Research and development projects
Research and development are important for FICAN West.
The project also contributes to shaping the lifelong learning dimension in higher education (EQF levels 6-8) by integrating micro-credentials to accompany ECTS and CME credit systems. The purpose of the project is to design, pilot and evaluate DigiCanTrain education and training programme for trainers, clinical and non-clinical HCPs. The ultimate goal is to improve access to continuing professional education, increase digital skills and the use of eHealth technology of clinical and non-clinical health care professionals working with people affected by cancer.
Transdisciplinary mentoring as a mechanism for developing cooperation in translational research
Turku University of Economics and FICAN West have jointly started a two-year collaboration project: Transdisciplinary mentoring as a mechanism for developing cooperation in translational research. The project is financed by the Finnish Work Environment Fund. As part of the project, we will establish a mentoring program for FICAN West to enhance local collaboration in cancer research across organizations, and at the individual level, to provide support for learning at work and strengthen well-being.
In this mentoring program, it is central that for each mentoring pair one comes with clinical background and one with basic research background, with the aim to transfer the silent knowledge, develop one’s research and familiarize with other working cultures.
Translational research that crosses disciplinary, organizational and professional boundaries is challenging, but it is the prerequisite to make new forms of treatment available to patients more efficiently.
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Cancer research expert catalogue
Finnish Cancer Research – Expert Catalogue is a browser-based digital tool that aims to record the expertise and experts in the field of cancer research in Finland. The Expert Catalogue helps researchers to locate an expert with specific spectrum of expertise that is needed for a fruitful collaborative approach across academia, hospitals and the private sector.
The Expert Catalogue was established at the area of Western Finland Cancer Centre FICAN West in August 2021. It is a pilot effort of FICAN West in collaboration with Health Campus Turku and Turku Science Park Oy, and it has got financial support from BioCity Turku. We warmly welcome new users around Finland! The registration is free of charge for all users.
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