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Research Teams and Lines

Psycho-oncology and palliative care

Cancer and palliative care patients and their families are faced with multiple high-intensity stressors that challenge their ability to adapt, their well-being and their quality of life. Comprehensive care for cancer patients and at the end of life is needed, including psychological, social and mental health dimensions. Addressing these psychological aspects needs to be based on sound research.

  • Psychological impact and quality of life in genetic counselling programmes for those at risk of familial or hereditary cancer
  • Effects of chemotherapy on cognitive abilities
  • Emotional distress, mental health and quality of life of patients throughout the radiotherapy process.
  • Screening for mental health disorders and predictors of quality of life in different types of cancer patients (e.g. non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, radiotherapy,...).
  • Psychological intervention in women with breast cancer.
  • Sleep disorders in palliative care patients.
  • Evolution of symptoms of bereavement in carers of patients in palliative care