dr. Renée Bultijnck (PhD)

CRIG member
Renée Bultijnck


Postdoctoral researcher Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University Belgium 
(Principal Investigator: prof. Piet Ost)

 

Research focus

Our research team focuses on the role of rehabilitation interventions (e.g. exercise, nutrition, psychosocial care, medical screenings) in men with prostate cancer. 

A second topic of interest is the influence of cancer therapies on patients quality of life and methods to positively influence it, in particular in prostate, breast and lung cancer patients.
 

Biography

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and health sciences, Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Cancer Research (2022-current)
  • PhD Fellowship of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and health sciences, Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Cancer Research (2017-2022) 
  • PhD Fellowship, Sydney University, Survivorship Research Group and Centre for Medical Psychology & Evidence-based Decision-making (2019-2020
  • Scientific assistant, Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and health sciences, Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Cancer Research (2014-2017) 
  • Master of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion at Ghent University (2012-2014)
  • Bachelor in nutrition and dietetics at the college of higher education Ghent (2009-2012) 
     

Key publications

  • Exercise prescription dose for castrate-resistant prostate cancer patients: a phase I prescription dose escalation trial. World journal of urology. 2021;39(2):357-64.
  • Clinical pathway improves implementation of evidence-based strategies for the management of androgen deprivation therapy-induced side effects in men with prostate cancer. BJU international. 2018;121(4):610-8.
  • A trial-based cost-utility analysis of metastasis-directed therapy for oligorecurrent prostate cancer. Cancers. 2020;12(1):132.
     

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Cancer Research, Corneel Heymanslaan 10; B-9000 Gent
  • Twitter
  • Researchgate 
  • ORCID   
  • Renée Bultijnck is interested to receive invitation for presentations or talks