Carin A. Uyl-de Groot studied Health Care Policy and Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. From March 1990 onwards she is working at the institute for Medical Technology Assessment/Department of Health Care Policy and Management at the Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam. Her research activities are mainly focused on cost-effectiveness analyses of cancer treatments. Quality of life studies are an integral part of these studies. From 1994 she is program leader of cancer studies. Her main interest consists of diagnostics and therapeutic technologies, economic studies linked to clinical studies, modelling studies, cost studies, quality of life studies, methodological issues and implementation studies particularly in the cancer field. She got her PhD in 1995. Since March 2000 she is director of the institute for Medical Technology Assessment. Since November 2005 she has been appointed professor of health technology assessment at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.