Sainte-Catherine – Institut du Cancer Avignon-Provence (ICAP)

250 chemin de Baigne-Pieds
84000 Avignon

Tél : 04 90 27 61 61
Fax : 04 90 27 61 80

Note HAS (French High Authority of Health)
Certification of the centre
by HAS - French High Authority of Health
Satisfaction and feedback
of the patient Overall score
of hospitalized patients
Satisfaction and feedback
of the patient Overall score
of patients admitted for outpatient surgery

Affiliated member of the Unicancer health cooperation group (GCS)

Founded in 1946, Sainte-Catherine is a private health establishment (Établissement de Santé Privé d’Intérêt Collectif – ESPIC) located in Avignon, specialised in the medical treatment of cancer patients, mainly through radiotherapy, chemotherapy and supportive care.

Sainte-Catherine is ranked one of the highest-performing national cancer centres. Sainte-Catherine joined the Unicancer health cooperation group as affiliated centre in April 2021.

Sainte-Catherine is located on the border of 2 regions – Région Sud and Occitanie, and of 3 departments – Vaucluse, Bouche du Rhône and Gard. This geographic location confers it significant drawing power from neighbouring departments.

In 2019, a new 54-bed outpatient platform was created, one of the largest in France.

In May 2021, the “Ventoux” unit opened its doors with 22 additional beds, including 12 beds in palliative care and 8 in long-term stay.

It works extensively in the following areas:

  • Radiotherapy, 55,000 sessions/year, which represents 100% of sessions in the Vaucluse and 33% in the PACA region
  • Chemotherapy, 18,500 sessions/year, which represents 75% of sessions in the Vaucluse and 10% in the PACA region
  • Supportive care from qualified doctors and a nursing team of 300 people

4 missions:

  • Treatment
  • Teaching – Training
  • Research
  • Prevention

6 excellence centres:

  • A radiotherapy centre with 7 accelerators
  • A medical oncology centre with 88 conventional hospital beds and 52 outpatient beds
  • An interdisciplinary supportive care department with mobile palliative care team
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • A medical imaging technical centre for screening, assessment and follow-up tests,
  • A teaching and research structure
Number of beds and places
Number of employees
24 K
Number of patients treated every year

Types of cancer treated

Cancers digestifs
Cancers hématologiques
Cancers de l’appareil génital masculin
Cancers urologiques
Tumeurs du système nerveux central
Cancer du poumon
Autres tumeurs thoraciques
Cancers de la sphère ORL
Cancer de la thyroïde et parathyroïde
Cancer du sein
Cancers gynécologiques
Tumeurs cutanées
Cancers oculaires
Tumeurs ostéoarticulaires
Tumeurs de la surrénale
Tumeurs neuro-endocrines


Thérapies ciblées
Radiologie interventionnelle
Soins de support

Training courses

Ateliers de radiothérapie en 2022
IGRT School en 2022, 2 sessions par an

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