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On this page, we show you all research publications of the FORTEe consortium. These publications report on the research output of the project. For each publication, we provide a brief summary. To read the full article, simply click on the title of the publication.

FORTEe Publications (count: 01)


Kuehn M et al. (2023). Physical Activity as a Treatment for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review. Children. 10(3), 572;

  • Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common and distressing symptoms in paediatric oncology, and therapeutic interventions to reduce this symptom are needed. A systematic review of the literature has shown that physical activity may have the potential to reduce CRF in childhood cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Scientific Background

Neu M et al. (2021). Mental health and health-related quality of life in preschool-aged childhood cancer survivors. Results of the prospective cohort study ikidS-OEVA. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 68(8): e29039.

  • Already at preschool age, young childhood cancer survivors (YCCS) may be at increased risk of mental health (MH) problems and impaired health-related quality of life (HrQoL). This could have impacts on subsequent school performance and educational attainment. Follow-up health care for YCCS may include early screening for MH problems and reasons for HrQoL deficits.

Stössel S et al. (2020). Benefits of Exercise Training for Children and Adolescents Undergoing Cancer Treatment: Results From the Randomized Controlled MUCKI Trial. Front Pediatr. 8: Article 243.

  • Within one of the first randomized controlled trials, this study provides evidence for a positive effect of combined training in childhood cancer patients (CCPs) during intensive cancer treatment.

Faber J et al. (2018). Burden of cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease in childhood cancer survivors: Data from the German CVSS study. Eur Heart J. 39: 1555-1562.

  • This large childhood cancer survivors (CCS) screening examination revealed consistently in comparison to three population samples a considerably increased risk for premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). The findings in these young adult CCS indicate a high burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the long term.