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Prof Monique Roobol.

Monique Roobol , epidemiologist, is Professor Decision Making in Urology and the Head of the scientific research office within the Department of Urology at Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands since 1991. She is the PI of the European Randomized study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC: ), she co-developed the “Rotterdam Prostate Cancer Risk calculator:, and is co-PI of global studies on active surveillance: PRIAS ( and GAP3 (

Since 2018 she is part of the PIONEER European network for big data in prostate cancer (,co-academic lead of another big data project for prostate ,breast and lung cancer OPTIMA ( and co-lead in the EAU led project on awareness and initiatives in prostate cancer screening in the EU (PRAISE-U; ).

She is board member of the ERSPC Foundation, and the  chairwoman of the Dutch Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (SWOP), (co)-authored over 450 scientific publications, book chapters and reviews. Her motto is: translate research into useful tools for use within clinical practice:  ”Bridging the gap between epidemiology and urology”