Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute
The Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute was established in 1986. The Foundation promotes and optimizes cancer research that is predominantly carried out in Finland (comprising clinical, epidemiological and experimental cancer research).
High level and intensive research is the basis of efficient disease prevention, diagnostics and treatment. Research also has an impact on the rapid use of treatment applications for patients in Finland.
During the course of its existence, the Finnish Cancer Institute has granted over 40 research activities (research professorships, advanced cancer research, doctoral research) and has disbursed numerous two-year scholarships for theses and doctoral research. Altogether, 43 of 56 doctoral theses that have been funded have been completed.
The Foundation has also disbursed course and travel grants for follow-up training for clinical oncologists and for cancer researchers to take part in international conferences. Additionally, the Finnish Cancer Institute has organized many international conferences of cancer researchers.
The governing bodies of the Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute are its board and scientific advisory board.
Initiative for a Comprehensive Cancer Center Finland
The Finnish Cancer Institute has acted as the initiator for the establishment of a Comprehensive Cancer Center Finland (CCC-Fin). Similar centers are being established and networked in other parts of Europe.
The aim is to guarantee the best and most effective treatment possible for cancer patients. There is a need for such a cancer centre in Finland. The initiative drawn up by the Finnish Cancer Institute was submitted to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in March 2009.