4 April 2024
An international study led by UZ Leuven shows that ovarian cancer patients that are treated with an antibody in combination with chemotherapy survive longer than after a treatment with classic chemotherapy. This finding is a big step in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
19 March 2024
Belgium is getting two external breast milk banks: one at UZ Leuven and one at CHU Luik. These donor banks will not only help premature babies on their way in their own hospital, but also to provide other hospitals in Flanders and Wallonia with breast milk in future.
8 March 2024
Leuven doctors colloborated on an international study that discovered that mutations in the gene for pre-TCR-α can lead to immunodeficencies and auto-immune diseases in some carriers. The results have been published in the scientific journal Science.
5 March 2024
For the sixth year in a row, the American magazine Newsweek and the data platform Statista drew up a list of the world's best hospitals: World's Best Hospitals 2024. In it, UZ Leuven is the first Belgian hospital in position 44, achieving a top score of 93.17%.
19 February 2024
In 2023 there was a record number of liver transplants at UZ Leuven. The remarkable increase is partly due to technological evolutions that allow the use of donor livers of people that died of a cardiac arrest. It also reduced the waiting list for liver transplants in 2023.
12 February 2024
Did you know that more than 60,000 people in Belgium suffer from epilepsy and that the disorder is not that rare at all? And that an epileptic seizure is certainly not always accompanied by convulsions? Paediatric neurologist prof. dr. Katrien Jansen helps dispel five myths about epilepsy.
9 February 2024
Good news for patientst with irritable bowel syndrome: a recent study, coordinated by UZ Leuven, has shown that the allergy medication ebastine can reduce the symptoms of the disorder.
12 January 2024
Leuven researchers used single cell technology to look at the deepest level of the cells in the tumour and discovered a biomarker that can predict whether a patient with liver cancer will react to immunotherapy or not. The study was published in Nature Communications.
9 January 2024
Leuven researchers have developed a new way to make immunotherapy work better for melanoma patients that are currently not reacting to their treatment. By targeting a specific type of melanoma cells, the reaction to immunotherapy can be improved.
3 January 2024
The European research project Little Nirvana, with the support of both KU Leuven and UZ Leuven, examines how gaming technology can distract children that have to undergo painful procedures. Little Nirvana has since been successfully tested in more than 100 patients, including at UZ Leuven.
20 December 2023
A team of UZ Leuven doctors has recently replaced all abdominal organs in a toddler for the first time in Belgium: stomach, liver, pancreas as well as the small intestine were transplanted in one procedure. The young patient was successfully operated on and is doing well.
11 December 2023
As of 1 January 2024, the reimbursement of cochlear implants for children and youngsters with severe loss of hearing or deafness will be extended. As part of that decision, Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Frank Vandenbroucke paid UZ Leuven a visit.