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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,...

Jules Bordet Institute

The Institut Jules Bordet A pioneering centre in Belgium’s fight against cancer “The Institut Jules Bordet is an integrated, multidisciplinary centre, unique in Belgium and which enjoys an international reputation. The hospital is devoted entirely to patients affected by cancer. For more than 75 years, our teams have been offering patients leading-edge diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the prevention, screening and active treatment of all types of cancer. The Institut Bordet also carries out important research activities which every year lead to major discoveries, as well as providing high-level, specialised university training.” Our missions A new building for the Institut Jules Bordet   ...

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...

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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appointment

Making an appointment To make, change or cancel an appointment: Tel : +32 (0)2 541 30 00  from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. or from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.   You can also fill in the online form. Once your request has been received, reception will contact you again on these contact details. Making an appointment Cancel/change an appointment The cancellation or changing of an appointment must ...

internationale patiënten

International patients European and non-European patients European patients Documents neededIf you are from a country which is a member of the European Union, it is essential that you bring: Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC/CEAM) when you go to the hospital, including in the case of an emergency. For a planned hospital stay, you must also bring the S2 form (previously...

Access

Accessibility and contact Institut Jules Bordet How to get there Address Institut Jules Bordet: 121-125,  boulevard de Waterloo – 1000 Brussels   Phone number +32 (0)2 541 31 11 ...

Teaching

Teaching at the Institut Jules Bordet    “Interns are integrated into an organised, multidisciplinary system under the constant supervision of their intern supervisor and his team.”  Prof. Anne-Pascale Meert, Head of the Internal Medicine Clinic and Director of the 2nd and 3rd Master’s Internal Medicine at the Institut Jules Bordet    The Institut Jules Bordet, university hospital Our formations ...

volunteer

Become a volunteer at the Institut Jules Bordet Voluntary work is the free and non-remunerated commitment of persons who act for others or in the collective interest in a framework outside of assistance to family and friends. Voluntary work is not exercised by the same person and for the same organisation in the framework of an employment contract, a service contract or a statutory appointment.    Voluntary work at the Jules Bordet Institute We are seeking voluntary workers for various activities, including reception and orientation.  If you have some free time and the desire to actively support patients and staff at the Jules Bordet Institute then please contact the coordinator at our voluntary workers secretariat for further information on current n...

Rare tumours

Rare tumours “The Institut Jules Bordet has long been recognised for its treatment of rare tumours”   Dr Ahmad Awada, Oncologist How we treat rare tumours Rare tumours account for around a quarter of the cancers treated at the Institut Jules Bordet. These cancers require very particular and multidisciplinary treatment. A tumour is described as rare when it affects fewer than 6 people in 100,000. It may appear in an organ or in tissue that is only very rarely affected by cancer (eg: the salivary glands, the penis, etc), or may be situated in an organ where cancer is relatively common but show cell characteristics that are different from those usually observed. ...

Breast cancers

Breast cancers “Our patients receive support at every level, including psychological support”   Dr Martine Piccart, Medical Oncologist and Scientific Director How we treat breast cancers In Belgium, one woman in eight will develop breast cancer over the course of her life. The Institut Jules Bordet treats around 700 women a year. Our multidisciplinary teams were pioneers in a number of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to these cancers. ...

Lung and thorax cancers

Lung and thorax cancers “The therapeutic strategy depends on the type of cancer, its extent and the patient’s general state of health.”  Dr Thierry Berghmans, Head of the Thoracic Oncology Clinic How we treat cancers of the lungs and thoracic cavity Thanks to extensive internal and external collaboration, the Institut Bordet is able to treat all cancers of the thoracic cavity, including lung cancer.Several types of cancer can develop in the thorax: small and large cell lung (or “bronchial”) cancer, pulmonary metastases originating in other primary tumours and rare tumours such as cancer of the thymus, mesothelioma, pleura, etc. ...

Blood cell cancers

Blood cell cancers « Advances in research and treatment while supporting and listening to the patient: the keys to recovery and quality of life »   Prof Nathalie Meuleman, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HAEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY at the Institut Jules Bordet. How we treat blood cell cancers The Institut Jules Bordet treats all haematological cancers, ie blood cell and lymphatic cancers. ...

Prostate cancers

Prostate cancers “Our aim is to preserve the patient’s quality of life while treating the tumour as effectively as possible.”   Dr Alexandre Peltier, Urological surgeon How we treat the prostate cancers Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The Institut Jules Bordet has the cutting-edge technology needed to detect and treat these tumours. ...

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. ...

Colorectal cancers

Colorectal cancers “Our philosophy is to care for patients while sparing them any pointless and difficult treatments.”   Dr Alain Hendlisz, Coordinator of the Digestive Tumour CMO, Institut Bordet How we treat cancers of the colon or rectum Colorectal cancers are among the most common forms of cancer. Significant advances have been made in improving the way they are treated. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach. ...