Lore Dams is a physiotherapist, manual therapist and obtained her PhD in biomedical sciences at the University of Antwerp (MOVANT) and KU Leuven (GRID) in 2021. Her doctoral project focused on unravelling pain after surgery for breast cancer from a biopsychosocial perspective. In order to optimize prevention and treatment, she conducted doctoral research on the effect of pain education immediately following breast cancer surgery, as well as evaluation tools and risk factors for pain after breast cancer treatment. Currently, Lore is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp (Research group MOVANT) where she brings her clinical experience as a physiotherapist in oncological rehabilitation to both her teaching and research. Lore is particularly interested in patient education and communication, the epidemiology of pain and other cancer-treatment-related side effects (for example, fatigue, neuropathy, and axillary web syndrome), and multimodal interdisciplinary care.
Institute: University of Antwerp
Expertise: cancer population, pain, educational interventions, clinical trials, sensory function, quantitative sensory testing