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A quick review of what was published in the QOL Newsletter 20 years ago showed that the evaluation of health-related quality of life in cancer patients was a concern and an imperative for the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Group.
We invite you to rediscover this article published in the issue number 13-14 of the QOL Newsletter.
The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Modular Approach to Quality of Life Assessment in Oncology: An Update
By Cull A, Aaronson N, Ahmedzai S, Fayers P, De Haes H, Kaasa S, Kiebert W, Sprangers M, Sullivan M, on behalf of the EORTC Study Group on Quality of Life.
From there, the EORTC QOL Group has considerably evolved and developed.
Nineteen modules are now validated (only four described in the 1995 paper), and 31 are in development (six were announced in the 1995 article).
As of other on-going projects, the EORTC QOL Group is currently developing a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) version of the EORTC QLQ-C30, and invite researchers to test the new instrument.
In addition, to facilitate the integration of the EORTC QOL measures into research projects and daily clinical practice, and allow the electronic administration of EORTC-QLQ-C30 and its modules, the CHES.EORTC web-platform has been developed. See http://groups.eortc.be/qol/electronic-version-cheseortc
Many more information about the activities of the EORTC QOL Group can be found here: http://groups.eortc.be/qol/