Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence

Sophie Lebel, Gozde Ozakinci, Gerald Humphris, Belinda Thewes, Judith Prins, Andreas Dinkel, Phyllis Butow

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

71 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)


1. Despite a rapidly growing research interest in FCR, lack of consensus on definition and measurement including clinical FCR, sparse model development and testing, and limited available clinical interventions have impeded knowledge transfer into patient services.
2. To move forward, a 2-day colloquium was held in Ottawa, Canada in August 2015 to progress knowledge and identify future research directions.
3. A comprehensive research program was proposed, including development of a clinical definition, an updated review of screening measures, and a review of existing interventions.
4. A new special interest group was created with the International Psychosocial Oncology Society (IPOS) to facilitate the implementation of this research program and future international collaborations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Early online date18 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • Fear of cancer recurrence
  • Knowledge gap
  • Expert opinion
  • Editorial
  • Future research directions


Dive into the research topics of 'Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this