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In my doctoral research I investigated the quality of life of cancer survivors who were diagnosed with cancer 5-15 years ago. We wanted to know how much influence cancer still has on people who had cancer long ago. In 2007, this resulted in a dissertation, which showed that cancer survivors generally thought their quality of life was good, but that they often still suffered from side effects from the disease or its treatment. I continued with this research and it now has a broader scope. We currently include patients from diagnosis onwards and follow them for years. In addition to quality of life, we also investigate broader concepts such as depression and fatigue. Besides questionnaires, we now also collect data by means of blood samples, Actigraphs, Fitbits, online food diaries and scales. We are also investigating this in patients with rare tumors, such as thyroid cancer.

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  1. The course of peripheral neuropathy and its association with health-r…

    Bonhof, C. S., van de Poll-Franse, L. V., Wasowicz, D. K., Beerepoot, L. V., Vreugdenhil, G., & Mols, F. (2021). The course of peripheral neuropathy and its association with health-related quality of life among colorectal cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 15(2), 190-200.
  2. Heterogeneity in quality of life of long-term colon cancer survivors …

    Clouth, F. J., Moncada-Torres, A., Geleijnse, G., Mols, F., van Erning, F. N., de Hingh, I. H. J. T., Pauws, S. C., van de Poll-Franse, L., & Vermunt, J. (2021). Heterogeneity in quality of life of long-term colon cancer survivors: A latent class analysis of the population-based PROFILES registry. The Oncologist, 26(3), e492-e499.
  3. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy after modern treatment of …

    Eikeland, S. A., Smeland, K. B., Mols, F., Fagerli, U., Bersvendsen, S., Kiserud, C. E., & Fossa, A. (2021). Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy after modern treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma: Symptom burden and quality of life. Acta Oncologica, 60(7), 911-920.
  4. Untangling the relationship between negative illness perceptions and …

    Jabbarian, L. J., Rietjens, J. A., Mols, F., Oude Groeniger, J., van der Heide, A., & Korfage, I. J. (2021). Untangling the relationship between negative illness perceptions and worse quality of life in patients with advanced cancer: A study from the population-based PROFILES registry. Supportive Care in Cancer, 185.
  5. Associations of the dietary World Cancer Research Fund/American Insti…

    Kenkhuis, M. L., van der Linden, B. W. A., Breedveld-Peters, J. J. L., Koole, J. L., van Roekel, E. H., Breukink, S. O., Mols, F., Weijenberg, M. P., & Bours, M. J. L. (2021). Associations of the dietary World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) recommendations with patient-reported outcomes in colorectal cancer survivors 2–10 years post-diagnosis: A cross-sectional analysis. British Journal of Nutrition, 125(10), 1188-1200.

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