Out of a strong engagement towards its patients and the drive for permanent improvement, Jessa Hospital cooperated in the BALLETT study (Belgian Approach of Local Laboratory Extensive Tumor Testing), a project in which a total of thirteen different Belgian hospitals are participating. The aim of the study is to investigate the added value of comprehensive tumor testing (Comprehensive Genomic Profiling or CGP) in the allocation of appropriate treatment in cancer patients. CGP focuses on finding small genetic mutations and larger genetic variants in about five hundred genes along with some other tumor-related genetic parameters. Depending on the results of this research, a patient may qualify for a particular treatment.
The results of the research and the resulting recommendations for a particular therapy are discussed weekly in the Molecular Tumor Board consisting of experts from various disciplines. To make these meetings run smoothly, Jessa Hospital needed a way to have a patient’s data available quickly and easily, as well as a way to share the data in a safe and clear manner.