Cancer Center


Mission of the Cancer Center

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.

Adrenal incidentaloma

An incidentaloma is a tumor discovered by chance during a radiological examination.

In order to determine whether it is a secreting or a non-secreting nodule, or a malignant tumor of the adrenal gland, comprehensive studies need to be carried out.

The results of the additional exams can determine whether surgery is indicated or if endocrinological monitoring is sufficient.

Pituitary gland neurosurgery

The pituitary gland is a gland in the brain that controls the secretion of many hormones. Sometimes tumors or cysts can develop in this area and require so-called “extraction” surgery. This is carried out under a microscope, using an endoscope or both.

After a complete assessment by endocrinologists and ophthalmologists, the team evaluates the indication for surgery. It is generally performed transnasally (through the nose) or more rarely by a transcranial approach.

Medical Activities

The Radiation Oncology Division manages the treatment and monitoring of patients with malignant tumor pathology requiring therapeutic irradiation. Its core businesses are breast and gynecological oncology; pulmonary, digestive , ENT, urological, and brain tumors, hematologic disorders and total body irradiation (TBI) in connection with bone marrow transplant conditioning and within the scope of pediatric oncology.
In special cases, the Division may have to treat some minor disorders such as: preventing periprosthetic ossification, calcaneal spurs and keloids.