DePartMental organisation KeY Figures
50 stem cell transplantations/year 2,500 consultations with 160 new patients/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.