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Urological and male genital cancers

Urological and male 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. ...

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. ...

Head and neck cancers

Head and neck cancers « Providing comprehensive care for the patient is important for our multidisciplinary team but equally important is providing it without delay ... »  Delphine Talmon, Oncological Care Coordinating Nurse (ICSO) How we treat ENT cancers of the head and neck Head and neck cancers include all tumours that develop in the upper aerodigestive tract and ENT (ear, nose and throat) system: tongue, cheek, palate, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, larynx, pharynx, etc. ...

Bone and soft tissue cancers

Bone and soft tissue cancers How we treat bone and soft tissue cancers The medical team at the Institut Jules Bordet treats tumours that appear in the soft tissue (muscles, fat, nerves, blood vessels, etc), primary bone cancer in children (in close collaboration with HUDERF – the Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola) and in adults as well as bone metastases.  ...

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. ...

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. ...

Thyroid cancers

Thyroid cancers “The therapeutic strategy depends largely on the risk of persistence or recurrence of the disease.”  Dr Giuseppe Costante, Endocrinologist and Head of Thyroid Cancer at the EURACAN Project. How we treat thyroid cancers The Institut Jules Bordet treats all types of thyroid cancer. The great majority can be cured but require correct assessment of the risk of recurrence and follow-up care for life. ...

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.  ...

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 ...

ICSO

Coordination nurses in oncological care (ICSO) THE ROLE OF THE ICSO NURSE To ensure efficient and quality care for all patients, the Jules Bordet Institute has put into place a team of ICSO nurses (Coordination nurses in oncological care) charged with overseeing care for the Institute's cancer patients.The Institute's ICSO nurses all hold a nursing degree with a specialisation in onc...

Ethics committee

The Ethics Committee     PLENARY MEETINGS The ethics committee meets twice monthly in plenary session to review research projects that have been submitted for its evaluation.  A select committee of its members also meets weekly to consid...

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...

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...

Organisation of the Institute Jules Bordet

Organigram of the Jules Bordet Institute Organigram Management The Board of Directors of the University Hospital of Brussels (H.U.B.), a grouping of the Jules Bordet Institute, the Era...

Advice and wellness nursing

Advice and wellness nursing A well-being interlude along the care pathway Our role Nurses specialized in advice and wellness nursing  at the Jules Bordet Institute seek to conserve and improve the body image and well-being of patients with cancer or having had cancer. This support is aimed at the well-being of patients. It is provided in cooperation with other Institute actors...

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) ...

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 ...

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Our role Radiotherapy is one of the main treatments for cancer and is used as an independent treatment or in combination with surgery and/or systemic treatment (i.e. chemotherapy). The goal is to cure cancer, to augment the prognosis, or to palliate symptoms.Radiation therapy has a biological effect on the DNA and the inflammatory status of the tumor. The side effects are decrease...

Radiotherapy research unit

Radiotherapy research unit Description The radiotherapy research at the Bordet Institute focuses on the treatment of diverse tumor types, on several levels: preclinical, translational, clinical and technological. The radiotherapy department disposes of a dedicated preclinical research lab that leads research in cellular and animal models, to study radiobiology, the immune effects of radiothera...