W J Louwman

Summary

Affiliation: Eindhoven Cancer Registry
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Actual prognosis during follow-up of survivors of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the Netherlands
    Saskia A M van de Schans
    Haematologica 99:339-45. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Time trends and inter-hospital variation in treatment and axillary staging of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in the era of screening in Southern Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Breast 23:63-8. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Large variation between hospitals in follow-up for colorectal cancer in southern Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:1257-65. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint The standardised mortality ratio is unreliable for assessing quality of care in rectal cancer
    Y R B M van Gestel
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 71:209-14. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Increased adjuvant treatment and improved survival in elderly stage III colon cancer patients in The Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 23:2805-11. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Population-based survival of penile cancer patients in Europe and the United States of America: no improvement since 1990
    R H A Verhoeven
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 49:1414-21. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Educational inequalities in cancer survival: a role for comorbidities and health behaviours?
    Mieke J Aarts
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, P O Box 231, Eindhoven 5600 AE, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:365-73. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Testicular cancer in Europe and the USA: survival still rising among older patients
    R H A Verhoeven
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 24:508-13. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Influence of comorbidity and age on 1-, 2-, and 3-month postoperative mortality rates in gastrointestinal cancer patients
    Yvette R B M van Gestel
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Center South CCCS, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:371-80. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Effect of diabetes on endometrial cancer recurrence and survival
    Marjolein M J Zanders
    Department of Internal Medicine, Maxima Medical Centre, Eindhoven Veldhoven, The Netherlands
    Maturitas 74:37-43. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Actual prognosis during follow-up of survivors of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the Netherlands
    Saskia A M van de Schans
    Haematologica 99:339-45. 2014
    ..Long-lasting excess mortality among patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma indicates the need for additional care long after their diagnosis. ..
  2. doi request reprint Time trends and inter-hospital variation in treatment and axillary staging of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in the era of screening in Southern Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Breast 23:63-8. 2014
    ..To examine variation in time and place in axillary staging and treatment of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast...
  3. doi request reprint Large variation between hospitals in follow-up for colorectal cancer in southern Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:1257-65. 2013
    ..The aims of the study were to describe the follow-up of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients in southern Netherlands and examine their overall and disease-free survival...
  4. ncbi request reprint The standardised mortality ratio is unreliable for assessing quality of care in rectal cancer
    Y R B M van Gestel
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 71:209-14. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether the increased SMR was indeed related to poor quality of care or whether it could be explained by inadequate adjustment for case-mix factors...
  5. doi request reprint Increased adjuvant treatment and improved survival in elderly stage III colon cancer patients in The Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 23:2805-11. 2012
    ..We determined to what extent patients with colon cancer stage III ≥ 75 years received adjuvant chemotherapy and the impact on overall and disease-specific survival...
  6. doi request reprint Population-based survival of penile cancer patients in Europe and the United States of America: no improvement since 1990
    R H A Verhoeven
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 49:1414-21. 2013
    ..We examined population-based trends in survival in Europe and the United States of America (USA)...
  7. doi request reprint Educational inequalities in cancer survival: a role for comorbidities and health behaviours?
    Mieke J Aarts
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, P O Box 231, Eindhoven 5600 AE, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:365-73. 2013
    ..To describe educational inequalities in cancer survival and to what extent these can be explained by comorbidity and health behaviours (smoking, physical activity and alcohol consumption)...
  8. doi request reprint Testicular cancer in Europe and the USA: survival still rising among older patients
    R H A Verhoeven
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 24:508-13. 2013
    ..Additionally, a model-based analysis was used to compare survival trends and relative excess risk (RER) of death between Europe and the USA adjusting for differences in age and histology...
  9. doi request reprint Influence of comorbidity and age on 1-, 2-, and 3-month postoperative mortality rates in gastrointestinal cancer patients
    Yvette R B M van Gestel
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Center South CCCS, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:371-80. 2013
    ..In this study we investigated the impact of comorbidity and age on 30-, 60-, and 90-day mortality after resection of esophageal, gastric, periampullary, colon, and rectal cancer...
  10. doi request reprint Effect of diabetes on endometrial cancer recurrence and survival
    Marjolein M J Zanders
    Department of Internal Medicine, Maxima Medical Centre, Eindhoven Veldhoven, The Netherlands
    Maturitas 74:37-43. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc Small but significant socioeconomic inequalities in axillary staging and treatment of breast cancer in the Netherlands
    M J Aarts
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, PO Box 231, 5600 AE, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 107:12-7. 2012
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Treatment and survival of patients with small-cell lung cancer: small steps forward, but not for patients >80
    M L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Department of Research, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 23:954-60. 2012
    ..We described trends in treatment and survival of unselected SCLC patients...
  13. doi request reprint Use of primary radiotherapy for rectal cancer in the Netherlands between 1997 and 2008: a population-based study
    J J Jobsen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 24:e1-8. 2012
    ..To describe variation in the utilisation rates of primary radiotherapy for patients with rectal cancer in the Netherlands, focusing on time trends and age effects...
  14. pmc Validation, revision and extension of the Mantle Cell Lymphoma International Prognostic Index in a population-based setting
    Saskia A M van de Schans
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Haematologica 95:1503-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the Mantle Cell Lymphoma International Prognostic Index in a population-based cohort and to study the relevance of its revisions...
  15. doi request reprint Improved survival of colon cancer due to improved treatment and detection: a nationwide population-based study in The Netherlands 1989-2006
    L N van Steenbergen
    Department of Research, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 21:2206-12. 2010
    ..We described changes in treatment of colon cancer over time and the impact on survival in The Netherlands in the period 1989-2006...
  16. doi request reprint Trends in colorectal cancer in the south of the Netherlands 1975-2007: rectal cancer survival levels with colon cancer survival
    Valery Lemmens
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Acta Oncol 49:784-96. 2010
    ..Investigating long-term trends is useful for clinicians and policy makers to evaluate the impact of changes in practice and will help predict future developments...
  17. doi request reprint Cancer patients with cardiovascular disease have survival rates comparable to cancer patients within the age-cohort of 10 years older without cardiovascular morbidity
    Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Department of Research, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 76:196-207. 2010
    ..CVD had an independent prognostic effect among patients with colon, rectum and prostate cancer. This prognostic effect could not be fully explained by differences in treatment...
  18. doi request reprint Large age and hospital-dependent variation in administration of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer in southern Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 21:1273-8. 2010
    ..The purpose was to assess factors associated with the administration of chemotherapy and their relation to survival at a population-based level...
  19. doi request reprint Impact of alopecia and scalp cooling on the well-being of breast cancer patients
    Corina J G van den Hurk
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South CCCS, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 19:701-9. 2010
    ..This is the first study designed to assess the effect of scalp cooling on well-being...
  20. doi request reprint Improving lymph node detection in colon cancer in community hospitals and their pathology department in southern Netherlands
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Surg Oncol 36:135-40. 2010
    ..The aim was to investigate whether a set of measures directed at increasing lymph node (LN) detection among colon cancer patients led to clinically relevant changes in LN detection rate...
  21. doi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in attending the mass screening for breast cancer in the south of the Netherlands--associations with stage at diagnosis and survival
    M J Aarts
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 128:517-25. 2011
    ..Despite the absence of financial barriers for participation in the Dutch mass-screening program, socioeconomic inequalities in attendance rates exist, and women with low SES had a significantly worse tumor stage and lower survival rate...
  22. doi request reprint Validation, revision and extension of the Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (FLIPI) in a population-based setting
    S A M van de Schans
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 20:1697-702. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (FLIPI) in a population-based cohort and to study the relevance of revision and extension of the FLIPI...
  23. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status and changing inequalities in colorectal cancer? A review of the associations with risk, treatment and outcome
    Mieke J Aarts
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 46:2681-95. 2010
    ..Upcoming mass screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) makes a review of recent literature on the association with socioeconomic status (SES) relevant, because of marked and contradictory associations with risk, treatment and outcome...
  24. doi request reprint Can first cycle CBCs predict older patients at very low risk of neutropenia during further chemotherapy?
    Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Department of Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 79:43-50. 2011
    ..Weekly CBC might be avoided in these patients receiving chemotherapy. Future prospective studies should confirm these results...
  25. doi request reprint Long-term prostate cancer survivors with low socioeconomic status reported worse mental health-related quality of life in a population-based study
    Mieke J Aarts
    Comprehensive Cancer Center South, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Urology 76:1224-30. 2010
    ..To explore whether socioeconomic status (SES) was associated with health-related quality of life (HRQL) and health care use among long-term prostate cancer survivors...
  26. ncbi request reprint Less extensive treatment and inferior prognosis for breast cancer patient with comorbidity: a population-based study
    W J Louwman
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 41:779-85. 2005
    ..3, P<0.0001). Elderly breast cancer patients can be divided in those without other diseases, who have a relatively good prognosis, and those who have at least one other serious coexistent disease and significantly poorer prognosis...
  27. doi request reprint Variation in cancer incidence in northeastern Belgium and southeastern Netherlands seems unrelated to cadmium emission of zinc smelters
    Rob H A Verhoeven
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:549-55. 2011
    ..Therefore, the long term emission of cadmium by the zinc smelters in the Kempen area did not seem to lead to an increase in the incidence of all cancers, and lung, kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular, or breast cancer...
  28. doi request reprint Improving relative survival, but large remaining differences in survival for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma across Europe and the United States from 1990 to 2004
    Saskia A M van de Schans
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Oncol 29:192-9. 2011
    ..Monitoring differential changes in population-based survival is across Europe and the United States (US) could point to progress attained and impact of application of novel treatments...
  29. doi request reprint Excess of autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders in patients with lymphoma compared with all cancer patients: a cancer registry-based analysis in the south of the Netherlands
    Saskia A M van de Schans
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Autoimmun Rev 10:228-34. 2011
    ..We investigated the association between autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders and several cancer types including lymphomas...
  30. pmc A 50% higher prevalence of life-shortening chronic conditions among cancer patients with low socioeconomic status
    W J Louwman
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, PO Box 231, Eindhoven 5600 AE, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 103:1742-8. 2010
    ..Comorbidity and socioeconomic status (SES) may be related among cancer patients...
  31. doi request reprint Chemotherapy in elderly small-cell lung cancer patients: yes we can, but should we do it?
    M L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Department of Research, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 22:821-6. 2011
    ..Elderly patients may show more toxicity due to co-morbidity. We evaluated motives for adherence to treatment guidelines, completion of treatment and toxicity...
  32. pmc Scrotal cancer: incidence, survival and second primary tumours in the Netherlands since 1989
    R H A Verhoeven
    Department of Research, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, PO Box 231, Eindhoven 5600 AE, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 103:1462-6. 2010
    ..Since the 1970s there have been few epidemiological studies of scrotal cancer. We report on the descriptive epidemiology of scrotal cancer in the Netherlands...
  33. doi request reprint Reduction of socioeconomic inequality in cancer incidence in the South of the Netherlands during 1996-2008
    M J Aarts
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 46:2633-46. 2010
    ..Cancer incidence varies according to socioeconomic status (SES) and time trends. SES category may thus point to differential effects of lifestyle changes but early detection may also affect this...
  34. doi request reprint Increasing incidence and decreasing mortality of colorectal cancer due to marked cohort effects in southern Netherlands
    Liza N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer Prev 18:145-52. 2009
    ..Changes in CRC incidence are likely to be attributed to lifestyle factors and decreasing mortality is due to earlier detection and improved treatment, especially among younger patients...
  35. doi request reprint Improvable quality of diagnostic assessment of colorectal cancer in southern Netherlands
    Liza N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:570-5. 2009
    ..To determine the extent of guideline implementation of the diagnostic approach in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) in southern Netherlands in 2005, with special focus on colonoscopy...
  36. ncbi request reprint Higher long-term cancer survival rates in southeastern Netherlands using up-to-date period analysis
    S Houterman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 17:709-12. 2006
    ..The aim was to compare long-term survival rates for different types of cancer estimated by means of up to date period analysis with those from more traditional cohort analysis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Increased health care utilisation among 10-year breast cancer survivors
    L V van de Poll-Franse
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 14:436-43. 2006
    ..We investigated self-reported health care utilisation of women who survived breast cancer for 10 years and identified predictors of health care utilisation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival of T1 and T2 lymph node-negative breast cancer patients according to Mitotic Activity Index: a population-based study
    W J Louwman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 118:2310-4. 2006
    ..For those with a T2 tumour and a MAI > or = 10 systemic therapy might have reduced mortality. The need for close surveillance of node-negative breast cancer patients with a T1 tumour and MAI < 10 seems limited...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quality of life among long-term breast cancer survivors: a systematic review
    Floortje Mols
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 41:2613-9. 2005
    ..If anything, this review shows that focusing on the long-term effects of breast cancer is important when evaluating the full extent of cancer treatment...
  40. ncbi request reprint Impact of comorbidity on treatment and prognosis of prostate cancer patients: a population-based study
    S Houterman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 58:60-7. 2006
    ..Serious comorbidity led to less aggressive treatment and negatively affected the prognosis of prostate cancer patients aged 60-79 years...
  41. ncbi request reprint [The correlation of age and comorbidity with therapy and survival in cancer patients in North-Brabant and North-Limburg, 1995-2001]
    M L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid, afd Onderzoek, Postbus 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:1686-90. 2005
    ..The question remains whether the prognosis for elderly patients with cancer would improve if more of them were treated in accordance with the guidelines, or if this will only lead to more complications...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prognostic impact of increasing age and co-morbidity in cancer patients: a population-based approach
    Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 55:231-40. 2005
    ..Future prospective studies should investigate whether the guidelines for cancer treatment should be adjusted for elderly with serious co-morbidity...
  43. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of severity of comorbidity among patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: prognostic impact independent of International Prognostic Index
    Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Br J Haematol 129:597-606. 2005
    ..Whether the less frequent prescription of (full dose) chemotherapy for patients with advanced age and/or with comorbidity is justified remains a question for debate...
  44. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant treatment for elderly patients with stage III colon cancer in the southern Netherlands is affected by socioeconomic status, gender, and comorbidity
    V E P P Lemmens
    Comprehensive Cancer Center South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Oncol 16:767-72. 2005
    ..We were interested in the pattern of adjuvant treatment and possible effects on survival among elderly patients...
  45. pmc Effect of comorbidity on the treatment and prognosis of elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    M L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Center South IKZ, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Thorax 59:602-7. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the independent effects of age and comorbidity on treatment and prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Staging in patients with locoregionally recurrent breast cancer: current practice and prospects for positron emission tomography
    F J van Oost
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Center South IKZ, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 40:1545-53. 2004
    ..We tend to conclude that in daily clinical practice there is a need for more sensitive dissemination tests for patients with a LRR of breast cancer...
  47. pmc Comorbidity has negligible impact on treatment and complications but influences survival in breast cancer patients
    S Houterman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 90:2332-7. 2004
    ..Older breast cancer patients with serious comorbidity were not treated differently and did not have more complications compared to those without comorbidity, but they exhibited a worse prognosis...
  48. ncbi request reprint Behaviour partly explains educational differences in cancer incidence in the south-eastern Netherlands: the longitudinal GLOBE study
    W J Louwman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:119-25. 2004
    ..In conclusion, a lower education is associated with increased cancer risks, which can be explained partly by behavioural factors...
  49. ncbi request reprint Greater influence of age than co-morbidity on primary treatment and complications of prostate cancer patients: an in-depth population-based study
    S Houterman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 9:179-84. 2006
    ..After adjustment for age, prostate cancer patients with co-morbidity were not treated differently, did not suffer from more complications but had a worse prognosis, compared to those without co-morbidity...
  50. ncbi request reprint Clinical epidemiology of breast cancer in the elderly
    W J Louwman
    Comprehensive Cancer Center South, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 43:2242-52. 2007
    ..Therefore, alternative research strategies are needed to understand and improve the care for the elderly breast cancer population, such as descriptive (registry-based) studies and a qualitative, individual-based approach...
  51. ncbi request reprint On the rising trends of incidence and prognosis for breast cancer patients diagnosed 1975-2004: a long-term population-based study in southeastern Netherlands
    W J Louwman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 19:97-106. 2008
    ..Much progress has been made in the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. We have assessed the changing burden of this disease, by means of a comprehensive description of trends in incidence, survival, and mortality...
  52. ncbi request reprint COPD in cancer patients: higher prevalence in the elderly, a different treatment strategy in case of primary tumours above the diaphragm, and a worse overall survival in the elderly patient
    S A M van de Schans
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, PO Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 43:2194-202. 2007
    ..Further, closer involvement of pulmonologists and COPD nurses in elderly cancer patients might be warranted...
  53. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity in older surgical cancer patients: influence on patient care and outcome
    Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 43:2179-93. 2007
    ..Prospective randomised studies are needed for refining selection criteria for surgery in elderly cancer patients and for anticipation and prevention of complications...
  54. ncbi request reprint Impact of external beam adjuvant radiotherapy on health-related quality of life for long-term survivors of endometrial adenocarcinoma: a population-based study
    Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:125-32. 2007
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Uncommon breast tumors in perspective: incidence, treatment and survival in the Netherlands
    Marieke W J Louwman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 121:127-35. 2007
    ..Communication to patients with these specific histological types should reflect this...
  56. doi request reprint Screening caused rising incidence rates of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 115:181-3. 2009
    ..A stable 60% of DCIS was screen-detected. Over 11% of breast cancer patients have DCIS. In conclusion, the incidence of DCIS increased markedly in southern Netherlands with a clear effect of mammography screening since 1992...
  57. ncbi request reprint Pathology practice patterns affect lymph node evaluation and outcome of colon cancer: a population-based study
    V E Lemmens
    Department of Research, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, Eindhoven, USA
    Ann Oncol 17:1803-9. 2006
    ..We studied determinants of this variation and its relation to survival in the south of The Netherlands...
  58. ncbi request reprint Long-term quality of life among Dutch prostate cancer survivors: results of a population-based study
    Floortje Mols
    Comprehensive Cancer Center South, Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Cancer 107:2186-96. 2006
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Negligible influence of comorbidity on prognosis of patients with small cell lung cancer: a population-based study in the Netherlands
    M L G Janssen-Heijnen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, P O Box 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 62:172-8. 2007
    ..Chemotherapy (in combination with radiotherapy) seemed to improve survival, however, toxicity and quality of life in these patients should be evaluated thoroughly in future randomized studies...
  60. pmc Was there shortening of the interval between diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer in southern Netherlands between 2005 and 2008?
    L N van Steenbergen
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South, PO Box 231, 5600 AE, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    World J Surg 34:1071-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether the interval from diagnosis to treatment for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) shortened between 2005 and 2008 in hospitals in southern Netherlands...
  61. pmc Impact of a programme of mass mammography screening for breast cancer on socio-economic variation in survival: a population-based study
    W J Louwman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, P O Box 231, 5600 AE, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 105:369-75. 2007
    ..After a systematic mass mammography breast cancer screening programme was implemented between 1991 and 1996 (attendance 80%), we evaluated its impact on survival according to socioeconomic status (SES)...
  62. doi request reprint A population-based study on the utilisation rate of primary radiotherapy for prostate cancer in 4 regions in the Netherlands, 1997-2008
    P M P Poortmans
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute Verbeeten, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Radiother Oncol 99:207-13. 2011
    ..The purpose was to study variations in utilisation rates of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT) for prostate cancer patients...
  63. ncbi request reprint [Trends in the incidence and prevalence of cancer and in the survival of patients in southeastern Netherlands, 1970-1999]
    M L Janssen-Heijnen
    Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid IKZ, Postbus 231, 5600 AE Eindhoven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:1118-26. 2003
    ..To describe the changes in incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence of cancer since 1970 in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands, the registration area of the Eindhoven Cancer Registry...
  64. ncbi request reprint Trends in breast cancer aggressiveness before the introduction of mass screening in southeastern Netherlands 1975-1989
    W J Louwman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Center South, The Netherlands
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 73:199-206. 2002
    ..We investigated whether the average aggressiveness of tumors changed over time in a population-based study, before the introduction of mass screening...
  65. doi request reprint Mapping use of radiotherapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer in the Netherlands between 1997 and 2008
    C C E Koning
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 24:e46-53. 2012
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Are patients with skin cancer at lower risk of developing colorectal or breast cancer?
    I Soerjomataram
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1421-9. 2008
    ..89). Study results suggest a beneficial effect of continuous sun exposure against colorectal cancer. The higher risk of breast cancer among CMM patients may be related to socioeconomic class, both being more common in the affluent group...
  67. pmc Increased risk of second malignancies after in situ breast carcinoma in a population-based registry
    I Soerjomataram
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 95:393-7. 2006
    ..3, 95% CI: 1.8-2.8) resembled that after invasive breast cancer (SIR: 2.2, 95% CI: 2.1-2.4). Surveillance should be directed towards second (ipsi- and contra-lateral) breast cancer...
  68. ncbi request reprint Depression and the lower risk for breast cancer development in middle-aged women: a prospective study
    I Nyklicek
    Research Unit of The Diagnostic Center Eindhoven, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ and Municipal Health Services GGD, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 33:1111-7. 2003
    ..Few studies have addressed this question using population-based cohorts and prospective designs, adjusting for known biomedical risk factors. This has been done in the present investigation...
  69. pmc Rising incidence of breast cancer among female cancer survivors: implications for surveillance
    I Soerjomataram
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 100:77-81. 2009
    ..A marked rise in breast cancer incidence among female cancer survivors was observed. Research to optimise follow-up strategies for these women to detect breast cancer at an early stage is warranted...
  70. pmc Excess mortality from breast cancer 20 years after diagnosis when life expectancy is normal
    W J Louwman
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, PO Box 231, Eindhoven, 5600 AE, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 84:700-3. 2001
    ..1-1.5), but lower after more than 20 years (SMR: 0.6; 95% CI: 0.4-0.7). Despite a normal (or even improved) life expectancy for breast cancer patients 20 years after diagnosis the risk of dying from this disease remained elevated...