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Cell therapy unit - hematology

Cell therapy unit (Hematology) Our rol The hematological cell therapy unit (U.T.C.H.) is a platform dedicated to translating new cell therapies into reliable and effective treatment that increases the survival rate of cancer patients as a result of innovative approaches. The unit's functioning is closely integrated with that of the apheresis unit upstream and the clinical transplantation ...

Transplantation unit - hematology

Transplantation unit (Hematology) Our rol There are two types of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: autotransplantation: autologous transplantation, using stem cells taken from the patient, allotransplantation: allogenic transplantation,  using stem cells taken from a compatible brother or sister (known as a family or related transplant), or the stem cells of a voluntary and anonymous do...

Apheresis Unit - hematology

Apheresis Unit (Hematology) Our role Apherisis is a procedure that makes it possible to separate the various elements of the blood, in particular:  the plasma (therapeutic plasmapherisis), the red corpuscles (therapeutic erythropheresis), the white corpuscles (therapeutic leucapheresis), the hematopoietic stem cells (cytapheresis), essential for both analogous transplants (using cells taken...

Oncogenetic

Oncogenetic clinic You do not inherit a cancer, you inherit an increased risk of developing a cancer.  Daphné t’Kint de Roodenbeke Head of the Oncogenetic Clinic Oncogenetics: Is cancer hereditary? ...

Lymphology clinic

Lymphology clinic Our role The Institut Bordet Lymphology Clinic brings together doctors and paramedical professionals who offer a structured, multidisciplinary response to lymphatic disorders and to questions about the lymphatic system that certain cancer patients may ask. The Clinic also offers its services to individuals with primary lymphoedema, lipolymphoedema and secondary lymphoedema fo...

IREN

Choosing to participate in a clinical trial Let’s try the IREN tool ! IREN: Informed on Research, ENgaged for better treatmentsIREN is a decision aid to support cancer patients’ decisions about clinical trial participation. It’s a collaborative project between clinical research professionals, patients and relatives.L'Outil IREN (Français)IREN Hulpmiddel (Nederlands) ...

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dietetics

Dietetics department Our role The role of the Dietetics Department is to ensure that the patient remains in good nutritional condition throughout the course of treatment by ensuring an optimal diet in terms of quality and quantity.  Our aim is also to increase patient awareness to avoid any involuntary weight loss (or in some cases weight gain) and to avoid restrictive or non-validated diets....

Dietetics FAQ

Find out more about nutrition and cancer Cancer is one of the world's most widespread diseases In addition to genetic causes, many environmental factors can increase the risk of developing a cancer. These include diet that can play an important role in preventing cancer, during cancer treatment and after cancer.There are many recommendations on diet and cancer, often very divergent and so...

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Our rol The Jules Bordet Institute’s pharmacy fulfils  a number of roles:  Supplying the care units with medicines and medical devices while ensuring that the professional and legal standards for the use of pharmaceutical products are respected.  The production of sterile preparations of anti-cancer treatment for injection while guaranteeing their quality and safety.  Supplying out...

Ergotherapy

Occupational therapy Our rol The occupational therapists at the Jules Bordet Institute accompany patients with reduced  independence. They assist them in readapting to their daily and social life through practical everyday activities while taking into account individual potential and the constraints of the environment. Occupational therapists work in multidisciplinary teams and on the basis of...

Digestive cancers

Digestive cancers “Combining several treatments increases the chance of a cure and reduces recurrence of digestive cancer.”    Dr Alain Hendlisz, Coordinator of the Digestive CMO, Institut Jules Bordet. How we treat digestive tract cancers All the digestive organs can be affected by cancer: the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts, the small intestine, large intestine (colon) … even the anal margin. Management of these tumours is always multidisciplinary.  ...

Research

Research Since its foundation, the Institut Jules Bordet has always strived to understand the cellular mechanisms involved in cancer and to improve cancer treatments. By collaborating closely with healthcare professionals and doctors from all fields of medicine, researchers at the Institut Bordet are able to offer patients the latest innovations derived from scientific research. «The projects carried out by researchers at the Institut Bordet are exceptional in their cross-disciplinary nature and inventiveness. Driving healthcare forward and exploring all possible research avenues – this is the approach we take at the Institut Bordet. »     Martine Piccart  Research Director How research helps to move cancer treatment forward At the Institut Jules Bordet, research is both clinical and translational. It is a highly organised activity mobilising and involving numerous health professionals, as well as patients. ...

Psycho-oncology

Psycho-oncology clinic Our role The objectives of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic of the Institut Jules Bordet are: the psychological and psychiatric management of the patients and/or those close to them, the development of clinical research projects, healthcare-provider/patient communication training and psycho-oncology training in general. The common objective of the psychiatrists, psychologists,...

accompaniment

Supporting care With the medical teams, many other healthcare professionals support the patients. They are dedicated to help patients in managing their illness and treatments, and to promote their wellbeing. ICSOs Cancer care nurse coordinators (ICSOs) play an important role in each patient’s care pathway.They coordinate patient care among the different healthcare providers dealing with each patient’s case: doctors, paramedical staff (psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, etc) and administrative staff. ICSOs also liaise between the Institut Bordet and any external care providers such as GPs and h...

Second opinion

Requesting a second opinion “Seeking a second opinion is a patient’s right.”    Dr Dominique de Valeriola, General Medical Director, Institut Jules Bordet Second opinion Every year, many patients request a second opinion from the multidisciplinary team of the Institut Jules Bordet. ...

after cancer

and after cancer ... “As well as follow-up care, our patients are offered many types of support, after treatment too.”  Dr Dominique de Valeriola, General Medical Director, Institut Jules Bordet Medical care after cancer After treatment, when medical examinations show no more sign of cancer, the patient is considered to be in remission. It is then that post-cancer care begins. ...

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