IPOS Fear of Cancer Recurrence Special Interest Group (FORwards)

This special interest group brings together and represents the interests of IPOS members with a special interest in Fear of Cancer Recurrence.

Below is a list of the volunteers sitting on the committee:

Chair: José Custers – The Netherlands

José Custers is a behavioral scientist and works as assistant professor at the department of Medical Psychology at Radboudumc, the Netherlands. In the past 10 years, her FCR research activities followed the route from conceptualization and assessment of FCR to the development of an FCR intervention and its implementation into routine clinical care. Her current research focuses on fear of progression in advanced cancer patients receiving ongoing systemic treatments.

Christine Maheu (Deputy Chair 2023-2025) – Canada

Secretary: Cristiane Decat Bergerot – Brazil

Early-career: Lauren Rudy – Canada

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