The Oncological Care research group is bridging the gap between first and second-line care and conducting research into practical applications that benefit both cancer patients and other patients. These include physical therapy in order to stay fit between two chemotherapy regimens, skin therapy to prevent or alleviate pain associated with operation scars, and home consultations using Google Glass. All of these strategies reduce the cost of care and will most likely lead to health benefits and a better quality of life in the long term.
The Oncological Care research group works together closely with the Haaglanden Medisch Centrum (HMC) and care institutions in the region. We establish studies in collaboration with these partners. This makes it possible for students to come into contact with research during a Master’s or dual degree programme in order to gain a more in-depth perspective of the field. We facilitate research opportunities in the region and work together closely with the Rehabilitation, Technology for Health and Nutrition & Dietetics degree programmes.
dr. Lottie Kuijt-Evers
The Hospital Room of the Future
With all the (technological) developments that offer new possibilities, the way hospital rooms are setup can become better and more efficient in the future. For example, a patient can recover more quickly if there are possibilities for exercise in the hospital room. And automating measurements can ease the burden on care staff. The Oncological Care and Technology for Healthcare Research Group, together with HMC Antoniushove, are studying which innovations belong in the Hospital Room of the Future.
A healthy lifestyle for cancer patients (Medical Delta Living Lab Better In Better Out)
People with cancer recover faster if they are in better shape at the start of their treatment. Being fit goes hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle: a healthy diet and enough exercise. Both technology and a good partnership between patient and care professional can support someone in learning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But what application works best for whom? How can care professionals best work together with patients? The Oncological Care Research Group is involved in the Medical Delta Living Lab Better In Better Out to conduct a series of research on this.
Student projects: Oncological Care Research Group 2017-2019
The research group has been working on the further development of applied scientific research within oncological care, with a focus on the application of technology. The students who completed the internship were able to learn about the field of oncological care and were given the opportunity to conduct research and to carry out projects that also led to the actual implementation of technology and care products.