More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. However, increasingly precise diagnoses and personalised treatments mean that nearly two-thirds of Finns diagnosed with cancer will recover. The manuscript of life is composed of cells. An understanding of their function enables us to offer effective, targeted therapies.
Although tumours may look the same, they are actually very different. Personalised medicine plays a key role in the treatment of cancer. The University of Helsinki is home to world-leading cancer researchers: Academy Professors Kari Alitalo and Lauri Aaltonen, as well as dozens of other professors and researchers are involved in cancer-related research, teaching and care at the University and in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa. Pioneering initiatives also include the research on cancer immunology undertaken by Professor Satu Mustjoki and her team.
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