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Currently I am working as an assistant professor at Tilburg University on biological mechanisms in cancer survivorship. My research focusses on (late) effects of cancer and cancer treatment, such as increased fatigue, cognitive problems, depression and anxiety, and co-morbid conditions, like cardiovascular disease (CVD). Decades of research in psycho-oncology have demonstrated that many cancer survivors are affected by these late effects which negatively impact their health-related quality of life. My research focusses on whether disturbances/alterations in biological mechanisms due to cancer(treatment), such as increased inflammation, enhanced cellular ageing, or disturbed HPA-axis functioning are involved in poor cancer survivorship. One of my key areas of expertise within the field of cancer survivorship is cardiovascular (late-)effects. Many cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing CVD, due to common risk factors for both cancer

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Recent publications

  1. Type D personality associated with increased risk for mortality in ad…

    Kauw, D., Schoormans, D., Sieswerda, G. T., van Melle, J. P., Vliegen, H. W., van Dijk, A. P. J., Hulsbergen-Zwarts, M. S., Post, M. C., Ansink, T. J., Mulder, B. J. M., Bouma, B. J., & Schuuring, M. J. (2022). Type D personality associated with increased risk for mortality in adults with congenital heart disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 37(2), 192-196.
  2. Self-perceived cognitive functioning and quality of life among cancer…

    Oerlemans, S., Schagen, S. B., van den Hurk, C. J., Husson, O., Schoormans, D., & van de Poll-franse, L. V. (2022). Self-perceived cognitive functioning and quality of life among cancer survivors: Results from the PROFILES registry. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 16(2), 303-313.
  3. The relation between sleep quality, sleep quantity, and gastrointesti…

    Schoormans, D., van Es, B., Mols, F., Wasowicz, D., Beijer, S., & Ezendam, N. P. M. (2022). The relation between sleep quality, sleep quantity, and gastrointestinal problems among colorectal cancer survivors: Result from the PROFILES registry. Supportive Care in Cancer, 30(2), 1391-1398.
  4. Changes in perceived stress and lifestyle behaviors in response to th…

    Slurink, I. A. L., Smaardijk, V. R., Kop, W. J., Kupper, N., Mols, F., Schoormans, D., & Soedamah-Muthu, S. S. (2022). Changes in perceived stress and lifestyle behaviors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in The Netherlands: An online longitudinal survey study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(7), [4375].
  5. Measuring clinical, biological, and behavioral variables to elucidate…

    van de Poll-Franse, L. V., Horevoorts, N., Schoormans, D., Beijer, S., Ezendam, N. P. M., Husson, O., Oerlemans, S., Schagen, S. B., Hageman, G. J., Van Deun, K., van den Hurk, C., van Eenbergen, M., & Mols, F. (2022). Measuring clinical, biological, and behavioral variables to elucidate trajectories of patient (reported) outcomes: The PROFILES registry. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 114(6), 800-807.

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