About 30-40% of the growing group of cancer survivors experiences long-term or late effects of either the disease or its treatment. These effects, which can be physical, psychological, or social, impede their quality of life and cause huge societal costs. The Netherlands Cancer Institute is a leading institute in the field of cancer survivorship research and care.
It is our mission to increase our knowledge about general and individual risk factors for quality of life problems, and to implement these new insights into our everyday clinical practice. This should ultimately lead to personalized survivorship care integrated in cancer treatment itself.