Supportive Care

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What is it?

Supportive care includes all the necessary care and support offered to sick patients, over and above their specific treatment, when applicable, throughout the period of serious disease.

  • The aim is to contribute towards global care quality for patients with cancer. This is why access to supportive care must be available as of diagnosis, during the curative and/or palliative phase and up to the period after cancer, whether the patient is in hospital or at home.
  • Supportive care is not a new specialisation. It can be defined as the coordinated organisation of different skills involved in patient care, in conjunction with specific oncological treatment.
  • Supportive care in oncology was promoted through the latest Cancer Plans in France and via the President of the French Republic’s 2021-2030 ten-year plan to fight cancer, under the second priority of the strategy entitled, ‘Limiting sequelae and improving patient quality of life’, through quality supportive care that must be offered, accessible and modular,in order to best satisfy patients’ needs.

Outpatient consultations

Supportive care in oncology is available at the centre, exclusively by prior appointment.


  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Phone : +33 (0)2 31 45 40 02
  • Location: 4th floor ‘Consultations et Ateliers’, (on your left as you leave the lift)



  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Phone: +33(0)2 31 45 86 34
  • Location: 4th floor ‘hospitalisation’ (on your right as you leave the lift)

Day and week hospitalisation department

The department is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.

  • Day hospital: essentially for supportive care assessments: oncogeriatric, nutrition, pain.
  • Week hospital: for dispensing supportive care: pain relief, enteral or parenteral feeding

Our supportive care offer

The centre’s supportive care department

50 years of expertise

At the Centre François Baclesse, supportive care has been implemented since 1973 by successive management teams, even prior to any such recommendations via national Cancer Plans.

The centre’s oncological supportive care offer has progressively been enhanced and is now reunited within a unique site referred to as the Interdisciplinary Department for Supportive Care in Oncology (DISSPO), to ensure improved coordination for all patients and staff.

This department reunites:

  • 60 healthcare professionals,
  • 10 specialised physicians
  • 15 different professions.

This organisation enables all those involved in supportive care (internal or external) to better coordinate their work, hence satisfying the needs, both of patients and healthcare professionals. The common values shared throughout the Unicancer network are at the heart of the department’s priorities: humanism, quest for excellence, innovation and solidarity.

Beyond the mission to dispense care, the department’s professionals also engage in research and teaching activities.

DISSPO management team

  • Head of Department: Prof. Roman ROUZIER
  • Nursing supervisor: Marielle Renou
  • Unit head physicians
    • Supportive care consultations: Dr Virginie Leloup Morit
    • Supportive care hospitalisation: Dr Frédérique Bisiaux
    • Information and Encounters Area (ERI): Dr Carine Segura-Djezzar
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