Few people have heard of it: peritoneal cancer. However, the disease, especially as a metastasis of another cancer, affects many patients. Unfortunately, it is often too late once the diagnosis is made: existing treatments achieve very little. Groundbreaking research by Professor Wim Ceelen is now resulting in new and promising treatments. And all thanks to the inheritance of a former patient.
Kinderoncoloog Bram De Wilde staat met zijn onderzoek mogelijk voor een doorbraak. Ondanks de farma-industrie: "De groep patiënten is te klein voor de farmabedrijven, dus zij investeren er niet in." En dus moest de financiering van elders komen.
If you get cancer, it often means intensive medical treatment right away. But cancer patients are more than just their illness, and treatments are more than just medical help. Professor Tessa Kerre emphasizes the importance of kinder care. The Ghent University reading project is a good example of this.