BGDO Board elections 2022 -2025 are now open for the members.
BGDO Annual Meeting: Immunotherapy in G-I Oncology - 15 January 2022 - go to details
BGDO Educational program: Update on lower GI Tumours - 9 Dec. 2021 - go to details
BGDO Educational program: Highlights of ASCO & ESMO World Congress - 7 Sept. 2021 - View again
FFCD & BGDO Digestive Oncology Course - 20-21 May 2021 - Slides are available > Go to details
BGDO Educational program: Update on Upper GI Tumours- 5 May 2021 - Go to details
The joint advice on screening for DPD-deficiency in patients treated with 5-FU, initiated by the Belgian Group of Digestive Oncology (BGDO) and endorsed by the Belgian Society of Medical Oncology (BSMO), College of Genetics (CG), Toxicological Society of Belgium and Luxembourg (BLT) has been published in ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. We all invite you to read the article. Go to the abstract
BGDO DNET Award 2021 - Congratulations to Timon Vandamme, UZ Antwerpen for his project on "Sequential everolimus and sunitinib treatment after failure of somatostatin analogues in DNET, a Belgian prospective registry of neuroendocrine neoplasms"
Virtual BGDO Annual Meeting: Rectal Cancer - 9 January 2021 - Go to details
Virtual Post-ESMO Meeting on GI Cancers OnDemand now available
REACHIN trial: Results published in the Annals of Oncology on 24 May 2020
Regorafenib after failure of gemcitabine and platinum-based chemotherapy for locally advanced/metastatic biliary tumors: a randomized, double-blind, phase 2 trial – REACHIN
The COVID-19 pandemics creates a rapidly evolving situation, in which recommendations may vary in a matter of days from one region to another and even differ among several hospitals in the same region.
Belgium is beginning today its deconfinement period, and we have to reckon the high-risk possibility of an abrupt setback.
To reflect this development, we removed previous recommendations from our website, and have provided hereunder links to several general papers from international scientific organizations.
- ESMO guidelines - ESMO management and treatment adapted recommendations in the covid-19 era: colorectal cancer (CRC)
- ASCO guidelines Ethics and Resource Scarcity: ASCO Recommendations for the Oncology Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Recently updated FFCD guidelines Prise en charge des cancers digestifs en fonction de la situation épidémique COVID-19
- Managing cancer during a pandemic. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 17, 267 (2020).
- Hanna TP, Evans GA, Booth CM. Cancer, COVID-19 and the precautionary principle: prioritizing treatment during a global pandemic. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2020;17(5):268‐270. doi:10.1038/s41571-020-0362-6
BGDO TRIALS presented at ESMO and ASCO-GI Results of the MAGNET, QOLINPAC and REACH-IN trials are communicated in international congresses
MAGNET and QOLINPAC are accepted as poster and poster discussion at the forthcoming ESMO, and REACH-IN is sent as abstract for presentation at ASCO-GI.
The BGDO has been recognized legally as Sponsor for non-commercial clinical trials,which is a huge step forward for the implementation of new trials, and the development of the BGDO as a valid and reliable partner with other collaborative groups.
Letter to the Minister Maggy De Block - The BGDO gives its opinion
The BGDO board took the initiative to write a letter to the Minister. We have the will to be involved in the discussions of all aspects of digestive oncology, including the surgical aspects. Improvement of the quality of digestive oncology in Belgium is indeed one of the main raisons of our multidisciplinary group
The Belgian group of Digestive Oncology (BGDO) is an independent non-profit, scientific, association open to all physicians or researchers who have an interest in gastrointestinal oncology.
It was created in 2003 and counts experts from different specialities, who are involved in GI cancer therapy.
The aims of the BGDO are
- to improve the quality of care in GI oncology in a multidisciplinary way,
- to enhance and promote teaching in the field of GI oncology by meetings and symposia,
- to stimulate research in GI oncology
- to develop protocols and guidelines for the benefit of patients and medical care,
- to acitvely support and participate in national and international investigator driven clinical trails
For these purposes, the BGDO is collaborating with others national or international societies in order to work on common guidelines.