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. It helps patients prepare for discussion with the physician on the optimal treatment.
This tool provides interactive information on disease, treatments, benefit-risks, quality of life and the trade-offs between treatments.
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. Developing a patient decision aid to improve shared decision making in breast cancer. [PhD thesis]. Leuven, Belgium: KU Leuven; 2020. Click here for access
An extensive scientific literature review was performed to improve patient preference elicition in this tool.2
2. Ver Donck N, Vander Stichele G, Huys I. Improving Patient Preference Elicitation by Applying Concepts From the Consumer Research Field: Narrative Literature Review. Interact J Med Res. 2020;9(1):e13684. Published 2020 Mar 31. doi:10.2196/13684