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    5037 AB Tilburg


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Research interests

As an assistant professor and fellow of the Dutch Cancer Society I am studying the relation between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. Due to the aging population and cardio-toxic cancer-therapies there is an increasing group of cancer patients who are diagnosed with cardiovascular co-morbidity. In the Netherlands it is estimated that around 20% of all patients have a CVD at the time of diagnosis. Moreover, a recent report by the Dutch Cancer Society estimated that another 35-65% develops a CVD within 5 years after diagnosis. Despite the large number of cancer patients with co-morbid CVD, the underlying mechanisms relating both conditions are unknown. More specifically, I aim to identify (1) predictors for the development and progression of cardiovascular co-morbidities and (2) behavioral and pathophysiological mechanisms through which these factors are involved in the pathogenesis of CVD.

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  • Aftercare Oncology
  • Heart And Vascular Diseases
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Stress And Disease

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 23 Article
  • 4 Comment/Letter to the editor

Age-related differences in health-related quality of life among thyroid cancer survivors compared with a normative sample: Results from the PROFILES registry

Mols, F., Schoormans, D., Smit, J. W. A., Netea-Maier, R. T., Links, T. P., Van der Graaf, W. T. A. & Husson, O., 2019, In : Head & Neck. 40, 10, p. 2235-2245

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Young Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies

Long-term outcomes after surgery involving the pelvic floor in rectal cancer: Physical activity quality of life and health status

Koëter, T., Bonhof, C. S., Schoormans, D., Martijnse, I. S., Langenhoff, B. S., Zimmerman, D. D. E., Mols, F. & Wasowicz, D. K., 2019, In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 23, 4, p. 808-817

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Pelvic Floor

Visualization of cancer and cardiovascular disease co-occurence with network methods

Duarte, C. W., Lindner, V., Francis, S. A. & Schoormans, D., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Uterine Neoplasms
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Hodgkin Disease
4 Downloads (Pure)

Incidence of cardiovascular disease up to 13 year after cancer diagnosis: A matched cohort study among 32 757 cancer survivors

Schoormans, D., Vissers, P. A. J., van Herk-Sukel, M. P. P., Denollet, J., Pedersen, S. S., Dalton, S. O., Rottmann, N. & van der Poll-Franse, L. V., 2018, In : Cancer Medicine. 7, 10, p. 4952-4963

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
3 Downloads (Pure)

Leukocyte telomere length and personality: Associations with the big five and type d personality traits

Schoormans, D., Verhoeven, J. E., Denollet, J., van de Poll-Franse, L. V. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., 2018, In : Psychological Medicine. 48, 6, p. 1008-1019

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Cell Aging