Tumors

Cancer Center

Mission

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.

Brain surgery

Surgical interventions on the brain are grouped by specialty. Neurosurgery experts contribute significantly to the understanding of neurovascular diseases and the development of innovative therapies.

Diseases Treated

  • Primary liver tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Liver metastases
  • Cysts and polycystic liver disease
  • Biliary tract tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Pancreatic tumors (solid and cystic)
  • Cholestatic and vascular liver diseases
  • Chronic liver diseases (in particular those that need etiological and therapeutic investigations)
  • Inflammatory diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas
  • Chronic and acute viral hepatitis*
  • Hepatic encephalopathy*
  • Alcoholic steatohepatitis*

Urology surgery

Urology is the medical specialty that studies and treats the urinary tract of both sexes, the male genital system (prostate and external genital organs) and that treats related diseases such as urinary calculi, malformations, tumors and incontinence.

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