Case report of a patient treated locally for bone metastatic renal cell carcinoma

BJMO - volume 13, issue 7, november 2019

C. Soenens MD, G. De Meerleer MD, PhD, M. Albersen MD, PhD, H. Van Poppel MD, PhD, B. Beuselinck MD, PhD


Based on a case report of a 47-year old male with primary bone metastatic renal cell carcinoma, the current treatment options are reviewed in this article.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2019;13(7):305–8)

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Highlights of Scientific Summits Meeting

BJMO - volume 12, issue 2, march 2018

M. Waterschoot , B. Hermans , M. Claessens , K. Decaestecker PhD, G. De Meerleer MD, PhD, L. Goeman , S. Joniau MD, PhD


Since last year a board of respectively three urologists and one radiation oncologist created the ‘Scientific Summits’. This is a scientifically independent Belgian congress for urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and radiologists with special interest in urology and more specifically in urologic oncology. The aim of Scientific Summits is providing up-to-date scientific information based on the highlights of the most recent international congresses. The 4th edition took place in the charming city of Durbuy, Belgium.

The first day of the meeting focussed on the treatment and prevention of side effects of various anticancer treatments in urologic oncology. Experts in the field shared practical tips and tricks, based on interactive case discussions. They illustrated difficult situations and how to deal with them. On the second day of the meeting, interactive state-of-the-art lectures provided us with up-to-date information on how to evaluate and manage advanced and recurrent prostate cancer.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2018;12(2):82–85)

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Oligometastatic ovarian cancer successfully treated with stereotactic radiotherapy

BJMO - volume 8, issue 3, july 2014

S. Jeurissen MD, S. Bral MD, PhD, K. Vandecasteele MD, PhD, G. De Meerleer MD, PhD, H. Denys MD, PhD

A 53-year old woman presented with an ovarian cancer, FIGO stage IIIc, for which she received a (suboptimal) debulking. Chemotherapy was started, consisting of three-weekly carboplatin-paclitaxel. After four cycles, an interval-debulking was done, which revealed one positive lymph node (out of 21) located interaortocaval. Chemotherapy was resumed, until seven cycles. She had a complete remission, but after four years, she developed positive mediastinal and interaortocaval lymph nodes. She was treated with stereotactic radiotherapy, which resulted in resolution of the lesions and normalisation of the tumour marker. She has no signs of relapse after nearly two years.

This case illustrates that radiotherapy can be an important treatment option in selected patients with oligometastases.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2014;8(3):87–90)

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Introducing Intensity-Modulated Arc Therapy in the multimodality treatment of pelvic gynaecological tumours: thinking out of the box

BJMO - volume 7, issue 2, may 2013

K. Vandecasteele MD, PhD, G. De Meerleer MD, PhD


The need for an efficient, fast technique to irradiate large concave targets lead to the introduction of intensity-modulated arc therapy in the multimodality treatment of pelvic gynaecological tumours. Postoperatively irradiated cervical and endometrial cancer patients benefit by reduced toxicity rates. In locally advanced cervical cancer the use of intensity-modulated arc therapy with a simultaneously integrated boost allows for a safe hysterectomy, resulting in promising control and survival rates. In chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis, the use of intensity-modulated arc therapy facilitates a safe whole abdominopelvic irradiation, one of the few effective solutions for patients with bowel obstruction. Continuing efforts should be made to further decrease toxicity and increase response rates and survival in the multimodality treatment of pelvic gynaecological tumours.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2013;7(2):53–56)

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