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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. ...

Gynaecological cancers

Gynaecological cancers “ We provide support and assistance to our patients in every aspect of their illness ”      Dr Jean-Marie Nogaret, Surgeon and head of the Gynaeco-Mammary Surgery Clinic How we treat gynaecological cancers The term gynaecological cancer covers cancers of the endometrium, the ovaries, the cervix, the vulva and the vagina. These intimate cancers require multidisciplinary, personalised care and treatment. ...

Bone and soft tissue cancers

Bone and soft tissue cancers “Physiotherapy after orthopaedic surgery must remain in expert hands and must be gentle and delicate.”  Dr Michael Gebhart, Coordinator of the Institut Jules Bordet Soft Tissue and Bone Tumour Multidisciplinary Oncology Team. 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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Hematology

Hematology department Our role 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 an...

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 treatm...

Medical Imagery

Radiology – Medical Imaging 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). A...

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.) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 infiltratin...

Laboratory of Oncology and Experimental Surgery (LOCE)

Laboratory of Oncology and Experimental Surgery (LOCE) Description The Laboratory of Oncology and Experimental Surgery (LOCE) is a laboratory at the Institut Bordet recognised by the ULB Faculty of Medicine. It specialises in research into malignant melanoma and pigment cells in general. It combines fundamental research with preclinical and translational research. The LOCE has a self-contained...

Information Management Unit (UGI)

Information Management Unit (UGI) Our role The Information Management Unit (UGI) provides support to the clinical departments and management of the Institut Bordet.The UGI carries out 4 particular missions: An epidemiology mission – by developing, managing and operating the hospital Cancer Register and by incorporating into it data from multidisciplinary oncological consultations. In so doing ...

Skin cancers

Skin cancers “The quality of life of our patients is at the centre of our multidisciplinary care”   Prof. Annie Drowart, Coordinator of the “skin” COM of the Institut Jules Bordet. How we treat skin cancers The Institut Jules Bordet treats all skin cancers: melanomas, spinocellular carcinomas, basocellular carcinomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, etc. ...