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Tyks Cancer Centre's operation and organization

The Tyks Cancer Centre constitutes a major part of the Western Finland Cancer Centre (FICAN West). In addition to the cancer centre of the Tyks Hospital, FICAN West includes the special responsibility area of the Tyks Hospital and the central hospitals in Satakunta (Satasairaala) and Vaasa.

FICAN West and four other regional centres in Finland constitute the network designated Comprehensive Cancer Centre Finland, or FICAN. The purpose of FICAN is to develop and guarantee evidence-based, innovative cancer treatment and to secure that all cancer patients get equal and consistent treatment. The FICAN West does not participate in the clinical treatment of cancer patients, as does the Tyks Hospital, but it coordinates the therapeutic activities.

We also promote advanced cancer research in which the patients of the Tyks Hospital may participate. We bring cancer research at the University of Turku close to clinical patient work and we aim at taking benefit of the data generated from clinical (patient) work. Our goal is to develop individualized cancer treatments.