Centre Antoine Lacassagne


Founded in 1961, the Antoine Lacassagne Center is one of the 18 French Cancer Centers of the Unicancer network. It fulfills missions of care, research and teaching in oncology. The Antoine Lacassagne Center treats of all types of cancer and receives more than 6,400 patients per year. It is a private, non-profit institution.

Ranked among the top 100 "World's Best Specialized Hospitals in Oncology" by a panel of 40,000 doctors and healthcare professionals (Newsweek 2021 ranking), the Antoine Lacassagne Center has one of the most complete radiotherapy and imaging technical platforms in Europe. It is recognized for its expertise in Head and Neck oncology and in breast and gynecological surgery. The Antoine Lacassagne Center patients can access to the best possible care offer thanks to the its efficient techniques and the most innovative medical treatments.


Certifications / Labels


  • Unicancer

Partner structures

FRANCE: Nice University Hospital - Lenval Pediatric University Hospital, Nice - and the regional hospitals

MONACO: Princess Grace Hospital Center

EUROPE: Galliera Genova Hospital, Italy - Essen University Hospital, Germany

Member of the Nice Côte d'Azur University

Partnership with research teams labeled National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), National Institute for Research in Digital Sciences and Technology (INRIA), Interdisciplinary Institute for Artificial Intelligence (3IA), National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (IN2P3)

USA: Harvard University

Management of foreign patients

A platform dedicated to foreign patients answers to advice requests, diagnosis researches and quotation requests. Our reception and management team for foreign patients is made up of doctors, caregivers and administrative and financial managers.

Average time between filing a file and responding

3 days (maximum 7 working days: for oncology, the multidisciplinary consultation meeting may extend the delay)

List of services

  • A/C
  • Adapted meal
  • Cafeteria
  • Companion bed
  • Family welcome lounge
  • Healthcare coordinator
  • Home for non-hospitalized patients and family
  • Interpreter
  • Logistics support structure
  • Remote monitoring
  • Remote surveillance
  • Single bedroom
  • Support in finding accommodation for family members
  • TV channels or newspapers in foreign language
  • Wifi
  • Safe
  • Place of meditation

Support for people with disabilities

The Antoine Lacassagne Center takes care of people with disabilities. The establishment is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Annual activity volume

19 934 stays (outpatient hospitalization)

7 593 stays (conventional hospitalization)

65 982 consultations

17 736 chemotherapy sessions per year

39 912 radiotherapy sessions per year

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Diagnostic medical imaging

  • Breast Biopsy System
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Classic mammogram
  • Conventional radiology table
  • Dental panoramic
  • Diagnostic scanner
  • Doppler echo
  • General ultrasound machine
  • Interventional radiology table
  • Interventional scanner
  • Mammograph by tomosynthesis
  • MRI

Interventional radiology procedures

  • Biopsies under imaging control
  • Bone consolidation and screwing
  • Drainages and endocanal procedures
  • Endovascular treatments
  • Installation of venous access
  • Percutaneous tumor destruction
  • Supportive care and pain treatment

Nuclear medicine

  • Gamma Camera
  • Iratherapy
  • PET Camera


  • 3D conformal radiotherapy
  • 4D scanner
  • Contact radiotherapy
  • High energy proton therapy
  • High Speed brachytherapy
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy
  • Ocular proton therapy
  • Permanent implant brachytherapy
  • Radio surgery
  • Radiotherapy with respiratory synchronization
  • Stereotaxic radiation therapy
  • Tomotherapy


  • 3D laparoscopy

The Antoine Lacassagne Center offers complete and personalized care and supports its patients to maximize their chances of cure: screening, constitutional genetic analyzes, diagnosis and interventional imaging, nuclear medicine, surgery, radiotherapy, medical treatment, supportive care, post-cancer follow-up.

Expert establishment, the Antoine Lacassagne Center therefore offers quality care, promotes the transmission of knowledge and chooses innovation by offering its patients easier access to clinical research. It affirms its values of humanism, solidarity, excellence and innovation.

Description of support or specific features

The Antoine Lacassagne Center takes care of all types of cancer in coordination with the Nice University Hospital (Archet Hospital and Pasteur Hospital) and the Nice Lenval Pediatric University Hospital.

The Antoine Lacassagne Center has one of the most complete technical platforms in Europe: low and high energy protontherapy, CyberKnife®, intraoperative radiotherapy, brachytherapy, contact radiotherapy, interventional radiology, scanner, MRI Total Digital Imaging High Resolution with Air Technology antenna, tomosynthesis mammography, 100% digital PET camera

Recognized expertise in many specialties and two internationally recognized reference structures: the University Institute of the Face and Neck (ENT and maxillofacial pathologies) and the Mediterranean Institute of ProtonTherapy (high and low energy protontherapy).

Multidisciplinary consultation meeting

18 meetings for the management of several tumors in the following specialities: oncodermatology, oncopneumology, oncourology, neuroncology, Hematology, tumors of the ENT region, Oculo and Orbito-Palpebral oncology, Thyroid tumors, Senology (surgical and medical), Gynecology, Digestive oncology, Adolescent and Young Adult tumors, Pediatric oncology, Oncogenetics / High risk women, Oncofertility, Bone metastatic lesions, Immunotherapy toxicities, Complex pain in oncology

3 meetings for rare tumors: Germinal and rare tumors, Sarcomas, Molecular

The Center is also part of the national "Rare Tumors" networks for the diagnosis of ENT cancers, sarcomas and connective tumors, neuroendocrine tumors and refractory thyroid tumors.

Biopathology and oncopharmacology

Tumor diagnosis and tumor characteristics

Molecular characterization of tumors for prognostic purposes from tumor blocks or from a blood sample (liquid biopsy)

Molecular characterization of tumors for theranostic purposes from tumor blocks or from a blood sample (liquid biopsy)

Patient characterization: oncogenetic phenotyping of patients

Pharmacokinetics: blood dosage of drugs to optimize the effectiveness of treatments

Is surgery performed?


What kind of surgery?

  • Outpatient
  • In hospitalization
  • Minimally invasive

Active patient queue per year

6 400

Number of beds

51 beds for surgery

including 51 private rooms

148 beds for medicine

including 148 private rooms

2 826 stays with surgery per year

108 medical specialists

Clinical research activities in the field


Cross-cutting activities

  • Addictology / Tobacco
  • Oncogeriatrics
  • Oncosexuality
  • Paramedical consultations
  • Patient information: Meeting and Information Space (ERI®)
  • Therapeutic education
  • Wounds and healing

Supportive cares

  • Chronic pain structure - Medical consultations
  • Chronic pain structure - Medical hypnosis
  • Chronic pain structure - Mobile team
  • Chronic pain structure - Nursing consultation
  • Chronic pain structure - Psychological consultation (mobile palliative care team)
  • Chronic pain structure - Psychologist consultation
  • Comfort and well-being - Foot reflexology
  • Comfort and well-being - Hypnosis
  • Comfort and well-being - Sophrology
  • Complementary medicine - Acupuncture
  • Complementary medicine - Homeopathy
  • Dermography
  • Functional rehabilitation - Adapted physical activity
  • Functional rehabilitation - Physiotherapy
  • Functional rehabilitation - Speech therapy
  • Mobile palliative care team - Medical consultations
  • Nutrition - Dietician consultation
  • Nutrition - Nutritionist doctor consultation
  • Psycho-oncology - Family consultation
  • Psycho-oncology - Individual consultation
  • Social service
  • Socio-aesthetic
  • Supportive care day and week hospitalization

Pathologies treated

Digestive Cancers
  • Anal cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Cancer of the peritoneum
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Retroperitoneum sarcoma
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Stomach cancer
Haematological cancers
  • Acute leukaemias
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Myeloma
Cancers of the male reproductive system
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Testicular cancer
Urological cancers
  • Bladder and urinary tract cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
Central nervous system tumors
  • Brain germ cell tumor
  • Central nervous system metastasis
  • Glioma and glioblastoma
  • Medullary tumors of the central nervous system
  • Meningioma
  • Neuroma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pediatric brain tumor
  • Pituitary gland adenoma
Thoracic tumors
  • Cancer of the pleura
  • Heart tumor
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Pulmonary metastasis
  • Thoracic sarcoma
  • Thynoma
Cancers of the ENT sphere
  • Cancers of the nasal and sinus cavities
  • Cancers of the Upper Digestive Airway (VADS): oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx
  • Cavum / nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Skin cancer of the face and neck
Thyroid and parathyroid cancer
Breast cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast sarcoma
Gynecological cancers
  • Cancer of the uterine body
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Uterine sarcoma
  • Vulvar cancer
Skin tumors
  • Carcinoma
  • Cutaneous sarcoma
  • Eyeball tumor
  • Melanoma
Eye cancers
  • Basal cell or epidermoid carcinoma
  • Choroidal melanoma
  • Lymphoma of the orbit
Osteoarticular tumors
  • Bone metastasis
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Spine tumor
  • Tumor of the pelvis and long bones
  • Tumor of the skull and base of the skull
  • Uterine sarcoma
Pediatric cancers
Cancers in adolescents and young adults
Rare tumors

Treatments performed

  • 3D conformal radiotherapy
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Breast reconstruction surgery
  • Contact radiotherapy
  • Conventional intravenous chemotherapy
  • High energy proton therapy
  • High dose-rate brachytherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy
  • Intensive chemotherapy with support of hematopoietic stem cells (autograft)
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy
  • Iratherapy with iodine
  • Ocular proton therapy
  • Oral chemotherapy
  • Permanent implant brachytherapy
  • Radio surgery
  • Radiotherapy with respiratory synchronization
  • Reconstructive surgery of the face and neck
  • Skin tumor surgery
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Surgery for cancer of the face and neck
  • Surgery for gynecological cancers
  • Surgery for thyroid and parathyroid cancers
  • Targeted therapies
  • Tomotherapy
  • Transfusions

Contact information


Antoine Lacassagne Center - 33 Valombrose Avenue - 06000 NICE

Access by motorway A8, exit Nice Est and direction Pasteur Hospital or expressway and exit Nice Cimiez.

Bus lines: 8, 18, 35, 40 and 5
Tram line 1: Terminus Pasteur

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Phone number

+33 4 92 03 10 00

The nearest big city is Nice
The nearest airport is Aéroport de Nice (Nice Côte d'Azur)
The nearest train station is Nice-Ville