Centre de lutte contre le cancer Léon Bérard
M Rodolf Mongondry
Dr. Perrine Marec-Bérard
Prof. Béatrice Fervers
Dr. Helen Jane Boyle
The Centre Léon Bérard (CLB) is part of the twenty French Comprehensive Cancer Centres in France, providing a global management of cancer patients in a unique area, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
The Centre is an international recognized reference cancer centre assigned with three essential missions: Care, Research and Education. It is willing to continuously improve the quality and accessibility of care for cancer patients. More than 37,000 patients are admitted each year, for consultations or exams and 11,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed.
Clinical research has been certified ISO 9001 since 2013 and is thus one of the strengths of the Centre. As a result, more than 16% of patients were included in clinical trials in 2020.
The CLB also manages the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Institute (IHOPe) jointly with the Lyon Hospices Civils, a public health establishment. It provides care for children and adolescents with cancers and benign haematology. The merging of skills and patients (200 new patients /year) gives the IHOPe the dimension requested for reference centres of peadiatric cancers.
The Prevention Cancer Environment department established in 2009 by the CLB conducts interdisciplinary research into environmental risk factors, nutrition and cancer to contribute to better understand the role of these factors in carcinogenesis.
Since 2009, the Department has set up a programme of Adapted Physical Activity (APA) in cancer patients for the prevention and management of overweight, obesity and sedentariness. For several years, the clinical program APA has evolved, notably with the inauguration of the “Espace Pyramide” entirely dedicated to prevention, physical activity and the well-being of patients. Currently there are nine APA Trainers, two Post doctoral research fellows and one PhD student specialized in APA.
In the FORTEe project, the CLB is involved in the following work packages (WP): WP2 “Ethics and Legal Issues”, WP3 “Clinical study”, WP6 “Dissemination, Exploration, Knowledge Management”.