Centre Léon Bérard


The Léon Bérard Center (CLB) is one of the 18 French cancer centers, affiliated with the Unicancer network. It has three missions 100% dedicated to oncology: care, research and teaching and offers all cancer diagnoses and treatments on a single site. It is a private, non-profit institution.

It is recognized as a regional, national and international reference center for cancerology.

Certifications / Labels


  • Unicancer

Partner structures

OECI Organisation of European Cancer Institutes

Unicancer, Institut Curie, Gustave Roussy

Andrée Rosemon Hospital Center in Cayenne - French Guyana

Lyon University Hospital

Les Massues rehabilitation medico-surgical center

Pilot of the 3C Rhodanien network for Lyon: Protestant Infirmary, Centre hospitalier Saint-Joseph Saint-Luc, Centre Hospitalier Villefranche-sur-Saône

ONCO-AURA regional network

Management of foreign patients

A dedicated service: the International Patients Office, made up of 3 specialist doctors, 1 coordinating nurse, 1 secretary.

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (French time): + 33 (0) 4 69 85 62 20

[email protected]

Average time between filing a file and responding

3 days - Please note that for oncology, the multidisciplinary consultation meeting may extend the delay

List of services

  • Cafeteria
  • TV channels or newspapers in foreign language
  • Single bedroom
  • Hairdresser
  • A/C
  • Safe
  • Healthcare coordinator
  • Beautician
  • Place of meditation
  • Companion bed
  • Home for non-hospitalized patients and family
  • Adapted meal
  • Family welcome lounge
  • Wifi
  • Remote surveillance

Support for people with disabilities

Annual activity volume

33 000 stays (outpatient hospitalization)

12 000 stays (conventional hospitalization)

95 000 consultations

89 000 chemotherapy sessions per year

53 000 radiotherapy sessions per year

Diagnostic medical imaging

  • Doppler echo
  • MRI
  • Diagnostic scanner
  • Interventional scanner
  • Breast Biopsy System
  • Conventional radiology table
  • Interventional radiology table

Interventional radiology procedures

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

Nuclear medicine

  • PET Camera
  • Gamma Camera
  • Iratherapy
  • Metabolic radiotherapy


  • Radio surgery
  • Radiotherapy with respiratory synchronization
  • 3D conformal radiotherapy
  • Contact radiotherapy
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy
  • Stereotaxic radiation therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Pulsed flow brachytherapy
  • High Speed brachytherapy
  • Permanent implant brachytherapy


  • Gamma Knife


  • 3D laparoscopy

The Léon Bérard Cancer Center offers on a single site all the diagnostic examinations, treatments and monitoring of the person during and after the disease, with an emphasis on supportive care and comprehensive support of the patient. It also has access to innovation with one of the largest cancer research centers in Europe and highly developed clinical research.

Description of support or specific features

Unique expertise in several specialties: rare cancers (sarcomas, rare gynecological tumors, complex digestive tumors), pediatric oncology and radiotherapy

Latest generation equipment for diagnosis and treatment: MRI, scanner, 100% digital PET Scan, Cyberknife ©, interventional radiology, etc.

A research center integrated into the site, allowing direct transfer of research to care: 18% of patients are included in one of the 300 trials open for inclusion.

Multidisciplinary consultation meeting

13 meetings: thoracic, ENT, sarcoma diagnosis, hematology, onco-gynecology and rare tumors, management of recourse in gynecology, urology, skin tumors, molecular diagnosis, bone metastasic lesions, digestive system, sarcomas and breast cancer.

Biopathology and oncopharmacology

Hospital pharmacy: Cytotoxic preparation unit (89,500 preparations in 2019) and dispensary for drug delivery.

Is surgery performed?


What kind of surgery?

  • Outpatient
  • In hospitalization
  • Minimally invasive

Active patient queue per year

4 100

Number of beds

69 beds for surgery

including 59 private rooms

256 beds for medicine

including 200 private rooms

3 252 stays with surgery per year

5 400 surgeries per year

250 medical specialists

Clinical research activities in the field


Cross-cutting activities

  • Addictology / Tobacco
  • Paramedical consultations
  • Therapeutic education
  • Patient information: Meeting and Information Space (ERI®)
  • Onco-rheumatology
  • Oncogeriatrics
  • Oncosexuality
  • Care course
  • 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
  • Comfort and well-being - Art therapy
  • Comfort and well-being - Hypnosis
  • Comfort and well-being - Image consulting
  • Comfort and well-being - Sophrology
  • Dermography
  • Functional rehabilitation - Adapted physical activity
  • Functional rehabilitation - Physiotherapy
  • Functional rehabilitation - Stomatherapy
  • Mobile palliative care team - IDE consultation
  • Nutrition - Dietician consultation
  • Nutrition - Nutritionist doctor consultation
  • Psycho-oncology - Individual consultation
  • Social service
  • Socio-aesthetic
  • Supportive care day and week hospitalization

Pathologies treated

Digestive Cancers
  • Anal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cancer of the peritoneum
  • Rectal cancer
  • Retroperitoneum sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
Haematological cancers
  • Acute leukaemias
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
Cancers of the male reproductive system
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Testicular cancer
Urological cancers
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder and urinary tract cancer
  • Kidney cancer
Central nervous system tumors
  • Glioma and glioblastoma
  • Pediatric brain tumor
  • Brain germ cell tumor
  • Medullary tumors of the central nervous system
Thoracic tumors
  • Cancer of the pleura
  • 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
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cancer of the uterine body
  • Uterine sarcoma
Skin tumors
  • Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Cutaneous sarcoma
  • Eyeball tumor
Osteoarticular tumors
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Bone metastasis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Uterine sarcoma
  • Tumor of the pelvis and long bones
  • Tumor of the skull and base of the skull
  • Spine tumor
Pediatric cancers
Cancers in adolescents and young adults
Rare tumors

Treatments performed

  • 3D conformal radiotherapy
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Breast reconstruction surgery
  • Conventional intravenous chemotherapy
  • High dose-rate brachytherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy
  • Intensive chemotherapy with support of hematopoietic stem cells (autograft)
  • Intra-Peritoneal Hyperthermic Chemotherapy
  • Intra-Thoracic Hyperthermic Chemotherapy
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy
  • Iratherapy with iodine
  • Oral chemotherapy
  • Permanent implant brachytherapy
  • Pulsed flow 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 cancers of the male reproductive system
  • Surgery for digestive cancers
  • Surgery for gynecological cancers
  • Surgery for osteoarticular tumors
  • Surgery for thoracic tumors
  • Surgery for thyroid and parathyroid cancers
  • Surgery for urological cancers
  • Surgery of sarcomas and soft and connective tissues
  • Targeted therapies
  • Tomotherapy
  • Transfusions

Contact information


Centre Léon Bérard - 28 rue Laennec - 69008 Lyon
Metro D: Grange Blanche station
Tramway T2: Grange Blanche station
Bus: Lines C22 / 24: Centre Léon Bérard stop
Lines C8 / C13 / C16 / C22 / C26 / 24: Grange Blanche stop

Phone number

+33 (0)4 69 85 62 20

The nearest big city is Lyon
The nearest airport is Aéroport de Lyon (Lyon-Saint Exupéry)
The nearest train station is Lyon-Part-Dieu