Our department


Developing new solutions for cancer

The Department of oncology UNIL CHUV is a dynamic combination of scientific platforms and clinical practice. Its focus is the development of innovative, multidisciplinary and interprofessional cancer care.

With a legacy dating back to the 1920s and initiated by Dr César Roux, it stands as a centre of excellence for cancer care in Switzerland. Today, the department’s exceptional strength stems from its experience, with over 30,000 consultations per year taking place within its clinical units, a combination of leading medical and scientific professionals in diverse areas of expertise, and its determinedly innovative research.

In this context, it also provides key training and mentoring to the next generation of research scientists and clinicians in oncology. 

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The Department of oncology UNIL CHUV is a member of the Swiss Cancer Center Léman (Centre Suisse du Cancer - Arc lémanique), or SCCL. 

This alliance unites the most prestigious research and clinical institutions of the Lake Geneva region (in French: Lac Léman), all historically committed to the fight against cancer.

The SCCL's mission is to federate the expertise and ressources across fundamental, clinical and translational research, clinical practice and professional training.

Visit the SCCL website

Ch. des Boveresses 155 - CH-1066 Epalinges
Tel. +41 21 692 59 92
Fax +41 21 692 59 95
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