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Family experiences after parental cancer

13 October 2010

PhD ceremony: Ms. S.M. Donofrio, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Family experiences after parental cancer

Promotor(s): prof. H.B.M. van de Wiel, prof. H.J. Hoekstra, prof. T.A. van der Graaf

Faculty: Medical Sciences


The news that one of the parents has cancer, is very distressing for dependent children. Especially since cancer is associated with lengthy and intense treatment. Furthermore, the uncertainty about the patient’s outcome raises existential concerns. This research focuses on understanding the effects of parental cancer on parents and children and examines possible risk factors associated with family members’ distress and emotional and behavioral functioning.



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