|Research and teaching mandate (leeropdracht)
||Taking social responsibility is important in medical research. This means that the results of my research are aimed to contribute to sustainable care in which quality of life and cost control have a central role. Sustainable cancer screening implies that people will be screened only if they have an increased chance of a longer life or improved quality of life at acceptable costs. My research therefore focuses on identifying those at an increased risk to develop cancer, assessing the effects of cancer treatment and estimating the optimal screening strategy. Systematic literature review, analysis of clinical cohorts, computer simulations and decision models are among the most important methods in this research.