Eva Pape

CRIG member
Eva Pape


Clinical Nurse Specialist digestive oncology & doctoral fellow at UZ Gent
Principal investigators: Prof. Yves Van Nieuwenhove (MD, PhD), prof. Ann Van Hecke (PhD) &  prof. Piet Pattyn (MD, PhD)

 

Research focus

As a doctoral fellow, I investigate how the care for rectal cancer survivors can be optimized: It is about the quality of life of patients with low anterior resection syndrome and their informal caregiver.
 

Biography

  • Graduated as a Master in Nursing and Midwifery in 2013. 
  • Working as a clinical nurse specialist digestive oncology and PhD student
  • I am a board member of the Association for Radiotherapy and Oncology Nurses and the and I am a member of the Oncology Recognition Committee.
     

Societal outreach

Keywords:

cancer survivorship - quality of life - bowel problems after rectal cancer surgery

Experience & expertise:

As a clinical nurse specialist digestive oncology and PhD fellow, I focus on the optimization of care for rectal cancer survivors. I was involved in a project around incontinence material, and focus now on improving the quality of life of patients with low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) and their families. In the context of this project, I gained experience with qualitative research, as we are mapping the needs and experiences of patients and their informal caregivers. 

Current & future plans:

Based on the needs and experiences of patients with LARS and their families, we will try to develop solutions and initiatives to improve their quality of life. 

Relevant stakeholder connections:

Direct connections with 'Talk Blue Vlaanderen'
 

Key publications

  • De strijd van rectumkanker overlevers: het laag anterior resectie syndroom (LARS) (2019) Eva Pape (UGent), Yves Van Nieuwenhove (UGent), Elsie Decoene (UGent), Mieke Debrauwere (UGent), Sofie Verhaeghe (UGent), Piet Pattyn (UGent), Tom Feryn, Paul Pattyn, Ellen Van Eetvelde, Tijl Vierendeels, Ann Van Hecke (UGent)
  • The struggle of the low anterior resection syndrome after treatment for rectal cancer: experiences and needs of patients (2019) Eva Pape (UGent), Yves Van Nieuwenhove (UGent), Elsie Decoene (UGent), Mieke Debrauwere (UGent), Sofie Verhaeghe (UGent), Piet Pattyn (UGent), Tom Feryn, Paul Pattyn, Ellen Van Eetvelde, Tijl Vierendeels, Ann Van Hecke (UGent)
  • Rectal cancer survivorship : the struggle of the low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) Eva Pape (UGent) , Piet Pattyn (UGent) , Ann Van Hecke (UGent) , N Somers, Dirk Van de Putte (UGent) , Wim Ceelen (UGent) , E van Daele, Wouter Willaert (UGent) and Yves Van Nieuwenhove (UGent) (2018) ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY. 29(suppl. 8).
  • Long-term survival after multimodality therapy including surgery for metastatic esophageal cancer (2018) Elke Van Daele (UGent), VINCENZO SCUDERI (UGent), Eva Pape (UGent), Dirk Van de Putte (UGent), Oswald Varin (UGent), Yves Van Nieuwenhove (UGent), Wim Ceelen (UGent), Roberto Troisi (UGent), Piet Pattyn (UGent)
     

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