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Research interests

In cooperation with the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation I am doing research on the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment on the psysical and psycosocial functioning of cancer survivors.

Besides quality of life, we investigate health status, disease-specific symptoms, fatigue, anxiety, depression, personality and health care use. Our studies have a longitudinal design in order to study changes over time. For instance, we want to know wheter certain side-effects diminish or occur at a later stage. At the moment, my research is focussed on side-effects of chemotherapy like chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. 

The data of my projects are freely available through the PROFILES registry (www.profilesregistry.nl)



Dr. F.Mols gives the following subjects:

Current courses

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PhD supervision

PhD students whom I co-supervise(d);

2009-2013; Olga Husson. Information provision and patient reported outcomes in cancer survivors; with a special focus on thyroid cancer. Defence; March 1st 2013.

2009-2014; Simone Oerlemans. Late effects and long-term health related quality of life in lymphoma patients. Defence; November 7th 2014.

2012-2016; Tonneke Beijers. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: an underestimated side-effect with major impact on quality of life. Defence: December 13th, 2016

2015-2019; Cynthia Bonhof. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

2016-2020; Mies van Eenbergen. Internet use among cancer patients. 

2017-2021; Lianne Verdonschot. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

2018-2022; Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis. WCRF/AICR lifestyle recommendations among colorectal cancer patients?

2018-2022; Sandra van Cappellen. OPTIMUM study.


External positions

Commission Research and Implementation (KWF kankerbestrijding)

1 Sep 2017 → …

Psycho-oncological research (Integraal Kankercentrum Nederland)

1 Jan 2017 → …


  • Quality Of Life
  • Health Care Utilisation
  • Well-Being
  • Personality
  • Scalp Cooling
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Quality Of Care

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Research Output 2004 2019

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

Financial toxicity is more than costs of care: The relationship between employment and financial toxicity in long-term cancer survivors

Pearce, A., Tomalin, B., Kaambwa, B., Horevoorts, N. J. E., Duijts, S., Mols, F., van der Poll-Franse, L. V. & Koczwara, B., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 13, 1, p. 10-20 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Survival Rate
Logistic Models
3 Downloads (Pure)

Illness perceptions are associated with higher health care use in survivors of endometrial cancer: A study from the population-based PROFILES registry

Thong, M. S. Y., Mols, F., Kaptein, A. A., Boll, D., Vos, C., Pijnenborg, J. M. A., van de Poll-Franse, L. V. & Ezendam, N. P. M., 2019, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 27, 5, p. 1935-1944

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Endometrial Neoplasms
Delivery of Health Care
Family Physicians
Health Personnel

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., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 23, 4, p. 808-817 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Pelvic Floor
Medically Unexplained Symptoms