Publications by authors named "Geertruida H de Bock"

100Publications

F-FDG PET/CT Scans Can Identify Sub-Groups of NSCLC Patients with High Glucose Uptake in the Majority of Their Tumor Lesions.

J Cancer 2021 1;12(2):562-570. Epub 2021 Jan 1.

University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ, Groningen, the Netherlands. Department of Medical Oncology.

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January 2021

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

Breast 2020 Dec 9;55:69-74. Epub 2020 Dec 9.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Epidemiology, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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December 2020

The effect of treatment modifications by an onco-geriatric MDT on one-year mortality, days spent at home and postoperative complications.

J Geriatr Oncol 2020 Dec 17. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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December 2020

General practitioners' approaches to prostate-specific antigen testing in the north-east of the Netherlands.

BMC Fam Pract 2020 12 17;21(1):270. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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December 2020

Is Ultrasound an Accurate Alternative for Mammography in Breast Cancer Screening in an Asian Population? A Meta-Analysis.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2020 Nov 21;10(11). Epub 2020 Nov 21.

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University, 22 Qixiangtai Street, Heping District, Tianjin 300070, China.

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November 2020

Frailty is associated with decline in health-related quality of life of patients treated for head and neck cancer.

Oral Oncol 2020 Dec 9;111:105020. Epub 2020 Oct 9.

University of Groningen, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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December 2020

Perioperative telemonitoring of older adults with cancer: Can we connect them all?

J Geriatr Oncol 2020 Nov 4;11(8):1244-1249. Epub 2020 Sep 4.

Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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November 2020

Staple Food Fortification with Folic Acid and Iron and Gastrointestinal Cancers: Critical Appraisal of Long-Term National Fortification.

Nutr Cancer 2020 Aug 10:1-5. Epub 2020 Aug 10.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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August 2020

Assessment of Diet Quality and Adherence to Dietary Guidelines in Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Nutrients 2020 Jul 27;12(8). Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9700RB Groningen, The Netherlands.

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July 2020

Feasibility of Perioperative eHealth Interventions for Older Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review.

J Am Med Dir Assoc 2020 Dec 18;21(12):1844-1851.e2. Epub 2020 Jul 18.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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December 2020

Postoperative recovery of accelerometer-based physical activity in older cancer patients.

Eur J Surg Oncol 2020 Nov 24;46(11):2083-2090. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Department of Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700, RB, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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November 2020

Systematic review and meta-analysis of diet quality and colorectal cancer risk: is the evidence of sufficient quality to develop recommendations?

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2020 Jul 2:1-10. Epub 2020 Jul 2.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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July 2020

Remote Home Monitoring of Older Surgical Cancer Patients: Perspective on Study Implementation and Feasibility.

Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Jan 29;28(1):67-78. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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January 2021

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

Nutrients 2020 Jun 23;12(6). Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9712 CP Groningen, The Netherlands.

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June 2020

Cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography in heavy smokers: a microsimulation modelling study.

Eur J Cancer 2020 08 18;135:121-129. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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August 2020

Adding diagnostic laparoscopy to computed tomography for the evaluation of peritoneal metastases in patients with colorectal cancer: A retrospective cohort study.

Surg Oncol 2020 Jun 15;33:135-140. Epub 2020 Feb 15.

Department of Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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June 2020

Predictors for distant metastasis in head and neck cancer, with emphasis on age.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Jan 15;278(1):181-190. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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January 2021

Deep learning for automated exclusion of cardiac CT examinations negative for coronary artery calcium.

Eur J Radiol 2020 Aug 3;129:109114. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Radiation Oncology, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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August 2020

The association of preoperative anxiety and depression with neurocognitive disorder following oncological surgery.

J Surg Oncol 2020 09 17;122(3):564-565. Epub 2020 May 17.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Hanzeplein, The Netherlands.

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September 2020

Is Gliclazide Associated with a Lower Obesity-Related Cancer Risk Compared to Other Sulfonylureas? A Long-term Prospective Cohort Study.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2020 Aug 13;29(8):1596-1605. Epub 2020 May 13.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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August 2020

The cost-effectiveness of digital breast tomosynthesis in a population breast cancer screening program.

Eur Radiol 2020 Oct 7;30(10):5437-5445. Epub 2020 May 7.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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October 2020

Optimization of CT windowing for diagnosing invasiveness of adenocarcinoma presenting as sub-solid nodules.

Eur J Radiol 2020 Jul 25;128:108981. Epub 2020 Apr 25.

Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Centre of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Department of Radiology, Tianjin, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

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July 2020

Systematic Review of Factors Affecting Quality of Life After Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy.

Ann Surg Oncol 2020 Oct 26;27(10):3973-3983. Epub 2020 Apr 26.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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October 2020

Outcome of Quality of Life for Women Undergoing Autologous versus Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2020 05;145(5):1109-1123

From the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical Center Leeuwarden.

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May 2020

Clinical characteristics and work-up of small to intermediate-sized pulmonary nodules in a Chinese dedicated cancer hospital.

Cancer Biol Med 2020 Feb;17(1):199-207

Department of Radiology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin, Tianjin's Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Tianjin 300060, China.

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February 2020

High pATM is Associated With Poor Local Control in Supraglottic Cancer Treated With Radiotherapy.

Laryngoscope 2020 08 10;130(8):1954-1960. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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August 2020

A Subsolid Nodules Imaging Reporting System (SSN-IRS) for Classifying 3 Subtypes of Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma.

Clin Lung Cancer 2020 07 6;21(4):314-325.e4. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

Department of Radiology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Centre of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin, The People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

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July 2020

Biological tumor markers associated with local control after primary radiotherapy in laryngeal cancer: A systematic review.

Clin Otolaryngol 2020 07 23;45(4):486-494. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Dept. of Epidemiology and Statistics, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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July 2020

Feasibility of endometrial sampling by vaginal tampons in women with Lynch syndrome.

BMC Womens Health 2020 03 17;20(1):54. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700, RB, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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March 2020

Folic Acid Supplement Intake and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women; A Case Control Study.

Ann Glob Health 2020 02 27;86(1):23. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, NL.

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February 2020

Low skeletal muscle mass and postoperative morbidity in surgical oncology: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2020 06 3;11(3):636-649. Epub 2020 Mar 3.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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June 2020

Distinct Biomarker Profiles and Clinical Characteristics in T1-T2 Glottic and Supraglottic Carcinomas.

Laryngoscope 2020 12 17;130(12):2825-2832. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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December 2020

The association between the inflammatory response to surgery and postoperative complications in older patients with cancer; a prospective prognostic factor study.

J Geriatr Oncol 2020 Jun 6;11(5):873-879. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Surgery, Hanzeplein 1, 9700, RB, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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June 2020

Before it catches the eye….

Ann Transl Med 2019 Dec;7(Suppl 8):S274

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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December 2019

Comparison of health behaviours between cancer survivors and the general population: a cross-sectional analysis of the Lifelines cohort.

J Cancer Surviv 2020 06 14;14(3):377-385. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1 (9713 GZ), Groningen, The Netherlands.

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June 2020

The association of preoperative anxiety and depression with neurocognitive disorder following oncological surgery.

J Surg Oncol 2020 Mar 12;121(4):676-687. Epub 2020 Jan 12.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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March 2020

Comparison of Veterans Affairs, Mayo, Brock classification models and radiologist diagnosis for classifying the malignancy of pulmonary nodules in Chinese clinical population.

Transl Lung Cancer Res 2019 Oct;8(5):605-613

Department of Radiology, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, National Clinical Research Centre of Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin 300060, China.

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October 2019

Patients with head and neck cancer: Are they frailer than patients with other solid malignancies?

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2020 Jan 30;29(1):e13170. Epub 2019 Sep 30.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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January 2020

Geriatric assessment of patients treated for cutaneous head and neck malignancies in a tertiary referral center: Predictors of postoperative complications.

Eur J Surg Oncol 2020 01 10;46(1):123-130. Epub 2019 Aug 10.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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January 2020

CT-measured skeletal muscle mass used to assess frailty in patients with head and neck cancer.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2019 10 27;10(5):1060-1069. Epub 2019 May 27.

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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October 2019

Methods of computed tomography screening and management of lung cancer in Tianjin: design of a population-based cohort study.

Cancer Biol Med 2019 Feb;16(1):181-188

Department of Radiology,Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin, Tianjin's Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Tianjin 300060, China.

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February 2019

The systemic impact of a surgical procedure in older oncological patients.

Eur J Surg Oncol 2019 Aug 3;45(8):1403-1409. Epub 2019 May 3.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Surgery, Hanzeplein 1, 9700, RB, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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August 2019

Determinants of health-related quality of life in elderly ovarian cancer patients: The role of frailty and dependence.

Gynecol Oncol 2019 06 29;153(3):610-615. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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June 2019

Acceptance of contralateral reduction mammoplasty after oncoplastic breast conserving surgery: A semi-structured qualitative interview study.

Breast 2019 Jun 25;45:97-103. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Surgical Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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June 2019

Should women with a BRCA1/2 mutation aged 60 and older be offered intensified breast cancer screening? - A cost-effectiveness analysis.

Breast 2019 Jun 12;45:82-88. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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June 2019

What is the added value of digital image analysis of HER2 immunohistochemistry in breast cancer in clinical practice? A study with multiple platforms.

Histopathology 2019 May 1;74(6):917-924. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Pathology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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May 2019

Optimal unidirectional switch designs.

Stat Med 2018 11 12;37(25):3573-3588. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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November 2018

HER2 immunohistochemistry in endometrial and ovarian clear cell carcinoma: discordance between antibodies and with in-situ hybridisation.

Histopathology 2018 Nov 19;73(5):852-863. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Pathology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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November 2018

Cholesterol profile in women with premature menopause after risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy.

Fam Cancer 2019 01;18(1):19-27

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713GZ, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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January 2019

Azathioprine to mycophenolate mofetil transition and risk of squamous cell carcinoma after lung transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2018 07 19;37(7):853-859. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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July 2018

Incidence of isolated local breast cancer recurrence and contralateral breast cancer: A systematic review.

Breast 2018 Jun 2;39:70-79. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, P.O. Box 1568, 3500BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening and diagnosis in women with dense breasts - a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Cancer 2018 04 3;18(1):380. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30.001, 9700RB, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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April 2018

High-pitch versus sequential mode for coronary calcium in individuals with a high heart rate: Potential for dose reduction.

J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2018 Jul - Aug;12(4):298-304. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Center for Medical Imaging North-East Netherlands (CMI-NEN), Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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November 2018

A modelling study to evaluate the costs and effects of lowering the starting age of population breast cancer screening.

Maturitas 2018 Mar 15;109:81-88. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, PO Box 30.001, 9700RB Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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March 2018

Digital image analysis of Ki67 proliferation index in breast cancer using virtual dual staining on whole tissue sections: clinical validation and inter-platform agreement.

Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018 May 18;169(1):33-42. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, PO Box 30001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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May 2018

Pretreatment identification of patients likely to have pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2018 Feb 15;33(2):149-157. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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February 2018

Reply to comment on: Incidence and predictors of postoperative delirium after cytoreduction surgery-hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

J Surg Oncol 2018 03 11;117(4):808. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Department of Surgical Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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March 2018

Prognostic factors for local recurrence of squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva: A systematic review.

Gynecol Oncol 2018 03 12;148(3):622-631. Epub 2017 Nov 12.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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March 2018

Folic acid intake and folate status and colorectal cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Clin Nutr 2018 12 28;37(6 Pt A):1926-1934. Epub 2017 Oct 28.

School of Medicine, Health Service Management Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 51666114731, Iran. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Relationship between nodule count and lung cancer probability in baseline CT lung cancer screening: The NELSON study.

Lung Cancer 2017 11 1;113:45-50. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Center for Medical Imaging - North East Netherlands, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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November 2017

Vitamin Status and the Development of Postoperative Cognitive Decline in Elderly Surgical Oncologic Patients.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Jan 20;25(1):231-238. Epub 2017 Oct 20.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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January 2018

Disagreement of diameter and volume measurements for pulmonary nodule size estimation in CT lung cancer screening.

Thorax 2018 08 22;73(8):779-781. Epub 2017 Oct 22.

Center for Medical Imaging - North East Netherlands, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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August 2018

Incidence and predictors of postoperative delirium after cytoreduction surgery-hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

J Surg Oncol 2018 Feb 20;117(2):260-268. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Department of Surgical Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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February 2018

Psychological effects of the intensified follow-up of the CEAwatch trial after treatment for colorectal cancer.

PLoS One 2017 18;12(9):e0184740. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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October 2017

Surgical volume and conversion rate in laparoscopic hysterectomy: does volume matter? A multicenter retrospective cohort study.

Surg Endosc 2018 Feb 25;32(2):1021-1026. Epub 2017 Aug 25.

Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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February 2018

Digital image analysis of HER2 immunohistochemistry in gastric- and oesophageal adenocarcinoma: a validation study on biopsies and surgical specimens.

Histopathology 2018 Jan 12;72(2):191-200. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Department of Pathology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

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January 2018