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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

ZENITH: A PHASE 2 STUDY OF ZEN003694 IN COMBINATION WITH TALAZOPARIB IN PATIENTS WITH TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER (BRCA1 OR BRCA2 NON MUTATED)
  • Project leader : Philippe Aftimos 
  • Collaborations : International clinical study
  • Funding (or) Support : Zenith Epigenetics Ltd.

Project 4

MULTICENTRIC PHASE II SINGLE-ARM STUDY OF NIVOLUMAB IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE B3 THYMOMA AND THYMIC CARCINOMA PREVIOUSLY TREATED WITH CHEMOTHERAPY
  • 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

Oncogeriatrics 
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

Oncogenetics
Dr D. t’Kint de Roodenbeke

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

Supportive and Palliative Cares / Pain Clinic
Pr D. Lossignol, 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

Prognostic value of a three-scale grading system based on combining molecular imaging with <sup>68</sup>Ga-DOTATATE and <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET/CT in patients with metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasias.

Authors : Karfis I, Marin G, Levillain H, Drisis S, Muteganya R, Critchi G, Taraji-Schiltz L, Guix CA, Shaza L, Elbachiri M, Mans L, Machiels G, Hendlisz A, Flamen P
Year : 2020
Journal : Oncotarget
Volume : 11
Pages : 589-599

The Impact of Thyroid Disorders on Clinical Pregnancy Outcomes in a Real-World Study Setting.

Authors : Sitoris G, Veltri F, Kleynen P, Cogan A, Belhomme J, Rozenberg S, Pepersack T, Poppe K
Year : 2020
Journal : Thyroid
Volume : 30
Pages : 106-115

The path to a better biomarker: application of a risk management framework for the implementation of PD-L1 and TILs as immuno-oncology biomarkers into breast cancer clinical trials and daily practice.

Authors : Gonzalez-Ericsson PI, Stovgaard ES, Sua LF, Reisenbichler E, Kos Z, Carter JM, Michiels S, Le Quesne J, Nielsen TO, Lænkholm AV, Fox SB, Adam J, Bartlett JM, Rimm DL, Quinn C, Peeters D, Dieci MV, Vincent-Salomon A, Cree I, Hida AI, Balko JM, Haynes HR, Frahm I, Acosta-Haab G, Balancin M, Bellolio E, Yang W, Kirtani P, Sugie T, Ehinger A, Castaneda CA, Kok M, McArthur H, Siziopikou K, Badve S, Fineberg S, Gown A, Viale G, Schnitt SJ, Pruneri G, Penault-Llorca F, Hewitt S, Thompson EA, Allison KH, Symmans WF, Bellizzi AM, Brogi E, Moore DA, Larsimont D, Dillon DA, Lazar A, Lien H, Goetz MP, Broeckx G, El Bairi K, Harbeck N, Cimino-Mathews A, Sotiriou C, Adams S, Liu SW, Loibl S, Chen IC, Lakhani SR, Juco JW, Denkert C, Blackley EF, Demaria S, Leon-Ferre R, Gluz O, Zardavas D, Emancipator K, Ely S, Loi S, Salgado R, Sanders M
Year : 2020
Journal : J Pathol

Standard Anthracycline Based Versus Docetaxel-Capecitabine in Early High Clinical and/or Genomic Risk Breast Cancer in the EORTC 10041/BIG 3-04 MINDACT Phase III Trial.

Authors : Delaloge S, Piccart-Gebhart M, Rutgers E, Litière S, van t Veer LJ, van den Berkmortel F, Brain E, Dudek-Peric A, Gil-Gil M, Gomez P, Hilbers FS, Khalil Z, Knox S, Kuemmel S, Kunz G, Lesur A, Pierga JY, Ravdin P, Rubio IT, Saghatchian M, Smilde TJ, Thompson AM, Viale G, Zoppoli G, Vuylsteke P, Tryfonidis K, Poncet C, Bogaerts J, Cardoso F
Year : 2020
Journal : J Clin Oncol
Pages : JCO1901371

Kinome Profiling to Predict Sensitivity to MAPK Inhibition in Melanoma and to Provide New Insights into Intrinsic and Acquired Mechanism of Resistance Short Title: Sensitivity Prediction to MAPK Inhibitors in Melanoma.

Authors : Krayem M, Aftimos P, Najem A, van den Hooven T, van den Berg A, Hovestad-Bijl L, de Wijn R, Hilhorst R, Ruijtenbeek R, Sabbah M, Kerger J, Awada A, Journe F, Ghanem GE
Year : 2020
Journal : Cancers (Basel)
Volume : 12