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Psycho-oncology clinic

The objectives of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic of the Institut Jules Bordet are:

  • the psychological and psychiatric management of the patients and/or those close to them,
  • the development of clinical research projects,
  • healthcare-provider/patient communication training and psycho-oncology training in general.

The common objective of the psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, neuropsychologists and smoking cessation specialists of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic is to preserve and improve the quality of life of patients with or who have had cancer. They are available for the patients themselves and for those close to them (children, partners, siblings, etc.).

Research projects

The Psycho-Oncology Clinic has developed specific and valuable collaborations with the ASBL Psycho-Oncology Centre and with the Psychosomatic and Psycho-Oncology Research Unit of the ULB. Each research project is based on this collaboration and is coordinated by a member of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic, under the supervision of Prof. Darius Razavi.

Project 1

Post-treatment intervention groups
  • Project leader : Isabelle Merckaert
  • Collaboration : CHU Liège (Department of Anaesthesia)
  • Financing : Les Amis de l'Institut Bordet, Fond Suzanne Ducasse, FNRS-Télévie, Fondation Roi Baudouin.

Project 2

Impact of group involvement on smoking cessation assistance, adhering to it and improving quality of life
  • Project leader :Isabelle Merckaert
  • Collaboration : Smoking cessation and addiction treatment centre .
  • Financing: Smoking cessation and addiction treatment centre

Project 3

To be supported and to support more effectively: a psychological support proposal intended for the patient and his/her partner

Project 4

Bordet’N Family: support measures intended for children and families in which a family member is suffering from cancer

Projet 5

Optimising doctors’ communication skills in contexts of great uncertainty: an aid to taking collaborative decisions in oncology
  • Project leader : Yves Libert
  • Collaboration : University Psychology and Speech Therapy Clinic (University of Liège), Department of Psychosomatic Medicine (CHU UCL Namur – Godinne site).
  • Financing : FNRS-Télévie.

Our team

Head of Clinic
Dr Darius Razavi – Psychiatrist

Deputy Heads of Clinic
Dr Grigori Stefos – Psychiatrist

Psychologist Coordinators
Yves Libert
Aurore Liénard

Cindy Borghgraef

Marie Caillier
France Delevallez
Ariane Fauconnier
Amélie Hertay
Florence Lewis
Serge Marchal
Isabelle Merckaert
Sara Oliver Ferrer
Véronique Simon

Françoise Daune

Smoking cessation specialists
Martial Bodo
Hilde Vandecasteele

 Scientific publications

A family under a microscope : about the influence of family ties through DNA. In Sibling - Routledge

Authors : Daune F
Year : 2018
Journal : Book
Volume : chap 9
Pages : 101-109

Development of the Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Patient Outcome Predictions (MD.POP) during medical encounters.

Authors : Ménard C, Libert Y, Canivet D, Van Achte L, Farvacques C, Liénard A, Merckaert I, Reynaert C, Slachmuylder JL, Durieux JF, Klastersky J, Razavi D
Year : 2018
Journal : Patient Educ Couns
Volume : 101(1)
Pages : 52-58

La psychiatrie en évolution rapide et permanente...

Authors : Razavi D
Year : 2018
Journal : Rev Med Brux
Volume : 39
Pages : 4-5

Efficacy of a hypnosis-based intervention to improve well-being during cancer: a comparison between prostate and breast cancer patients.

Authors : Grégoire C, Nicolas H, Bragard I, Delevallez F, Merckaert I, Razavi D, Waltregny D, Faymonville ME, Vanhaudenhuyse A
Year : 2018
Journal : BMC Cancer
Volume : 18
Pages : 677

Training in communication of oncology clinicians: a position paper based on the third consensus meeting among European experts in 2018.

Authors : Stiefel F, Kiss A, Salmon P, Peters S, Razavi D, Cervantes A, Margulies A, Bourquin C
Year : 2018
Journal : Ann Oncol
Volume : 29
Pages : 2033-2036