The Centre Léon Bérard was initiated almost 90 years ago in 1929 by Professor Léon Bérard, a pioneer in thoracic surgery and cancer control in France. At that time it was Franc second specialized cancer center and had 60 beds. Later a new center was build, as the old building was too small to manage all the incoming patients. New modern Center Léon Bérard has opened its doors in 1958. Center has around 300 beds and more than 190 inpatient beds. Medical Center offers diagnostics, treatment procedures, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It also has a complementary care unit, a meeting place and information as well as wellness area.