Time to shine a light on liver cancer

Liver Cancer – What Does the Future Hold? Following our recent interview with Prof. Dr Jeroen Dekervel, gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of Leuven, it is clear that we should not underestimate the global burden associated with liver cancer. According to the latest available data, liver cancer is the third most frequent cause of cancer-related […]

Focus on liver cancer

Interview with Prof. Dr Jeroen Dekervel, gastroenterologist and digestive oncologist at the University Hospital of Leuven “Due to the rising number of new diagnoses, liver cancer threatens to become one of the five most deadly forms of cancer by 2030.” These are the words of Prof. Dr Jeroen Dekervel, gastroenterologist and digestive oncologist at the […]

World Parkinson’s Day 2022

Interview with Prof. Patrick Santens, neurologist at University Hospital Ghent and Professor of Neurology at Ghent University “Parkinson’s disease is  currently the fastest growing neurodegenerative disease, also in young people. It’s true to say that there is a real pandemic.” says Professor Patrick Santens, neurologist at University Hospital Ghent and Professor of Neurology at Ghent […]

Towards an effective prevention of, and approach to, heart and vascular diseases

An interview with Dr Eric Wyffels, cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Center OLV Aalst (Belgium) In 2019, no fewer than 1.6 million Belgians suffered from heart or vascular disease of one form or another. At the same time the statistics show that these diseases remained the principal cause of death in our country, ahead of cancer […]

Be Breast Aware this Pink October!

It’s Pink October this month! Most of us know someone either directly or indirectly who has been affected by breast cancer, so we have put together some quick facts about the disease to help raise awareness  #pinkoctober  #checkyourbreasts Some stats Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in women worldwide.1 In 2020, there were 2.3 […]

Skin Cancer. The sun: friend or foe?

Interview with Dr Thomas Maselis on (Prevention of) Skin Cancer The number of people with skin cancer is increasing substantially worldwide. In the past 20 years the annual number of new cases in Belgium has risen by nearly 400%. The increased number of holidays in the sun, the use of sunbeds and inadequate protection during […]

Living from your gut feeling

an interview with Prof. Dr Séverine Vermeire, a gastroenterologist at University Hospital Leuven (UZ Leuven), about the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on people’s lives and the search for an effective treatment In recent decades, the number of patients with IBD has risen sharply. Inflammatory bowel diseases are also affecting more and more young […]

EFCCA – World IBD day 2021

Breaking the Silence on IBD and Intimacy Discussing how IBD affects your personal life can be difficult, and as a result issues surrounding intimacy and relationships tend to be an overlooked and ignored area. This leaflet provides some tips that you might find useful as you navigate your way around coping with IBD. Riviere P, […]

The lowdown on colon cancer

an interview with Dr Luc Colemont, co-founder of vzw Stop Darmkanker Colon cancer is a serial killer. On average, 23 Belgians are diagnosed with colon cancer and five people in Flanders die from the disease every day. The goal of Dr Luc Colemont’s non-profit, Stop Darmkanker (Stop Colon Cancer), is to raise awareness, inform, and convince people […]

World Parkinson’s Day 2021

a wake up call! Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological disease in the world. Over the past 25 years the number of people with Parkinson’s disease has doubled worldwide. We asked Karl Wouters, Vice-President of the Flemish Parkinson’s organisation to set the scene and explain what a patient organisation can do to improve the […]