Exercise during and after cancer

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About the research

Every year, as many as 70,000 people in Belgium are told they have cancer. Studies show that exercise during treatment has a beneficial effect on the quality of life of cancer patients. And yet 70% of them move a lot less after the diagnosis than before. Often patients and the professionals who support them are left with questions such as "Is it safe?" and "How much exercise is good?". With 'Moving Cancer Care', Dimitri Vrancken (Artevelde University of Applied Sciences) and his colleagues tackle those questions and offer tools to help patients with cancer exercise more.

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Cancer
Dimitri Vrancken

Dimitri Vrancken is een gedreven gezondheids- en bewegingsprofessional met ervaring in de academische wereld en in de praktijk. Hij heeft een passie voor het betrekken van alle soorten mensen bij gezondheidsbevorderende beweging door regelmatige - of aangepaste - fysieke activiteiten. Met de praktijkgerichte Moving Cancer Care studie wilden we het fysieke activiteitenniveau van mensen met kanker verhogen. We ontwikkelden verschillende instrumenten om de professionals en patiënten te ondersteunen. 

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