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Medical Oncology Clinic

The Institut Bordet Medical Oncology Clinic has a number of roles:

  • diagnosis and therapeutic care of patients with solid tumours
  • overseeing administration of cancer medication for in-patients and out-patients
  • monitoring patients during and after their treatment.

The Clinic takes a multidisciplinary approach. Therapeutic decisions are made in consultation with other specialist doctors and healthcare professionals involved in the patient’s care.
The aim is that patients should be monitored in all respects, including psychologically.

The Medical Oncology Clinic forms an integral part of the Department of Oncological Medicine. It is also very active in clinical research (particularly in the development of new medication) and translational research. At the Clinic, research is integrated into the care provided, enabling patients to benefit from the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances, well before these become part of clinical routine.

Research projects

Project 1

AURORA Programme aimed at understanding the molecular characteristics of recurrent and metastatic breast cancer early in the evolution of metastatic disease.

Project 2

CHARACTERIZATION OF ENDOCRINE RESISTANT Luminal Breast Cancer using spatial transcriptomics AND epigenetic ANALYSIS. 
  • Project leaders : Christos Sotiriou, Françoise Rothé and Mattia Rediti
  • Collaborations : 
    - Dr François Fuks, Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics, ULB-Cancer Research Center (U-CRC), Université libre de Bruxelles
    - Prof Lundeberg at the SciLife laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden
    - Dr Frédérick Libert, ULB/VUB Brightcore sequencing facility

Project 3

  • Project leader : Philippe Aftimos 
  • Collaborations : International clinical study
  • Funding (or) Support : Zenith Epigenetics Ltd.

Project 4

  • Project leader : Thierry Berghmans
  • Collaborations : International clinical study
  • Funding (or) Support : EORTC

Project 5

AURA : Avelumab as neoadjuvant therapy in subjects with urothelial muscle invasive bladder cancers

Project 6

MIME-A Abémaciclib
Multiorgan Metabolic imaging response assessment of Abemaciclib

Our team

Head of the Medical Oncology Clinic
Pr A. Awada

Solid Tumours / New Innovative drugs
Pr A. AwadaDr Ph. AftimosDr N. Kotecki

Solid and RareTumours
Pr A. AwadaDr Ch. Jungels

Breast Oncology
Pr M. PiccartDr D. de Valeriola
Dr Ph. AftimosDr A. Gombos
Pr Ch. SotiriouDr E. de Azambuja
Dr M. IgnatiadisDr F. Lebrun 
Dr L. BuisseretDr L. Polastro
Pr A. DrowartDr D. t’Kint de Roodenbeke

Dr L. Dal LagoPr Th. Pepersack (geriatrician)

Cervico-facial Oncology  
Dr Y. Lalami

Skin Tumour Oncology                
Dr J. Kerger / Pr A. Awada
Pr A. Drowart
Dr M. Suppa

Digestive Oncology / Gastroenterology / Endoscopy
Dr A. HendliszDr A. Deleporte
Dr F. Sclafani

Gynaecological Oncology
Dr J. KergerDr L. Polastro
Dr F. LebrunPr A. Drowart

Thoracic Oncology
Pr Th. Berghmans

Urogenital, Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology
Dr Th. Gil,
Dr Ch. Jungels (sarcomas)
Dr N. Martínez-Chanza (urogenital tumors)

Dr S. Sideris (urogenital tumors)

Oncological Day Hospital
Dr D. de Valeriola
Dr Y. Lalami, Dr L. Polastro

Dr D. t’Kint de Roodenbeke

Pr D. Razavi, Dr G. StefosDr X. Bondenet

Supportive and Palliative Cares / Pain Clinic
Dr I. Libert, Pr A. Drowart (mobile unite)

Consultants :    
Pr J. Klastersky (internal medicine/oncology)
Pr B. Desmarez (gastroenterology/endoscopy)
Dr Z. El Ali (medical oncology)
Dr E. Girard (oncologie médicale/digestive)
Dr P. Gkolfakis (gastroentérologie/endoscopie)
Dr Y. Gökburun (gastroenterology/medical oncology)
Dr D. Levacq (medical oncology/oncogenetics)
Dr A. Lepida (gastroenterology/hepatology)
Dr H. Louis (gastroenterology/digestive functional disorders)
Dr F. Mana (gastroenterology/endoscopy)
Pr A. Van Gossum (endoscopy/gastroenterology/nutrition)

 Scientific publications

Optimal treatment for aromatase inhibitor-resistant metastatic breast cancer patients: lessons from the PEARL study.

Authors : Agostinetto E, Ignatiadis M
Year : 2021
Journal : Ann Oncol
Volume : 32
Pages : 427-430

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, an ultra-rare cancer: a consensus paper from the community of experts.

Authors : Stacchiotti S, Miah AB, Frezza AM, Messiou C, Morosi C, Caraceni A, Antonescu CR, Bajpai J, Baldini E, Bauer S, Biagini R, Bielack S, Blay JY, Bonvalot S, Boukovinas I, Bovee JVMG, Boye K, Brodowicz T, Callegaro D, de Alava E, Deoras-Sutliff M, Dufresne A, Eriksson M, Errani C, Fedenko A, Ferraresi V, Ferrari A, Fletcher CDM, Garcia Del Muro X, Gelderblom H, Gladdy RA, Gouin F, Grignani G, Gutkovich J, Haas R, Hindi N, Hohenberger P, Huang P, Joensuu H, Jones RL, Jungels C, Kasper B, Kawai A, Le Cesne A, Le Grange F, Leithner A, Leonard H, Lopez Pousa A, Martin Broto J, Merimsky O, Merriam P, Miceli R, Mir O, Molinari M, Montemurro M, Oldani G, Palmerini E, Pantaleo MA, Patel S, Piperno-Neumann S, Raut CP, Ravi V, Razak ARA, Reichardt P, Rubin BP, Rutkowski P, Safwat AA, Sangalli C, Sapisochin G, Sbaraglia M, Scheipl S, Schöffski P, Strauss D, Strauss SJ, Sundby Hall K, Tap WD, Trama A, Tweddle A, van der Graaf WTA, Van De Sande MAJ, van Houdt W, van Oortmerssen G, Wagner AJ, Wartenberg M, Wood J, Zaffaroni N, Zimmermann C, Casali PG, Dei Tos AP, Gronchi A
Year : 2021
Journal : ESMO Open
Volume : 6
Pages : 100170

Sarcoidosis Versus Lymphoma?

Authors : Dal Lago L, Sarrand J, Woff E, Awada A, Vouche M, Pepersack T
Year : 2021
Journal : Eur J Case Rep Intern Med
Volume : 8
Pages : 002250

Cell-free circulating tumor DNA profiling in cancer management.

Authors : Roy D, Lucci A, Ignatiadis M, Jeffrey SS
Year : 2021
Journal : Trends Mol Med

Adjuvant Olaparib for Patients with <i>BRCA1</i>- or <i>BRCA2</i>-Mutated Breast Cancer.

Authors : Tutt ANJ, Garber JE, Kaufman B, Viale G, Fumagalli D, Rastogi P, Gelber Rd, de Azambuja E, Fielding A, Balmaña J, Domchek SM, Gelmon KA, Hollingsworth SJ, Korde LA, Linderholm B, Bandos H, Senkus E, Suga JM, Shao Z, Pippas AW, Nowecki Z, Huzarski T, Ganz PA, Lucas PC, Baker N, Loibl S, McConnell R, Piccart M, Schmutzler R, Steger GG, Costantino JP, Arahmani A, Wolmark N, Mcfadden E, Karantza V, Lakhani SR, Yothers G, Campbell C, Geyer CE Jr
Year : 2021
Journal : N Engl J Med
Volume : 384
Pages : 2394-2405