What is a cancer center?
Cancer center is a new unit, in which cancer care, clinical cancer research, translational research and basic research are combined. The core of all operations is the cancer patient: the benefit of the patient and the best and continuously developing cancer care. To achieve this, the cancer center promotes integration of university research output more effectively into the patients’ cancer care at hospitals. In addition, the network of national cancer centers enhances collaboration and unifies cancer care in Finland. The main goal is to guarantee the best research evidence-based, equal and cost-effective cancer treatment to all patients regardless of their place of residence in Finland.
Tays Cancer Centre (Tampere University Hospital Cancer Centre) is formed by Tampere University Hospital (cancer care, training & clinical research) and Tampere University (research, degree programmes & postgraduate education). It locates in Tampere in Central-Finland.