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liver cancers

Liver cancers “A surgeon never takes the decision to operate on their own. The management of hepatic tumours is always multidisciplinary.”  Dr Vincent Donckier, Hepatobiliary surgeon and head of surgery, Institut Bordet. How we treat liver cancers There are 2 types of hepatic cancer: primary liver cancer and hepatic metastases originating from other primary tumours. Surgery is the major treatment for these cancers but it is limited by the need to conserve sufficient functional liver tissue. Other therapies may be combined with surgery. ...

Urological cancers

Male urological and genital cancers “Our patients are supported by a team of medical and paramedical specialists.”      Dr Alexandre Peltier, UROLOGICAL SURGEON How we treat male urological and genital cancers Urogenital cancers are tumours that develop in the urinary or genital system. ...

brain tumours

Brain tumours « Neuro-Oncology is above all a multidisciplinary approach at the centre of which the quality of life of the patient is crucial »  Dr Philippe Martinive Clinic Director How we treat brain tumours The Institut Jules Bordet treats both primary brain cancers and brain metastases. Medical imaging plays a major role in this treatment because, in the brain, accurate definition of the tumour is crucial. ...

neuroendocrine tumours

Neuroendocrine tumours “A neuroendocrine tumour is a particular kind of digestive cancer that requires very specific management.”  Dr Alain Hendlisz, Coordinator of the Digestive Tumour CMO, Institut Bordet. How we treat neuroendocrine tumours Although often situated in an organ of the digestive tract, neuroendocrine tumours behave differently from other digestive cancers and must often be treated in a specific way. ...

Anatomopathology

Anatomical pathology department Our role The Anatomical Pathology Department is responsible for analysing tumours sent to it by the Institut Jules Bordet, the CHU St-Pierre and the Ixelles and Molière IRIS SUD hospitals. It is a reference centre in various fields, including the diagnosis of breast, gynaecological, digestive, urogenital, pulmonary, soft tissue and head and neck cancers and lymp...

Hematology

Hematology department Our rol The Institut Bordet Clinical Haematology Department specialises in determining and treating diseases of the blood.The Institut Bordet is committed to the treatment of these diseases and to offering patients high-quality, individual treatment.In addition to the traditional approach to blood diseases, the Institut is also engaged in the development of innovative and...

Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Department Our role The anaesthetist’s work is often little known but it is fundamental for the patient’s well-being. Indeed, before anything else, it is the anaesthetist who evaluates the patient’s state of health before, during and after the operation, the surgeon being primarily concerned with the organ to be operated on. Before the operation: the first ev...

Surgery

Surgery department Our rol The principal mission of the Institut Bordet Department of Surgery is the surgical treatment of cancerous diseases. More specifically, our surgeons strive to:offer leading-edge surgical techniques in the treatment of cancer; integrate surgery into global cancer treatment; encourage approaches combining surgery and other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, ...

Day hospital

Oncological day hospital     Our role The aim of the oncology day hospital is to avoid hospitalisation with night stays while limiting the impact of the disease and its treatments on the personal, family, social and professional life of patients with cancer. The following may be carried out in the Day Hospital:Conventional anti-cancer treatments (chemotherapy, targeted treatme...

Medical Imagery

Medical imagery Our role The radiology department of the Institut Jules Bordet  brings together the various medical imaging techniques, except for nuclear medicine. The techniques concerned are:conventional radiology (radiography including mammography and bone densitometry), tomodensitometry (X-ray scanning),  ultrasound (ultrasound imaging), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Although some ...

Infectious diseases

Clinic of infectious diseases Our role The objective of the infectious diseases clinic at the Institut Jules Bordet is to prevent and treat the infectious complications occurring in cancer patients, whether they are connected with the cancer itself or with its treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, etc.) ...

Internal medicine

Internal medicine Our role The mission of the Institut Jules Bordet's Department of Internal Medicine is to assume responsibilitiy regarding:Organising, with senior doctors from other specialities, the hospital's medical activity and support for undergraduate and postgraduate students  Coordinating the various sister medical specialities of internal medicine, with the exception of ...

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear Medicine Our role The nuclear medicine department of the Institut Jules Bordet offers patients diagnostic tests of the functional or molecular type, as well as treatments with targeted molecular radiotherapy.  The diagnostic tests differ from those carried out in the Radiology Department in that they involve the intravenous administration of substances labelled with radioactive isotope...

Medical oncology

Medical Oncology Clinic Our role 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 o...

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Our role Radiotherapy remains one of the 3 pillars of treatment for patients affected by cancer. Half of all patients will undergo radiotherapy at one time or another. Radiotherapy may be used to treat cancer, improve quality of life and even to alleviate certain types of pain. Radiotherapy uses the properties of ionizing radiation. Recent technological advances and a better under...

Supportive and palliative cares

Clinic of supportive and palliative cares Our rol Once limited to end-of-life, supportive care is now at the heart of cancer treatment at the Institut Bordet. And this includes from the start of treatment. The Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic provides continuing comfort care aimed at controlling and alleviating the symptoms and consequences of cancer and of certain treatments: pain, diges...

Urology

Urology department Our role The Urology Department is responsible for the medical and surgical treatment of pathologies associated with the male and female urinary tract and the male genitalia.Its activities are essentially diagnosis and treatment and the monitoring of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions affecting the prostate, kidneys, bladder and male genitalia.As our work is principally ...

Nurse department

Nursing department Our rol The mission of the Institut Bordet Department of Nursing is to provide comprehensive care for patients affected by cancer and to deliver high-quality, adapted and personalised nursing care as part of a multidisciplinary team. The Department also seeks to promote the skills, motivation and empowerment of its nursing staff and carers.Nursing care is delivered according...

Molecular Immunology Laboratory

Molecular Immunology Laboratory (MIU) Overview The Molecular Immunology Laboratory strives to improve our understanding of the immune response in cancer and how it can be manipulated to the benefit of the patients. It investigates lymphocyte activities in several clinical conditions: First, by studying the organization and cellular state of CD4+ T cells and germinal center B cells infiltrating...

Experimental Haematology Laboratory

Experimental Haematology Laboratory (HEMEXP) Description The Experimental Haematology Laboratory is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in the field of haematology and immunology. It operates in symbiosis with the Institut Bordet Haematology Clinic. One of the Laboratory’s strengths lies in the very tight interaction between researchers, the Haematology cell therapy unit (UTCH) and t...