Research and clinical trials
Research and development are important for FICAN West.
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.
Read more from here.
VETÄVÄ – fascinating cancer center of the future
The VETÄVÄ project aims at creating a fascinating and engaging cancer treatment and research center for the future. The project facilitates the development of cancer centers into attractive multiprofessional research campus environments for experts to work in and into providers of high-quality treatment.
The project is run by the Turku University of Applied Sciences, the Hospital District of SouthWest Finland (Turku central hospital, Tyks), the Department of Nursing of the University of Turku and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
There is more about the project here (in Finnish).