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Apheresis Unit (Hematology)

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 from the patient) and allogenic transplants (using the cells of another donor). 

Apheresis is a technique of extraction by centrifugation in an extracorporeal blood circuit (CEC). The components not collected are reinjected into the donor. 

The Apheresis Unit at the Jules Bordet Institute receives, for the ULB-IRIS network as a whole, patients likely to benefit from the collection of stem cells. The Unit works in close cooperation with the various autotransplant centres for adults and with the Children's Hospital (HUDERF). 

We have been practicing apheresis in our service since 1970, with a nursing and technical staff trained especially for the purpose. Two doctors and four nurses are available and ensure the continuity of the medical care, in cooperation with the hematology service as a whole. The Unit has an emergency service that operates 24 hours a day. 

The harvest, handling and conservation of the hematopoietic stem cells is in accordance with good practices. Since 2009 we have been accredited under the inspection programme (JACIE, the "Joint Accreditation Committee of the ISCT and EBMT" ) which makes it possible to improve quality within the various teams involved in carrying out the hematopoietic transplants.  

The Apheresis Unit at the Jules Bordet Institute also gives our patients access to treatment using photopheresis. This treatment is indicated for Graft Versus Host Disease that does not respond to the standard treatment and in certain cases of skin lymphomas. 

 

Research projects


 

Project 1

A Phase II study to assess the safety and the efficacy of extracorporeal photopheresis using the Theraflex ECP™ for patients with refractory chronic GVHD
  • Project Initiator : Philippe Lewalle
  • Collaboration(s) : Protocole de la société belge d’hématologie
  • Financing (or) support: Amis de l’Institut Bordet

Our team

Responsible Physician
- Dr Adriano Salaroli- Hematologist

Doctor
Prof Philippe Lewalle

Head Nurse
Patrick Crombez

Nurse(s)
- Chloilde Aubrun
Walter Bellemans
- Denise Duthoit
- Nicoletta Munteanu

Qualitician
- Aurélie Timmermans
Sfia Bourdji

Secretary
- Vanessa Vanpevenage

10/02/2022

 Scientific publications

The Association between Patient Characteristics and the Efficacy and Safety of Selinexor in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in the SADAL Study.

Authors : Zijlstra JM, Follows G, Casasnovas RO, Vermaat JSP, Kalakonda N, Choquet S, Hill B, Thieblemont C, Cavallo F, Cruz F, Kuruvilla J, Hamad N, Jaeger U, Caimi P, Gurion R, Warzocha K, Bakhshi S, Sancho JM, Schuster M, Egyed M, Offner F, Vassilakopoulos TP, Samal P, Ku M, Xu J, Corona K, Chamoun K, Shah J, Canales M, Maerevoet M
Year : 2022
Journal : Cancers (Basel)
Volume : 14

New Perspectives in Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Driving towards a Patient-Tailored Strategy.

Authors : Andreozzi F, Massaro F, Wittnebel S, Spilleboudt C, Lewalle P, Salaroli A
Year : 2022
Journal : Int J Mol Sci
Volume : 23

Carfilzomib maintenance in newly diagnosed non-transplant eligible multiple myeloma.

Authors : Bobin A, Kyheng M, Guidez S, Gruchet-Merouze C, Richez V, Duhamel A, Karlin L, Kolb B, Tiab M, Araujo C, Meuleman N, Malfuson JV, Bourquard P, Lenain P, Perrot A, Roussel M, Jaccard A, Petillon MO, Belhadj-Merzoug K, Chretien ML, Fontan J, Rodon P, Schmitt A, Offner F, Voillat L, Cereja S, Kuhnowski F, Rigaudeau S, Decaux O, Humbrecht-Kraut C, Frayfer J, Fitoussi O, Roos-Weil D, Eisenmann JC, Dorvaux V, Voog EG, Moreau P, Avet-Loiseau H, Hulin C, Facon T, Leleu X
Year : 2022
Journal : Leukemia
Volume : 36
Pages : 881-884

Cusatuzumab for treatment of CD70-positive relapsed or refractory cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Authors : Leupin N, Zinzani PL, Morschhauser F, Dalle S, Maerevoet M, Michot JM, Ribrag V, Offner F, Beylot-Barry M, Moins-Teisserenc H, Zwaenepoel K, de Winne K, Battistella M, Hultberg A, Gandini D, Moshir M, Jacobs J, Delahaye T, Khan A, Zabrocki P, Silence K, Van Rompaey L, Borg C, Motta G, Melle F, Calleri A, Pauwels P, de Haard H, Pileri S, Bagot M
Year : 2022
Journal : Cancer
Volume : 128
Pages : 1004-1014

Tumor infiltrating lymphocyte stratification of prognostic staging of early-stage triple negative breast cancer.

Authors : Loi S, Salgado R, Adams S, Pruneri G, Francis PA, Lacroix-Triki M, Joensuu H, Dieci MV, Badve S, Demaria S, Gray R, Munzone E, Drubay D, Lemonnier J, Sotiriou C, Kellokumpu-Lehtinen PL, Vingiani A, Gray K, André F, Denkert C, Piccart M, Roblin E, Michiels S
Year : 2022
Journal : NPJ Breast Cancer
Volume : 8
Pages : 3