Education and training at the Centre Léon Bérard

The Centre Léon Bérard is training :

  • its own employees, through inhouse training, in order to maintain and continuously update competences in view of constant developments in oncology;
  • future healthcare and research professionals, welcoming those within and outside the medical profession, PhD students and interns, and participating in university and higher education (Institute for training in nursing), electroradiology manipulators, medical secretaries, etc.);
  • healthcare and exercise professionals, in professional training (training institute and training of private nurses), and university education professionals (university degree, DU, and interuniversity degree, DIU). In this context, the CLB is a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) organization


The university and inter-university degrees managed in conjunction with the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1:

  • DU senology: 3 sessions of 2 days/ academic year
  • DIU oncogeriatrics: 5 sessions of 2 days/academic year
  • DIU pediatric pain and palliative care: 5 sessions of 2 days/academic year
  • DU oncology of the upper aerodigestive tract: 4 sessions of 2 days
  • DIU supportive care in oncology: 5 sessions of 2 days/academic year
  • DIU comparative pathology in oncology European
  • DIU surgical practices in oncology


Created in 2013 as part of the Cancer Research Center of Lyon (CRCL), the Master’s degree course in cancerology is the only one in France to bear the title “Cancerology”. In 2018-2019, this Master’s degree course has 106 students at cancer research sites in Lyon, including the Centre Léon Bérard.