The Southern Finland National Cancer Center, FICAN South, coordinates cancer diagnostics and care, and promotes cancer research in Southern Finland.
FICAN South comprises of HUS Helsinki University Hospital, Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing (PHHYKY), Joint Authority for Kymenlaakso Social and Health Care Services (Kymsote), South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote), and University of Helsinki, which is in charge of medical research and education.
Regional cancer centers were launched in 2018 and they operate in university hospitals in Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, and Oulu. The regional cancer centers and the unit coordinating national activities together make up the National Cancer Center Finland FICAN, which aims to improve and streamline cancer treatment on a national level, and make sure that all patients have equal access to high quality care. FICAN South cooperates with other regional cancer centers. Together we create a new operating model to promote current and high quality cancer care and research in Finland.
In our cooperation projects, the participants must be from at least two different FICAN South regional units, or from two different divisions or research groups in a single region.
ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING IN SOUTHERN FINLAND: HPV screening, self-sampling and novel TRIAGE biomarkers
Responsible person: Adjunct professor Eeva Auvinen, HUS Diagnostic Center, HUSLAB and University of Helsinki
LAATUINDIKAATTORIT ELÄMÄN LOPPUVAIHEEN HOIDON LAADUN SEURANNASSA: pilottihanke
Responsible person: Dr. Satu Ahtiluoto, HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center, Palliative Care Center
DEVELOPING DRUG THERAPY FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA
Responsible person: Adjunct professor, Micaela Hernberg, HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center
BIOPANKKITOIMINNASSA KERTYVÄN GENOMITIEDON HYÖDYNTÄMINEN TERVEYDENHUOLLOSSA
Responsible person: Professor Minna Pöyhönen, HUS Diagnostic Center, HUSLAB, Genetics and Clinical pharmacology
MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY OF HEMATOLYMPHOID NEOPLASMS
Responsible person: Adjunct professor, Chief Physician Marja-Liisa Karjalainen-Lindsberg, HUS Diagnostic Center and University of Helsinki
ASSESSMENT OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE IN SENSITIVE DIAGNOSTICS AND PERSONALIZED THERAPY RESPONSE EVALUATION IN MYELODYSPLASTICSYNDROMES AND RELATED MYELOID MALIGNANCIES (MDS-MOLE-2015)
Responsible person: Adjunct professor, Chief physician Freja Ebeling, HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center
SYÖPÄ- JA HEMATOLOGISILLE POTILAILLE ANNETTAVAN DIGITAALISEN INFORMAATION JA HOITOPOLKUJEN KEHITTÄMINEN HUS JA ERVA ALUEILLA
Responsible person: Dr., Administrative Chief physician Aino Lepäntalo, HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center
NAD+ DEPLETION – A DISEASE MECHANISM AND THERAPY TARGET FOR CANCER CACHEXIA?
Responsible person: Dr. Tommi Järvinen, PHHYKY Päijät-Häme central hospital, Surgery clinic
FICAN South received 29 clinical project applications and funding was applied for totaling 1 357 282 €
Funding was granted for cooperation projects involving actors from at least two FICAN South contracting parties (HUS, UH, Eksote, PHHYKY, Kymsote).The project evaluation was carried out by an external evaluation board. All applications were evaluated with points 1 to 6 in four different categories (clinical level, collaboration, applicability / benefit to the patient, other funding for the group / applicant). Funding was granted to eight clinical projects totaling EUR 319 462 €.
Director Mika Mustonen, FICAN South