Can light therapy prevent burns?


About the research

Many cancer patients undergo radiotherapy as a treatment. Unfortunately, due to this treatment they often suffer from painful burns. Jolien Robijns (Hasselt University International) tries to prevent these burns. How? By using laser light.

With support from Kom op tegen Kanker

Jolien Robijns

Jolien Robijns graduated as Doctor in the Biomedical Sciences at UHasselt in October 2018. The main topic of her PhD project was the application of low-level light therapy for the prevention of burns wounds caused by radiotherapy in cancer patients. Currently, she further investigates the beneficial effects of low-level light therapy for the management of cancer therapy related side effects in a multicentric setting at Jessa Hospital (Hasselt, BE) and Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (Genk, BE) in close collaboration with UHasselt.

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