Elke Rammant

CRIG member
Elke Rammant

PhD student - Radiotherapy and experimental cancer research - UGent
(PI: prof. Valerie Fonteyne)


Research focus

Nowadays, high quality care means more than just diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Health care must take into account the supportive care needs (e.g. need for more information, psychological counseling) and the quality of life of the patient. Previous research has shown that exercise and psychosocial support may improve quality of life of cancer patients. Despite the poor prognosis of bladder cancer and the enormous impact of a radical cystectomy (RC) on the patient's quality of life, exercise and psychosocial research remains an understudied area in the field of bladder cancer. Our research aims to develop a supportive care program tailored to the specific needs of bladder cancer patients.

Key publications

  • Rehabilitation interventions to improve patient-reported outcomes and physical fitness in survivors of muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review protocol. BMJ open, 2017, (PMID:28592583)
  • Adjuvant radiotherapy after radical cystectomy for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a phase II trial. BMC Cancer, 2017, (PMID:28464906)


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