prof. dr. G.H. (Truuske) de Bock

Professor of Oncological Epidemiology

prof. dr. G.H. (Truuske) de Bock


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.

  1. Diet Quality and Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers Risk: A Meta-Analysis and Critical Assessment of Evidence Quality

    Moazzen, S., van der Sloot, K. W. J., Vonk, R. J., de Bock, G. H. & Alizadeh, B. Z., 23-Jun-2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 6, p. 1-14 14 p., 1863.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Mammographic sensitivity as a function of tumor size: A novel estimation based on population-based screening data

    Wang, J., Gottschal, P., Ding, L., Veldhuizen, D. A. V., Lu, W., Houssami, N., Greuter, M. J. W. & de Bock, G. H., 9-Dec-2020, In : The Breast. 55, p. 69-74 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  1. Dataset: Inter-laboratory agreement of the Cervista HPV HR test with a second cut-off at default setting of 1.93 (A) and at new setting of 5.0 (B)

    Boers, A. (Creator), Slagter-Menkema, L. (Creator), Hemel, van, B. (Creator), Belinson, J. L. (Creator), Ruitenbeek, T. (Creator), Buikema, H. (Creator), Klip, H. (Creator), Ghyssaert, H. (Creator), Zee, van der, A. (Creator), Bock, de, T. (Creator), Schuurs-Wisman, B. (Creator) & Schuuring, E. (Creator), University of Groningen, 22-Jul-2014


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  1. Dutch National Health Council (External organisation)

    Geertruida H. Bock, de (Member)


    Activity: MembershipMembership of councilAcademic

  2. Integraal Kankercentrum Nederland (IKNL) (External organisation)

    Geertruida H. Bock, de (Member)


    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

  3. Integraal Kankercentrum Nederland (IKNL) (External organisation)

    Geertruida H de Bock (Member)


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