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Since their creation, the French Comprehensive Cancer Centers have ensured a teaching mission, along with their health care and research missions focused on cancer. UNICANCER also offers on-going expert training in multidisciplinary and transversal cancer research through the Ecole européenne de formation en cancérologie (EFEC – European School of Cancer Research Training).



Training in the French Comprehensive Cancer Centers (FCCC)

Oncology training is an essential strategic orientation of the Medical Scientific Project of the UNICANCER Group shared by all the Centers.

The 20 FCCC of the Group:

  • are involved in the initial university training of health professionals, in collaboration with university and health establishments;
  • offer on-going expert training to medical and paramedical professionals, both within and outside of the Centers.

The themes developed as part of on-going expert training are from the FCCC organisation model founded on multidisciplinary practice, global patient management and a research-patient care continuum, generalised by the Cancer Plan since 2003:

  • sites treated in the Centers;
  • new techniques that can be used;
  • support care and palliative care;
  • onco-psychological care for patients and their loved ones;
  • good practices: diagnosis consultation, health and/or therapeutic education.

For more information, contact the Centers


UNICANCER training via the EFEC

Ecole de formation européenne en cancérologie (EFEC)Created in 2002 on the initiative of the UNICANCER Federation, the EFEC (European School of Cancer Research Training) offers structured teaching as part of on-going expert training. Training is open to all medical and paramedical professionals, FCCC and other public or private establishments with cancer research activities.

Teaching is based on the founding values of French cancer research: multidisciplinary practice, transversality, diagnostic and therapeutic innovations for global patient management.

The originality of the EFEC is to offer:

  • several themes about cancer patient care;
  • the same training for different medical and paramedical professions;
  • several organisation methods (training within and outside hospitals);
  • numerous partnerships.

To find out more about the training available: visit the EFEC site.