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BREAST CANCER TREATMENT DECISION AID

BREAST CANCER TREATMENT DECISION AID

Tool developed in collaboration with UZ Leuven, to help breast cancer patients decide which of the various available treatment options, to follow.

This tool provides interactive information on disease, treatments, benefit-risks, quality of life and the trade-offs between treatments.

University cooperation

A 4-year PhD thesis1 under a Baekeland mandate was the basis for this project. This mandate promotes the fruitful cooperation between university and industry.

1. Ver Donck, N. (2020). Developing a patient decision aid to improve shared decision making in breast cancer. Click for summary.

Scientific background

An extensive scientific literature review was performed to improve patient preference elicition in this tool.1

1. Ver Donck, N., Vander Stichele, G., & Huys, I. (2020). Improving Patient Preference Elicitation by Applying Concepts From the Consumer Research Field: Narrative Literature Review. Interactive journal of medical research, 9(1), e13684. doi.org/10.2196/13684

Prize winner
We were selected as a first prize winner for the 2017 Astellas Oncology C³ prize for this projects new and innovative concept of caring for cancer patients. You can explore our winning explanation video on the concept here.