Docrates Cancer Center
At Docrates Cancer Center, you can book an appointment with the oncologist without a referral. An important aspect of our services is to have as prompt an access to our specialists, diagnostics and treatment as possible.
The new Docrates Cancer Center was opened in Ruoholahti, Helsinki in April 2009. The hospital is a state-of-the-art unit for radiation therapy, and the central operations also include a specialist-level outpatient and drug therapy center. We treat patients from all over the world.
Docrates Cancer Center utilises the newest technologies for cancer imaging and radiation therapy. In the external radiation therapy, we were the first in Finland to adopt the RapidArc-technology and the first in Scandinavia in the private sector. Docrates Cancer Center is also the only unit in Finland providing HDR-brachytherapy for prostate cancer.
All of the drugs that are approved by the pharmaceutical authorities for cancer treatment are available for drug therapy at Docrates Cancer Center. For some of the patients, the treatment options may be expanded through drug study medications that may be available when participating in clinical drug trials. The studies are approved by the ethical committees of the university hospitals and closely monitored by the authorities.
Docrates provides services through the treatment and follow-up periods for those with a cancer diagnosis. The treatment is individualized for each person, depending on the life circumstances and the type of cancer. The goal is to maintain the optimal quality of life.
The hospital supplements the services of the public health services: we treat patients with financial commitments by the municipalities and the employer payment commitments, for example. We invest in the academic research and in cooperation with the pharmaceutical and the biomedical equipment manufacturers in research and development. With the help of the cooperative network of top experts, we can always provide the newest cancer treatment methods and expertise to our patients.
We have an inpatient ward and lab services available for the hospital. With regard to the laboratory studies, Docrates Cancer Center has a broad cooperative network that covers all of the research needs for cancer diagnostics.