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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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Recent publications

  1. Association between peripheral neuropathy and sleep quality among col…

    Bonhof, C., van de Poll-Franse, L. V., de Hingh, I. H. J. T., Nefs, G. M., Vreugdenhil, G., & Mols, F. (2022). Association between peripheral neuropathy and sleep quality among colorectal cancer patients from diagnosis until 2-year follow-up: Results from the PROFILES registry. Journal of Cancer Survivorship.
  2. Symptoms of pre-treatment anxiety are associated with the development…

    Bonhof, C. S., van de Graaf, D. L., Wasowicz, D. K., Vreugdenhil, G., & Mols, F. (2022). Symptoms of pre-treatment anxiety are associated with the development of chronic peripheral neuropathy among colorectal cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 30(6), 5421-5429.
  3. A new three-step method for using inverse propensity weighting with l…

    Clouth, F. J., Pauws, S., Mols, F., & Vermunt, J. K. (2022). A new three-step method for using inverse propensity weighting with latent class analysis. Advances in Data Analysis and Classification.
  4. Longitudinal associations of fiber, vegetable, and fruit intake with …

    Kenkhuis, M. F., van Duijnhoven, F. J. B., van Roekel, E. H., Breedveld - Peters, J. J. L., Breukink, S. O., Janssen-Heijnen, M. L., Keulen, E. T. P., Mols, F., Weijenberg, M. P., & Bours, M. J. L. (2022). Longitudinal associations of fiber, vegetable, and fruit intake with quality of life and fatigue in colorectal cancer survivors up to 24 months post-treatment. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 115(3), 822-832.
  5. Patient-reported outcomes during repetitive oxaliplatin-based pressur…

    Lurvink, R. J., Rovers, K. P., Wassenaar, E. C. E., Bakkers, C., Burger, J. W. A., Creemers, G-J. M., Los, M., Mols, F., Wiezer, M. J., Nienhuijs, S. W., Boerma, D., & de Hingh, I. H. J. T. (2022). Patient-reported outcomes during repetitive oxaliplatin-based pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy for isolated unresectable colorectal peritoneal metastases in a multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 trial (CRC-PIPAC). Surgical Endoscopy, 36(6), 4486-4498.

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