Jacques DEVIERE, MD, PhD
Jean-Luc VAN LAETHEM
The multidisciplinary management of digestive cancers is an integral part of the medical-surgical service of Gastroenterology.
Many clinical research protocols are in place in the service that aim to offer patients either new approaches or innovative drugs in phases I, II or III trials. A translational research program aims to understand which tumours and which patients better respond to certain treatments.
One ongoing projects focuss on studying the genetic profile of pancreatic cancer, a particularly aggressive cancer whose prognosis is generally dark in the hope to develop new, more effective and more individualized treatments.