More than Cancer

With this project, BeMSA Ghent tries to give more context to the word "cancer". We try to provide the best possible picture of life with and after cancer. We do this on the basis of several mini reports based on interviews.

For our first edition this year we will focus on childhood cancer. We will make 4 short videos, each looking at this from a different perspective:

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In this way we want to provide support through testimonies to children and their families who also have to face such a fight. We also try to make the broader population more aware of what such a fight entails and what the impact is on life after cancer.

We will also visit the pediatric oncology department with some medical students to offer the patients a fun activity.

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Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.

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Kids get different cancers than adults.

While adults tend to get lung, breast, prostate and colon cancers, kids are diagnosed with different cancer types like brain cancer, solid tumors and leukemia. Different cancers mean we need different treatments, yet only four percent of NIH cancer research dollars goes to researching pediatric cancer.

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Thomas Derijcke
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Jenna Klijn
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