Monitoring cancer in the blood


About the research

Waiting for results after a medical examination often causes stress and uncertainty, especially in cancer patients. That is why Elien De Thaye is working on a method to use a marker in the patient's blood to determine the effect of a chemo treatment on people with peritoneal cancer more quickly. This way a patient does not have to wait until he can visit the specialist to know whether the treatment gave the desired result. 


Elien De Thaye

Her passion for science, health care and people inspired Elien De Thaye to study pharmacy. After graduation, Elien started her PhD research at Ghent University. Her research focuses on the evaluation of a biomarker-guided chemotherapy in order to improve post-treatment follow-up in patients with tumor metastases in the abdominal cavity.

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