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Clinical Trials Conduct Unit (CTCU)

The role of the Clinical Trials Conduct Unit (CTCU) is to conduct clinical studies in a professional manner, in compliance with European Directives, regulations and Good Clinical Practice – GCP). These clinical studies are carried out in collaboration with pharmaceutical firms and/or academic partners. The Institut Bordet also implements its own clinical studies.  

Clinical studies are very closely monitored and must meet the quality criteria essential for ensuring that patients who participate in the studies are protected, while also maintaining a very high level of medical care. The CTCU and the different medical departments maintain very close links. Patient well-being is always our key concern.

The clinical studies conducted at the Institut Bordet are coordinated by CTCU research physicians and teams. These doctors are responsible for monitoring patients and collecting data.

Research projects

Project 1

Development of a multimedia support tool for consent to participate in a clinical study

Project 2

Development of a quality improvement and care safety programme in compliance with good clinical practice

Project 3

Développement d’un outil informatique assurant l’amélioration du recueil des données cliniques relatives à la recherche (effets secondaires, médicaments concomitants, histoire médicale du patient)

Under the responsibility of the research physician, the clinical research nurses and clinical study coordinators organise and coordinate the different aspects of the clinical studies. They are the point of contact for patients participating in clinical trials and also for all our research partners. They provide personalised support for the patient and are the primary contact throughout treatment.

Explanation of roles:

  • The principal researcher is a doctor who manages the execution of the clinical trial on our site. He undertakes to conduct the research in accordance with good clinical practice and in line with the protocol. He appoints his collaborators and determines their role in the study.
  • The co-researchers are doctors who include and inform the patients in the trials. They are responsible for monitoring patients, in accordance with the protocol, and for the collection of data.
  • The research nurses and clinical study coordinators assist the researchers throughout the trial. Their role is to inform patients, manage appointment planning, gather information, manage communication between the different parties involved in the study and to implement the technical requirements of the protocol. They are the point of contact for the patient, researchers and those promoting the study.
  • The data managers are the encoders who assist the study coordinators in providing information relating to the clinical trials to the promoter of the study (a pharmaceutical firm or academic centre).
  • The administrative & start-up coordinator is an administrative assistant who assists the researcher in setting up all new research projects at the Institut Bordet.
  • The quality assistant implements and manages standardised operating procedures to facilitate the execution of quality clinical trials, in accordance with the rules of good clinical practice. She designs and implements the methods and tools by which the CTCU is able to ensure that quality is maintained and evolves.

Head of the CTCU
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Quality Assistant
Fabienne Paasch

Administrative & start up coordinator
Camille Coubeaux

Data managers
Catherine Randour
Panagiota Tselepi
Thi Diem Chi Nguyen

Administration
Bastienne Bouché

Research nurses/clinical study coordinators

  • For Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy
    Michel Dubuisson
    Sylvie Bartholomeus
    Annakim Bergström
    Maureen Billiet
    Fanny Bustin
    Alfino Buttice
    Lionel Cordier
    Nathalie De Naeijer
    Frédéric Hoerner
    Nathalie Huyvaert
    Berline Tako
    Metz Gaëlle
    Joana Neto
     
  •  For Haematology
    Anne De Meûter
    Dominique De Poorter
    Sabrina Amaouche
    Sabrina Costantini
    Delphine Léva
    Martin Cauchie
     
  • For Thoracic Oncology, Oncological Emergencies and Intensive Care
    Nathalie Leclercq
     
  • For Infectology
    Vanessa Coubeaux
     
  • For Nuclear Medicine
    Wendy Delbart
    Loubna Taraji Schiltz

Publications

Le cancer du sein ne disparaîtra pas mais aider la recherche c'est aider à ce qu'il ne tue plus.

Cancer du sein : l'oncologue Martine Piccart à l'honneur

Des chercheurs belges préparent un traitement révolutionnaire contre le cancer

  • 11 Janvier 2017 – Dr Awada (RTL INFO)
  • http://www.rtl.be/info/magazine/sante/des-chercheurs-belges-preparent-un-traitement-revolutionnaire-contre-le-cancer-882053.aspx

Programme PRECISION, commentaires du Dr Philippe Aftimos

  • Belgian Oncology - 17/12/14
  • http://www.lejournaldumedecin.com/oncologie/actualite/programme-precision-commentaires-du-dr-philippe-aftimos/article-normal-20033.html 

 

Economie de la santé : 14% de chimiothérapies inutiles ?

Cancer : une thérapie ciblée sur le profil de la tumeur

  • Journal en ligne : L'ECHO - 8/5/2015
  • http://www.lecho.be/dossier/maladies_du_siecle/Cancer-une-therapie-ciblee-sur-le-profil-de-la-tumeur/9630983