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Monique Roobol

Monique J Roobol MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Monique Roobol is Associate Professor and the Head of the scientific research office within the Department of Urology at Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has a masters and a PhD degree in epidemiology.

The scientific research office performs and supports several clinical and population-based screening studies. On average five PhD students are working under Dr. Roobol’s guidance. She is responsible for the Dutch part of the European Randomized study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC; www.erspc.org), the Prostate Cancer Research International Active Surveillance (www.prias-project.org) and the Movember Global Action Plan-3 (active surveillance). She is a board member of the ERSPC study group, the ERSPC Foundation as well as the Dutch Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (SWOP). She is also an active member of the Epidemiology Committee of the ERSPC. Her main interest is in predictive modeling (www.prostatecancer-riskcalculator.com).

Dr. Roobol has (co)-authored over 250 scientific publications, book chapters and reviews. She is an invited speaker at major urological congresses such as American Urology Association, European Association of Urology (EAU), American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium and Société Internationale d'Urologie.

Dr. Roobol’s research has been awarded with several prices, such as the bi-annual “van Stockum prize” from the Dutch Urological Association for best thesis, the EAU best clinical paper of the year 2009, the European Urology Platinum Award 2011 and the BJUI best urological mobile application award 2015.


I have no disclosures except : I am in the advisory board of OPKO health.