CHUV: The Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV) is one of the five university hospitals in Switzerland, along with Geneva, Bern, Basel and Zurich. At the CHUV, patients with cancer are cared for in the oncology department, which brings together the medical oncology and hematology services, among others. There are also seven interdisciplinary oncology centers bringing together specialized medical and nursing teams to offer each patient the most appropriate care for their situation.
HVS: The Centre Hospitalier du Valais Romand (CHVR), which is part of the Hôpital du Valais, includes Martigny, Sion, and Sierre hospitals. Patients with cancer are cared for at these three sites, with most of the activities grouped together at the hospital of Sion in the oncology department.
HFR: The Hôpital fribourgeois (HFR) comprises five public somatic establishments in the Canton of Fribourg: HFR Billens, HFR Fribourg - Hôpital cantonal, HFR Meyriez-Murten, HFR Riaz and HFR Tafers. At HFR, patients with cancer are treated as outpatients in the oncology department at the Hôpital cantonal in Fribourg and at the Riaz site, and as inpatients (hospitalizations) in the internal medicine departments.
HUG: The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) is one of the five Swiss university hospitals, along with Lausanne, Bern, Basel and Zurich. At HUG, patients with cancer are cared for in the oncology department, which coordinates the care, taking into account services offered by other departments. There is also a cancer center that pools the multiple skills needed to care for people with cancer, proposing and coordinating the best diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for patients.
LUKS: The Luzern Cantonal Hospital (LUKS) provides care at three sites: Lucerne, Sursee, and Wolhusen. Patients with cancer are cared for in the medical oncology department, as well as in specialized cancer centers.
USZ: The University Hospital Zurich (USZ) is one of five Swiss university hospitals, along with Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, and Bern. At USZ, patients with cancer are treated at the Medical Oncology and Hematology Clinic. There is also the "Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich", where various departments have joined together to form 17 cancer centers and provide evaluation, advices and treatment tailored to patients’ needs.
The Center for Primary Care and Public Health, known as Unisanté, is active in research, academic training, prevention and ambulatory care. It has more than 880 employees spread over more than 15 sites in the Lausanne conurbation and the canton of Vaud. Innovative and unique in Switzerland, Unisanté promotes interdisciplinary as well as the union of competences committed to health issues. Within Unisanté, the "Health Services Research" sector covers the broad field of health services research, including the needs and expectations of users of health services, as well as patient-reported measures.
The Institute of Higher Education and Research in Healthcare (IUFRS), attached to the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), performs training and research in the field of nursing care as its fundamental mission. It designs, implements, and ensures the quality of training programs at a master and doctoral level, as well as research activities in its fields of competence, which are nursing science.
The Patient lab in oncology
Affiliated to the Swiss Cancer Center Leman (SCCL), the Patient Lab is a reference center for patient and public involvement (PPI) in cancer research in Western Switzerland. It aims to innovate and promote a transdisciplinary partnership with cancer patients, caregivers, and public representatives at all stages of research and to develop new or improved models of support and care.