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
Audrey Duinslaeger, data manager
Celine Hubeau, data manager
Aline Kayumba, data manager
Laetitia Martins, data manager
Michel Moreau, epidemiologist
Caroline Rasson, data manager
Bernard Schenk, data warehouse officer
Louise Vanderweerden, webmaster and secretariat
Retrospective evaluation of the safety of low-level laser therapy/photobiomodulation in patients with head/neck cancer.
Authors : Genot-Klastersky MT, Paesmans M, Ameye L, Kayumba A, Beauvois S, Dragan T, Van Gestel D, Lalami Y, Klastersky JA
Year : 2020
Journal : Support Care Cancer
Volume : 28
Pages : 3015-3022
Clinical implications of body mass index in metastatic breast cancer patients treated with abemaciclib and endocrine therapy.
Authors : Franzoi MA, Eiger D, Ameye L, Ponde N, Caparica R, de Angelis C, Brandão M, Desmedt C, Di Cosimo S, Kotecki N, Lambertini M, Awada A, Piccart M, de Azambuja E
Year : 2020
Journal : J Natl Cancer Inst
Pregnancy After Breast Cancer in Patients With Germline <i>BRCA</i> Mutations.
Authors : Lambertini M, Ameye L, Hamy AS, Zingarello A, Poorvu PD, Carrasco E, Grinshpun A, Han S, Rousset-Jablonski C, Ferrari A, Paluch-Shimon S, Cortesi L, Senechal C, Miolo G, Pogoda K, Pérez-Fidalgo JA, De Marchis L, Ponzone R, Livraghi L, Estevez-Diz MDP, Villarreal-Garza C, Dieci MV, Clatot F, Berlière M, Graffeo R, Teixeira L, Córdoba O, Sonnenblick A, Luna Pais H, Ignatiadis M, Paesmans M, Partridge AH, Caron O, Saule C, Del Mastro L, Peccatori FA, Azim HA Jr
Year : 2020
Journal : J Clin Oncol
Volume : 38
Pages : 3012-3023
MOMENTUM: A Phase I Trial Investigating 2 Schedules of Capecitabine With Aflibercept in Patients With Gastrointestinal and Breast Cancer.
Authors : Camera S, Deleporte A, Bregni G, Trevisi E, Pretta A, Telli TA, Polastro L, Gombos A, Kayumba A, Ameye L, Piccart-Gebhart M, Awada A, Sclafani F, Hendlisz A
Year : 2020
Journal : Clin Colorectal Cancer
Systemic Sentinel Lymph Node Detection Using Fluorescence Imaging After Indocyanine Green Intravenous Injection in Colorectal Cancer: Protocol for a Feasibility Study.
Authors : Liberale G, Vankerckhove S, Bouazza F, Gomez Galdon M, Larsimont D, Moreau M, Bourgeois P, Donckier V
Year : 2020
Journal : JMIR Res Protoc
Volume : 9
Pages : e17976