Institut Paoli-Calmettes is the Regional Cancer Center of Marseilles

L’Institut Paoli-Calmettes is a comprehensive cancer center governed by the Public Health legal code; it is a public service in cancerology.

Its missions are as follows:

  • Cancer prevention and screening
  • Cancer research in all diagnosis and therapeutic aspects
  • Patient care from the diagnosis and clinical points of view throughout their therapeutic protocol (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy) and according to the most suitable logistic (complete hospitalization, hospital day care, home care)
  • Education and training in cancerology.


Institut Paoli-Calmettes is a hospitalo-universitary structure, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine (a large proportion of our physicians are also University Professors), with Aix-Marseille University, INSERM and CNRS ; Institut Paoli-Calmettes hosts Aix-Marseille University, INSERM and CNRS research teams.

Institut Paoli-Calmettes also has a mandate to take part in information and prevention campaigns aimed at the general public.

Status:

Comprenhensive Cancer Center: private not-for-profit organization with a public health mission in cancerology (article reference numbers L6162-1 to 11 of the public health legal code).

Key figures for 2010

Key figures in diagnosis:

  • 114,610 anatomopathology studies
  • 12,510 scanners
  • 3,160  MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • 21,980 other imaging
  • 5,670 endoscopies
  • 3,885 scintigraphies (nuclear medicine sessions)
  • 2,135 PET (position effect tomography)

Oncogenetic screening (familial forms):

  • 1,590 consultations and
  • 5,700 tests

Key figures for patient care:

  • 21,660 chemotherapies
  • 28,050 external radiotherapy sessions
  • 6,230 surgical operations
  • 13,215 hours of general anesthesia
  • 340 bone marrow and stem cell grafts
  • 515 cytapheresis

Budget:

  • 144.3 Million Euros exploitation
  • 13.4 Million Euros investment

Staff:

  • 1 260 professionnals on December 31st 2010

Capacity:

  • Complete Hospitalisation: 231 beds
  • Alternatives:
    • Day care : 63 beds
    • Home care : 20 beds
  • Patients: 22,4650 patients of which 6,115 new patients
    • average age of female patients : 60
    • average age of male patients: 63

Geographic origin:

  • 28 % Marseille
  • 28 % Bouches-du-Rhône (Marseille excepted) 
  • 44 % Other

Hospitalisation:

  • 12,380 entries
  • 76,235 days
  • 25,200 Day care sessions
  • 54,330 consultations
  • 5,330 entries – Home care

Main pathologies in 2010:

  • 2,020 breast and gynecologic cancers
  • 1,400 malignant hemopathies
  • 1,400 digestive cancers

Research at Institut Paoli-Calmettes

Transfer labs and platforms:

Center of Biological Resources in Oncology – Immunomonitoring platform

Cell and Gene Therapy Platform (CTCG, Centre de Thérapie Cellulaire et Génique) - Molecular Pharmacology lab 

Biopathology lab – Department of Clinical Research and Innovation

Research centers and units:

UMR 1068 : CRCM (Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille) Inserm - Institut Paoli-Calmettes - Aix-Marseille University - CNRS

UMR 912 : SE4S (Sciences Économiques et Sociales, Systèmes de Santé, Sociétés) - Inserm - IRD - Aix-Marseille University

 

Institut Paoli-Calmettes is a member of  Canceropôle PACA

Activity in 2010:

239 international indexed publications

187 biomedical clinical assays with 618 patients included

9 192 samples handled by the Center of Biological Resources in Oncology for biomedical research use

84 600 samples stored at the Center of Biological Resources in Oncology