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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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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,...

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.) ...

Internal medicine

Internal medicine Our role The mission of the Institut Jules Bordet's Department of Internal Medicine is to assume responsibilitiy regarding: Organising, with senior doctors from other specialities, the hospital's medical activity and support for undergraduate and postgraduate students  Coordinating the various sister medical specialities of internal medicine, with the exception of...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Tumour Bank

Tumour Bank Tumour bank How to easily participate in cancer research?  Our rol ...

Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU)

Clinical trials support unit (CTSU) Our role The Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) is an operational support unit for academic clinical research into all types of cancer. Certain scientific questions of interest to patients can only be understood by means of academic research. This academic research must comply with all quality standards and legal and regulatory requirements applicable to re...

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 ...

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...

bordet new engl

A new building for the Institut Jules Bordet Meeting at the end of November 2021 on the ULB campus in Anderlecht. The new Institut Jules Bordet, a building for the practice of medical excellence now and in the future. 2019 ...