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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

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 A. AwadaDr D. de Valeriola
Dr Ph. AftimosDr A. Gombos
Pr Ch. SotiriouDr E. de Azambuja
Dr M. IgnatiadisDr F. Lebrun 
Dr L. BuisseretPr A. Drowart
Dr D. t’Kint de RoodenbekeDr M. Hanappe

Oncogeriatrics 
Dr L. Dumont (geriatrician)

Cervico-facial Oncology  
Dr Y. LalamiDr S. Luce

Skin Tumour Oncology                
Pr A. AwadaPr A. DrowartDr M. Langouo
Dr M. Suppa (dermatologue)

Digestive Oncology / Gastroenterology / Endoscopy
Pr J.L. Van LathemDr A. HendliszDr F. Sclafani,
Prof. A. Demols, Dr L.Mans, Dr A.M. Bucalau
Dr R. Saude Conde

Gynaecological Oncology
Dr L. PolastroDr F. Lebrun
Dr M. Langouo, Dr M. Hanappe

Thoracic Oncology
Pr Th. BerghmansDr M. Brandao
Dr Z. Mekinda, Dr A. Goudsmit

Urogenital, Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology
Dr Ch. Jungels (sarcomas)
Dr N. Martínez-Chanza (urogenital tumors)

Dr S. Sideris (urogenital tumors)
Dr M. Vanhalleux (urogenital tumors)

Oncological Day Hospital
Dr D. de Valeriola
Dr Y. Lalami, Dr L. Polastro

Oncogenetics
Dr D. t’Kint de Roodenbeke

Neuro-oncology
Dr S. LucePr A. Awada

Psychooncology
Pr D. Razavi

Supportive and Palliative Cares / Pain Clinic
Dr I. LibertDr. V. Ligabo

Consultants :    
Pr J. Klastersky (internal medicine/oncology)
Dr Z. El Ali (medical oncology)
Dr J. Kerger (oncologie gynécologique/cutanée)
Dr H. Rouvière (geriatry)
Pr A. Van Gossum (endoscopy/gastroenterology/nutrition)

06/12/2023

 Scientific publications

Impact of Anti-HER2 Therapy Alone and With Weekly Paclitaxel on the Ovarian Reserve of Young Women With HER2-Positive Breast Cancer.

Authors : Lambertini M, Ceppi M, Anderson RA, Cameron DA, Bruzzone M, Franzoi MA, Massarotti C, El-Abed S, Wang Y, Lecocq C, Nuciforo P, Rolyance R, Pusztai L, Sohn J, Latocca MM, Arecco L, Pistilli B, Ruddy KJ, Ballestrero A, Del Mastro L, Peccatori FA, Partridge AH, Saura C, Untch M, Piccart-Gebhart M, Di Cosimo S, de Azambuja E, Demeestere I
Year : 2023
Journal : J Natl Compr Canc Netw
Volume : 21
Pages : 33-41.e16

Approaches to Fertility Preservation for Young Women With Breast Cancer.

Authors : Razeti MG, Soldato D, Arecco L, Levaggi A, Puglisi S, Solinas C, Agostinetto E, Spinaci S, Lapuchesky L, Genova C, Massarotti C, Lambertini M
Year : 2023
Journal : Clin Breast Cancer
Volume : 23
Pages : 241-248

Medical oncology education in Europe: equipping medical oncologists to provide the best care for patients with cancer.

Authors : Jordan K, de Azambuja E, Amaral T, Strijbos M, Curigliano G, Lordick F
Year : 2023
Journal : Oncol Res Treat

Reply to S. Di Cosimo et al.

Authors : Agostinetto E, Venet D, Ignatiadis M, Kalashnikova E
Year : 2023
Journal : JCO Precis Oncol
Volume : 7
Pages : e2200644

Food in painting: From dietetics to symbolism.

Authors : Van Gossum A
Year : 2023
Journal : Clin Nutr ESPEN
Volume : 54
Pages : 374-381