Institut Gustave Roussy

114 rue Edouard Vaillant 94800 Villejuif

Leading Cancer Centre in Europe, Gustave Roussy is ranked #3 world's best oncology hospital according to Newsweek magazine and the first one outside the United States.

We care for patients with all types of cancer, at all ages, and we have expertise in the treatment of rare and complex tumors.

Our teams of researchers, doctors and caregivers are taking up the constant challenge of going beyond scientific frontiers to offer patients the most appropriate and innovative care, and to nurture the hope of curing cancer in the 21st century.

Certifications / Labels


  • Unicancer

Partner structures

IOT, Marie Lannelongue, St-Anne, Bicêtre, Rothschild, Paris St-Joseph

Management of foreign patients

Average time between filing a file and responding

48 hours

List of services

  • Adapted meal
  • Beautician
  • Cafeteria
  • Hairdresser
  • Interpreter
  • Place of meditation
  • Relaxation garden
  • Safe
  • Single bedroom
  • Wifi
  • TV channels or newspapers in foreign language
  • Support in finding accommodation for family members

Support for people with disabilities

Availble for patients:

  • who are deaf or hard of hearing: hearing aid; certified sign language interpreters
  • who are blind or have low vision: communication kit in braille
  • with reduced mobility: transportation team

Annual activity volume

108 000 stays (outpatient hospitalization)

20 000 stays (conventional hospitalization)

48 000 consultations

6 000 chemotherapy sessions per year

3 800 radiotherapy sessions per year

Nuclear medicine

  • PET Camera
  • Gamma Camera
  • Iratherapy
  • Metabolic radiotherapy


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


  • Gamma Knife


  • Surgical robot

We have expertise in the management of rare cancers and complex tumours. We treat all cancers at every stage of life. Patients can benefit individualised care combining innovation and a humane approach. For us treatment is as important as quality of life, physical, psychological and social. We are specialist referral of complex cases and rare tumours. We can bring to bear skills in medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, interventional radiology and reconstructive surgery.

Multidisciplinary consultation meeting

Early trials


Head & neck











Supportive care

Endocrine tumors

Is surgery performed?


What kind of surgery?

  • Outpatient
  • In hospitalization
  • Minimally invasive
  • Robotic

Active patient queue per year

47 928

Number of beds

139 beds for surgery

including 16 private rooms

204 beds for medicine

including 15 private rooms

13 143 stays with surgery per year

15 700 surgeries per year

520 medical specialists

Clinical research activities in the field


Cross-cutting activities

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

Supportive cares

  • Chronic pain structure - Medical consultations
  • Chronic pain structure - Mobile team
  • Chronic pain structure - Nursing consultation
  • Chronic pain structure - Psychologist consultation
  • Comfort and well-being - Art therapy
  • Comfort and well-being - Image consulting
  • Comfort and well-being - Sophrology
  • Complementary medicine - Acupuncture
  • Functional rehabilitation - Adapted physical activity
  • Functional rehabilitation - Speech therapy
  • Mobile palliative care team - IDE consultation
  • Mobile palliative care team - Medical consultations
  • Nutrition - Dietician consultation
  • Nutrition - Nutritionist doctor consultation
  • Psycho-oncology - Family consultation
  • Psycho-oncology - Individual consultation
  • Psycho-oncology - Support group for children (whose parents have cancer)
  • Psycho-oncology - Young adult support group
  • Social service
  • Supportive care day and week hospitalization

Pathologies treated

Digestive Cancers
  • Anal cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cancer of the peritoneum
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • Retroperitoneum sarcoma
  • Rectal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
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
  • Meningioma
  • Central nervous system metastasis
  • Pediatric brain tumor
  • Brain germ cell tumor
  • Medullary tumors of the central nervous system
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pituitary gland adenoma
  • Neuroma
Thoracic tumors
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary metastasis
  • Thynoma
  • Thoracic sarcoma
  • Cancer of the pleura
Cancers of the ENT sphere
  • Skin cancer of the face and neck
  • Cavum / nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Cancers of the nasal and sinus cavities
  • Cancers of the Upper Digestive Airway (VADS): oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx
Thyroid and parathyroid cancer
Breast cancer
  • Breast sarcoma
  • Breast cancer
Gynecological cancers
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Uterine sarcoma
  • Cervical cancer
Skin tumors
  • Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Cutaneous sarcoma
  • Eyeball tumor
Eye cancers
Osteoarticular tumors
  • Bone metastasis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Tumor of the pelvis and long bones
  • Tumor of the skull and base of the skull
  • Spine tumor
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Uterine sarcoma
Pediatric cancers
Cancers in adolescents and young adults
Rare tumors

Treatments performed

  • Conventional intravenous chemotherapy
  • Intra-Peritoneal Hyperthermic Chemotherapy
  • Intra-Thoracic Hyperthermic Chemotherapy
  • Intensive chemotherapy with support of hematopoietic stem cells (autograft)
  • Intensive chemotherapy with allograft
  • Oral chemotherapy
  • Surgery for digestive cancers
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Surgery for gynecological cancers
  • Surgery of sarcomas and soft and connective tissues
  • Skin tumor surgery
  • High dose-rate brachytherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • High energy proton therapy
  • Pulsed flow brachytherapy
  • Targeted therapies
  • Tomotherapy
  • Transfusions

Contact information


Gustave Roussy
114, rue Edouard-Vaillant
94 805 Villejuif Cedex - France

Phone number

+ 42.11

The nearest big city is Paris
The nearest airport is Aéroport de Paris (Paris-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle et Paris-Orly)
The nearest train station is Paris-Gare-de-Lyon