The Information Management Unit (UGI) provides support to the clinical departments and management of the Institut Bordet.
The UGI carries out 4 particular missions:
- An epidemiology mission – by developing, managing and operating the hospital Cancer Register and by incorporating into it data from multidisciplinary oncological consultations. In so doing it contributes actively to the Belgian Cancer Register and makes the hospital Cancer Register available as a research support and care quality evaluation tool.
- An analysis and reporting mission in relation to the Institut’s activities, in particular by developing and maintaining a data warehouse.
- An oncological clinical research mission in terms of methodology and statistics (single-centre and multicentre research, centralised at the Institut Bordet and elsewhere).
- A website maintenance mission for the Institut Bordet.
The UGI’s activities are centred on data management: research data, activity-related data and also financial data. To fulfil this role, the unit operates a methodological support system (design, choice of objectives, protocol drafting, statistical validity, CRF design, verification, data management and analysis, monitoring, intermediate analyses, drafting of reports, dashboard creation, etc).
The Unit develops and maintains the Institut Bordet Cancer Register and data warehouse, as well extracting data for management, health professionals and researchers wishing to conduct retrospective clinical research, to develop quality indicators or evaluate routine clinical activity. Maintaining this structured database also enables the Unit to fulfil its obligations towards the Belgian Cancer Register.
When required, the UGI also creates and develops specific databases.
The Unit works as part of a number of local, national and international collaborations and is an active member of different research associations. It also participates on the monitoring committees of independent clinical trials.
The UGI participates in a range of ad hoc training activities:
- the GOLF pulmonary cancer course;
- the ULB evidence-based medicine course;
- the thoracic oncology annual Journées event;
- ad hoc symposiums for oncologists visiting the Institut Bordet.
The UGI also supervises the final theses of many students in their last year of medicine or who are completing their specialism.
The UGI collaborates on many research projects at the request of the Institut Bordet clinical departments and of multicentre groups. It also develops its own projects, including:
Marianne Paesmans, director (actuary)
Lieveke Ameye, statistician
Sylvie Berckmans, data manager
Alain Barbason, analyst data warehouse
Laurent Dubreucq, data manager
Aline Kayumba, data manager
Laetitia Martins, data manager
Laetitia Miltoni, data manager
Michel Moreau, epidemiologist
Bernard Schenk, data warehouse officer
Véronique Van Laethem, data manager
Louise Vanderweerden, webmaster and secretariat
Predictive factors for cancer-associated thrombosis in a large retrospective single-center study.
Authors : Haltout J, Awada A, Paesmans M, Moreau M, Klastersky J, Machiels G, Ignatiadis M, Kotecki N
Year : 2019
Journal : Support Care Cancer
Prognostic value of adipose tissue and muscle mass in advanced colorectal cancer: a post hoc analysis of two non-randomized phase II trials.
Authors : Charette N, Vandeputte C, Ameye L, Bogaert CV, Krygier J, Guiot T, Deleporte A, Delaunoit T, Geboes K, Van Laethem JL, Peeters M, Demolin G, Holbrechts S, Flamen P, Paesmans M, Hendlisz A
Year : 2019
Journal : BMC Cancer
Volume : 19
Pages : 134
Combining 18F-FDG PET/CT-based Metabolically Active Tumor Volume and Circulating Cell-free DNA Significantly Improves Outcome Prediction in Chemorefractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.
Authors : Woff E, Kehagias P, Vandeputte C, Ameye L, Guiot T, Paesmans M, Hendlisz A, Flamen P
Year : 2019
Journal : J Nucl Med
[Lung cancer: Prognosis in intensive care depends mainly on the acute complication].
Authors : Gorham J, Ameye L, Paesmans M, Berghmans T, Sculier JP, Meert AP
Year : 2019
Journal : Rev Mal Respir
Clinical outcomes of laryngopharyngeal reflux treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors : Lechien JR, Saussez S, Schindler A, Karkos PD, Hamdan AL, Harmegnies B, De Marrez LG, Finck C, Journe F, Paesmans M, Vaezi MF
Year : 2018
Journal : Laryngoscope