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Gustave Roussy cancer center is in the top five of the world leaders in the cancer management. Founded in 1926 by Professor Gustave Roussy, the institute distinguished itself from the very beginning by its wholly integrated approach to research, education and care.


  • 2630 total staff
  • 356 beds 
  • 1 Consultation area with 8 different sections 
  • 1 biology and pathology department
  • 1 operating area with 14 operating rooms
  • 24 beds medico-surgical intensive care unit
  • Radiotherapy department 
  • 11 beds and 14 chairs in day-care for Phase I clinical trials
  • Ambulatory clinic (89 beds/chairs in day-care)
  • 13 research units gathering 35 research teams affiliated with CNRS, INSERN or Paris-Sud University
  • 360 on-going therapeutic trials
  • Physiotherapist/Dietetics/Beauticians
  • Teaching hospital in collaboration with the Paris Saclay University


Research and treatment of all types of cancer.

Palliative and Supportive Care


Gustave Roussy’teams are involved in management of patients and their caregivers along the continuum of cancer from diagnosis of early or advanced diseases until the end of treatment including palliative care but also survivorship programs.

The institute created an Interdisciplinary Patient Pathway Division (DIOPP) includes all supportive care facilities and multidisciplinary management of patients with cancer.

  • Palliative care department (Outpatients, mobile team, inpatients unit)
  • Pain department (Outpatients, ambulatory, mobile team)
  • Nutrition department (Outpatients, mobile team, inpatients unit)
  • Psycho-Oncology unit
  • Social workers unit
  • Physiotherapists unit
  • Ambulatory units at diagnosis (vulnerability day hospital, Toxicity pathway (DTox), After Cancer pathway (Interval))
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Mieux Vivre – MyCare Program)
  • Emergency Department
  • ICU – Infection unit
  • Coordination board (navigator nurses and remote monitoring program)
  • Outpatient’s platform

The institute provides 24x7 support either at home or in the palliative care unit.

Volunteers play an important part in the department.

Last update: December 2023


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