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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

Better control over emotions in day-to-day life: a study evaluating the impact of a group psychological intervention for patients whose cancer is in remission

Project 2

Better control over emotions in day-to-day life: a study evaluating the impact of a group psychological intervention for patients with a metastatic cancer. 

Projet 3

Study of the development of cognitive fatigue in young patients in remission from breast cancer. 

Project 4

BORDET’N FAMILY: SUPPORT INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO INCLUDE A CANCER patient

Project 5

THE CHILD AND A SICK PARENT: A PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN 

Project 6

TRANSVERSE, LONGITUDINAL AND OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON THE DESIRE OF A PATIENT SUFFERING FROM  A CANCEROUS DISEASE AND THEIR PRIMARY CAREGIVER TO COMMUNICATE ON THE SUBJECT OF ADVANCE CARE PLANNING 

Our team

Head of Clinic
Dr Darius Razavi – Psychiatrist

Psychologist Coordinators
Yves Libert
Aurore Liénard

Psychologists and Psychotherapists
France Delevallez
Florence Lewis
Serge Marchal
Isabelle Merckaert
Pauline Waroquier

Neuro-psychologist
Cindy Borghgraef

Smoking cessation specialists
Martial Bodo
Hilde Vandecasteele

Psychologists, psychotherapists and smoking cessation specialists (consultants)
Marie Caillier
Laure Chaix de Lavarène
Victorine Detraux
Ariane Fauconnier
Diane Gillet de Chalonge
Lucie Ponsard
Oriane Verkaeren
      
03/03/2022

 Scientific publications

Frailty in older adults with cancer (Fabio Gomez, editor) - Part III : Breast cancer in older adults with frailty

Authors : Dal Lago L, De Caluwe A, Borghgraef C, Dumont L, Pepersack T
Year : 2022
Journal : Book
Volume : part III
Pages : 303 - 318

Efficacy of a dyadic intervention to improve communication between patients with cancer and their caregivers: A randomized pilot trial.

Authors : Tiete J, Delvaux N, Liénard A, Razavi D
Year : 2021
Journal : Patient Educ Couns
Volume : 104
Pages : 563-570

How does physicians' decisional conflict influence their ability to address treatment outcomes in a decision-making encounter with an advanced-stage cancer simulated patient? A descriptive study.

Authors : Libert Y, Peternelj L, Canivet D, Farvacques C, Liénard A, Ménard C, Merckaert I, Reynaert C, Slachmuylder JL, Razavi D
Year : 2020
Journal : Patient Educ Couns
Volume : 103
Pages : 1752-1759

The organisation of time and caregivers.

Authors : Daune F
Year : 2020
Journal : Soins
Volume : 65
Pages : 28-31

Allo les soignants : ici la Covid qui vous parle - Kairos (revue thématique palliative de Brusano)

Authors : Daune F
Year : 2020
Journal : Kairos
Volume : -
Pages : 16-17