Prof. dr. Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, PhD is group leader at the Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology and Survivorship theme leader at The Netherlands Cancer Institute and senior-researcher at The Comprehensive Cancer Organisation the Netherlands.
She is an epidemiologist by training and after her PhD she worked as a research fellow at the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA; the Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
She currently leads a research group at the NCI and CCON that includes 11 PhD students, 5 post-docs and 5 research assistants working in the field of physical and psychosocial issues of cancer survivorship. Lonneke has published over 275 peer-reviewed papers and has an H-index of 60 (Google Scholar). She has obtained over 11 million euro for grants where she acted as formal (co-)applicant. In 2009 she received a personal research award by the Dutch Cancer Society to set up her own research line in cancer survivorship. In that same year she set up the PROFILES (Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial treatment and Long-term Evaluation of Survivorship) registry that combines population-based cancer registry data with patient reported outcomes. PROFILES registry has collected PRO data from over 25.000 cancer patients and survivors that is shared with the academic community for free. Prof van de Poll is involved in several international collaborations such as the Diabetes and Cancer Study group, the European Cancer Pharmaco-Epidemiology group and the EORTC Quality of Life Group. Between 2014 and 2017 she was chair of the latter.