications in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients

Association between Chest CT-defined Emphysema and Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Association between visual emphysema and lung nodules on low-dose CT scan in a Chinese Lung Cancer Screening Program (Nelcin-B3)

Association of Cardiometabolic Disease With Cancer in the Community

Automatic Cardiac Structure Contouring for Small Datasets with Cascaded Deep Learning Models

Cost-effectiveness of abbreviated-protocol MRI screening for women with mammographically dense breasts in a national breast cancer screening program

Deep Learning Reconstruction Shows Better Lung Nodule Detection for Ultra-Low-Dose Chest CT

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