Welcome to the Predicting OptimaL cAncer RehabIlitation and Supportive care (POLARIS) study

Optimizing quality of life for patients during and after primary cancer treatment requires evidence-based rehabilitation and supportive care. Since every cancer patient is unique, care should be personalized, i.e. tailored to the individual needs, preferences, capabilities and characteristics of each patient. Read more


News updates

October 2017 – At the moment, researchers are working on several research questions using the data from 57 studies in the POLARIS study. More information can be found under ‘list of approved studies’.



The POLARIS study is supported by the Bas Mulder Award, granted to L.M. Buffart by the Alpe d’HuZes/KWF fund, provided by the Dutch Cancer Society


“To enable better research for improving personalized rehabilitation, collaboration between excellent research teams and sharing of data where and when possible and useful is of utmost importance. Alpe d’HuZes therefore strongly supports this POLARIS effort”.

Peter Kapitein, Ambassador of Alpe d’HuZes/KWF fund