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Welcome to the Western Cancer Centre (FICAN West)!

The Western Cancer Centre guarantees high-quality cancer treatment and research in the hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Vaasa.

The Western Cancer Centre works to unify treatment practices and treatment quality, and to see to it that patients get access to treatment according to unified criteria in a timely manner in the western coastal area of Finland. This puts the patients with cancer at the right place at the right time, regardless of where they live. 

The Western Cancer Centre is a part of the Cancer Center Finland (FICAN) – a national enterprise under construction to coordinate cancer treatment, research and education in the whole of Finland.

Tyks Cancer Centre (cancer care is Tyks hospital) is a member of OECI (Organization of European Cancer Institutes) and ERN EURACAN (European reference network on Rare Adult Cancers).

Tyks Turun yliopistollinen keskussairaala yliopisto-uusi-eng.jpg Satakunnan sairaanhoitopiiri Vaasan keskussairaala

OECI     European reference networks

 Cancer and cancer treatment

etusivu-hoitomuodot-syopakeskus.jpgThe treatment of cancer patients follows specific treatment pathways. Read about different forms of cancer and how they are treated.

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 Contact information

Päivi Rautava (Professor, Head Physician)
Chairperson of steering group

Pia Vihinen (Adjunct Professor, Specialist Physician)
Director (clinical, research) from 1 March 2018

Mervi Siekkinen (PhD, Health Sci.)
Development Manager

Anne Mohn (MNSc, RN)
Quality Coordinator

Minna Grönman (RN, Research Nurse)

Sari Friman (RN, Research Nurse)

Kirsi Penttilä (RN)
Stydy Coordinator

Hospital District of Southwest Finland
Hospital District of Satakunta
Hospital District of Vaasa
University of Turku