Quality of life after cancer treatment

Scientific progress ensures that cancer patients survive longer. That's good news! However, this also brings new challenges. For example, there are the lingering effects of the cancer itself and / or cancer treatment that have a negative impact on the quality of life. Well-known examples are persistent fatigue, less muscle mass & strength, more difficult to tolerate, pain, tingling in toes and fingers, thick limbs (lymphedema) after the removal of lymph nodes, muscle and joint problems, and heart problems.

Our approach

Many cancer survivors lose a great deal of their quality of life. And we want to do something about it. The MOVANT (Movement Antwerp) research group focuses on research of how these side effects arise, so that we can develop better ways to prevent and treat them. This is how we want to return quality of life to survivors. We need extra resources to accelerate our research (both clinical and fundamental) into better and more promising lifestyle strategies. Your gift is crucial in our struggle to guarantee the best possible quality of life for all cancer survivors.

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Tax relief

Did you know that donations of 40 euros or more are 45% tax deductible? This is an extra incentive to provide maximum support.

Here’s how you can contribute.

Step 1 - Donation

There are two ways to donate:

  • By bank transfer to bank account number BE42 7310 4624 7854 in the name of 'Universiteit Antwerpen'. Be sure to mention 'fiscaal attest' (tax certificate) and your preferred destination, in this case: 'Quality of life after cancer', in the communication field.
  • By online payment, where you can indicate your preferred destination straight away.

Step 2 - Donation form

In order to allocate your donation correctly, we recommend you to also send us the donation form where you indicate your preference for the destination of the amount again.

Send the filled in form:

- digitally: email it to universiteitsfonds@uantwerpen.be ( a scan or photo are sufficient)


- by post:  Universiteitsfonds Antwerpen - Middelheimlaan 1 M.A.223 - 2020 Antwerpen