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Luuk van Duuren

PhD Candidate
Luuk van Duuren

Research group

Evaluation of screening
Luuk van Duuren

Isn’t it fascinating that mathematics can save lives?! At Public Health Rotterdam, I aim to do so by combining my background in econometrics (MSc Quantitative Logistics) and natural sciences (BSc Applied Mathematics/Applied Physics) with public health.

My research focuses on how to use machine learning techniques to personalise screening policies, particularly for colorectal cancer. We aim to use an individual’s screening results obtained in the past to personalise their screening interval. This way, we should be able to target the screening programme to individuals with a higher risk, reducing the burdens and costs of the programme at population level on the one hand and increasing the life-years gained due to the programme on the other hand.

Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Internal post address Na-2401
P.O. Box 2040
3000 CA Rotterdam

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Erasmus MC
Building: NA-23
Dr. Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam

Publications list

Most relevant publications

An Evolutionary Algorithm to Personalize Stool-based Colorectal Cancer Screening

Luuk A. van Duuren, Jonathan Ozik, Remy Spliet, Nicholson T. Collier, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar and Reinier G.S. Meester

Frontiers in Physiology

Population-level impact of the BMJ Rapid Recommendation for colorectal cancer screening: a microsimulation analysis

Luuk A van Duuren, Jean-Luc Bulliard, Ella Mohr, Rosita van den Puttelaar, Ekaterina Plys, Karen Brändle, Douglas A Corley, Florian Froehlich, Kevin Selby, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar

BMJ Open Gastroenterology

2020-2025 – PhD Health Sciences – Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam

2021-2023 – MSc Health Sciences – Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam

2019-2021 – MSc Econometrics & Management Science – Erasmus University Rotterdam
2018-2019 – Pre-master Econometrics & Management Science – Erasmus University Rotterdam

2015-2018 – BSc Applied Mathematics – Delft University of Technology
2015-2018 – BSc Applied Physics – Delft University of Technology


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