The Cancer Center, formerly called the Oncology Center, was created in 2012 as one of the HUG Centers of Excellence.
Its mission is to connect the different medical divisions dealing with medical and surgical cancer care in order to pool the manifold skills available.
For each type of cancer, the Cancer Center has set up tumour boards and specialized cancer treatment centers.
In the tumour boards, dedicated multidisciplinary expert teams discuss patient cases. Their mission is to provide the best therapeutic strategy for every patient and to ensure, within the hospital, the most personalized treatment each patient needs.
The specialized centers mission is to provide optimal quality and to organize the best care at each step in the treatment program. Some of these centers (breast center and prostate cancer center) received formal accreditation from external official organizations.