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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. 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. 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.
  3. Longitudinal associations of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and clinica…

    Révész, D., Bours, M. J., Wegdam, J. A., Keulen, E. T. P., Breukink, S. O., Slooter, G. D., Vogelaar, F. J., Weijenberg, M. P., & Mols, F. (2021). Longitudinal associations of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and clinical factors with alcohol consumption in colorectal cancer survivors up to 2 years post-diagnosis. Supportive Care in Cancer.
  4. Diagnosed with a common cancer at an unusual age - Causal attribution…

    Staal, D. P., Vlooswijk, C., Mols, F., Lidington, E., van der Graaf, W. T. A., Bijlsma, R. M., & Husson, O. (2021). Diagnosed with a common cancer at an unusual age: Causal attributions of survivors of adolescent and young adult colorectal cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29(1), 409-416.
  5. Perceived care and well-being of patients with cancer and matched nor…

    van de Poll-Franse, L., de Rooij, B. H., Horevoorts, N. J. E., May, A. M., comprehensive, N., Koopman, M., van Laarhoven, H. W. M., Besselink, M. G., Oerlemans, S., Husson, O., Beijer, S., Ezendam, N. P. M., Raijmakers, N. J. H., Wollersheim, B. M., Hoedjes, M., Siesling, S., van Eenbergen, M. C., & Mols, F. (2021). Perceived care and well-being of patients with cancer and matched norm participants in the COVID-19 crisis: Results of a survey of participants in the Dutch PROFILES registry. JAMA Oncology, 7(2), 279-284.

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