History

History Timeline

  1. Creation of the Department

    The Quality of Life Department (QLD) was established at the EORTC Headquarters with the financial support of the European Community.

    This project started in November 1993 initially for one year and was extended until May 1995.

    The objectives of this project were threefold.

    Firstly, to evaluate the importance of various factors that improve the QOL of cancer patients.

    Secondly, to supervise the evaluation of QOL in selected cancer clinical trials.

    Thirdly, to encourage physicians to pay greater attention to quality of life factors in the treatment of cancer by stimulating, enhancing and co-ordinating the evaluation of quality of life in cancer clinical trials.

    The success of this two year pilot project led to the formal establishment of the QOL Department, which is now involved in all EORTC QOL activities

  2. Andrew Bottomley ()

    Brussels - Belgium

    New Head of the Department

    Andrew Bottomley takes over the Quality of Life Department

  3. 1st Patient Reported Outcomes and Symptoms in Cancer Clinical Trials Conference, 27th-29th November 2009, Belgium

  4. 2nd Patient Reported Outcomes and Symptoms in Cancer Clinical Trials Conference, 27th-29th September 2011, European Parliament, Belgium

  5. 3rd Patient Reported Outcomes and Symptoms in Cancer Clinical Trials Conference Spring 2012, European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

  6. 4th Quality of Life, Symptom Research and Patient Reported Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials Conference, 20th-21st September 2017, Crowne Plaza Brussels, Belgium

  7. Andrew Bottomley (Head QLD : 1995 - present)

    Brussels - Belgium

    Save the date

    5th EORTC Quality of Life Cancer Clinical Trials Conference, 16th-17th September 2019, Crowne Plaza Brussels, Belgium