The right level of support, at the right time, to the right person: Implementation of stepped care to increase access to rehabilitation support for cancer survivors post-radiation for a head and neck cancer

The aim of this project is to ensure that Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) survivors can adequately manage the post-treatment effects of radiotherapy on their physical and mental health. Advances in early cancer detection and radiotherapy mean that a diagnosis of HNC is no longer a death sentence. However, radiotherapy leaves scars on the treated […]

Impacts of an innovative patient-partner-guided virtual group swallowing intervention model to prevent swallowing disorders in patients treated with chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer in a specialty care setting – Patient Priority

This project aims to study a new virtual group intervention set up for patients treated for head and neck cancer with chemoradiotherapy: the Intervention orthophonique virtuelle de Groupe en déglutition Guidée par un patient partenaire, or eG2 Intervention. Chemoradiotherapy treatments are known to produce significant side effects that prevent patients from swallowing food properly, known […]

Scaling up PAROLE-Onco+: The partnership of care and services for patients and their loved ones affected by cancer to improve their experience throughout the care trajectory – Patient Priority

By 2021, an estimated 57,500 Quebecers will have been diagnosed with cancer, representing 158 new cases a day. This number has been rising for several years, and is expected to increase further in the coming years due to the delays in screening caused by the pandemic. It has been shown that, in the Quebec healthcare […]

Development and evaluation of an intervention program combining virtual reality and hypnosis to support patients with multiple myeloma – Patient Priority

Research has shown that the quality of life of patients facing cancer is severely impaired, even more so when they have to undergo difficult treatments such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. It is therefore essential to support these patients, especially to prevent the onset of significant levels of emotional distress, even depression and severe […]