FICAN Seminars – Save the Date!

• Regional cancer centers jointly start new national seminar series, the FICAN seminars this spring.
• First speakers will be the current FICAN research professors and the FCI K. Albin Johansson Research Professor.
• Seminars are held remotely. All Welcome!

FICAN seminars 2024 (pdf)

Cancer-related post-graduate education in Tampere

Seminar series:

MET International Seminar Serie

Doctoral programs of Tampere University

equip the student with the skills needed to work in demanding academic research and teaching positions and in other expert, development and management functions in society. All doctoral studies require independent research and a Doctoral dissertation and take approximately four years (240 ECTS credits).

Doctoral programs related to cancer in the  Tampere University:

  1. The Doctoral Programme in Medicine and Life Sciences
  2. Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences
  3. Doctoral Programme in Medicine
  4. International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology and Public Health

A student can complete one of the following degrees in the scientific fields available: Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Health Sciences or Doctor of Medicine.

Postgraduate education available:

Tampere University is one of the five Finnish Universities, which have a right to give postgraduate medical education and license physicians and dentists as specialists. The types of education are specialisation in medicine (f.ex. oncology and radiology), specialisation in dentistry, specific training in general medical practise (YEK) and subspecialty training. They are only available in Finnish. (

Tampere University also offers post-graduate medical training for all specialities, including oncology.

Tampere Centre for Skills Training and Simulation is a training center owned by the Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Pirkanmaa Hospital District. It includes facilities designed for learning clinical skills as well as simulation rooms where medical students, students in health-care-related fields and professionals can work on practical skills (

Tampere University Hospital has a Tampere Surgical Education Centre (the only public centre in the Nordic countries) that provides modern facilities for physicians and nurses to learn surgical skills critical for the safety of patients in conditions simulating a real operation theatre (

Research and learning