Cancer Center of Eastern Finland - CCEF

Cancer Center of Eastern Finland  - CCEF - is an alliance of research groups extending from the fields of basic molecular science to Kuopio University Hospital clinics. CCEF includes strong research infrastructure, wide-ranging national and foreign networking as well as top level scientific research. It consists of  five working groups aiming at enhanced patient cure and survival. Focusing on cancer genetics, cancer epigenetics, interaction between cancer cell and tumor stroma, detection of metastatic tumors and identification of novel invasion/metastasis associated molecules and clinical implementation and biobanking, the working groups comprise distinct but mutually reinforcing entities.

CCEF expands the use of modern techniques at the UEF, enforces University's cancer research status both nationally and internationally and enhances the supervision and guidance of Ph.D thesis studies. Further, CCEF speeds up the time it takes of the scientific finding to become a tool for patient care, supports creating systematic tissue sampling (biobanking) and data handling adding the number of samples available for research projects.