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: the breast cancer centerthe lung cancer center and the prostate cancer center.

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.

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.

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.


An adenocarcinoma is a tumor (cancer) that develops in the cells of a glandular mucosa (stomach, colon, lungs, etc.) or a gland (prostate, ovary, breast, thyroid, etc.)

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Pulsations TV Mai 2014 - Chaque année, le cancer frappe près de 40 enfants dans le canton de Genève. Principalement des leucémies, des lymphomes et des tumeurs cérébrales. Le diagnostic est, pour le patient comme pour sa famille et son entourage, un cataclysme.