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50 stem cell transplantations/year 2,500 consultations with 160 new patients/year

500 hospitalisations/year

MEDICINE HAEMATO-ONCOLOGY MEDICINE & TRANSPLANTATION

Missions Screening and treating malignant haemopathies

Managing long-term aplasia

Providing haematopoietic stem cell transplantations

Participating in collaborative clinical research

Educating medical students, haematology specialists- in-training, and visiting foreign fellows

Prof Nathalie Meuleman Haematologist

Dr Philippe Lewalle Haematologist

Prof Dominique Bron Haematologist, Head of Department

The Haemato-Oncology & Transplantation Department is divided into three separate units:

Hospitalisation unit with a capacity of 20 beds, including a 6-bed sterile unit for patients receiving transplants (JACIE accred- ited)

Cytapheresis unit, making it possible to remove and conserve cell-based components of blood for subsequent transplantation

Banking unit for stem cells and cord blood (internationally accredited).

The Department consists of 6 senior hae- matologists, 2 consultant haematologists, 4 haematologists-in-training, 22 nurses, and 1 haemovigilance/quality control manager.

Each patient is discussed in weekly, multidis- ciplinary rounds involving other departments. Affiliated hospitals are also invited to discuss their patients at these weekly meetings.

Work is conducted in close collaboration with the laboratory of the CHU Saint-Pierre with the human lymphocyte antigen typing labora- tory at Hôpital Érasme and the Experimental Haematology Laboratory in the Institute. Col- leagues from these departments also join staff meetings when required for a specific patient.

The Department also collaborates with the Groupe d’Étude des Lymphomes de l’Adulte, the Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome, the European Organisation for Research and Treat- ment of Cancer and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.