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Finnish Docrates Cancer Center is a leading treatment facility in the Europe specialising in the diagnostics, treatment and follow-up of cancers.

Docrates Cancer Center, based in Helsinki, Finland, is a leading international treatment facility specialising in the diagnostics, treatment and follow-up of cancers. The hospital opened its doors in 2007. In 2009, a brand new hospital was built in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, designed to meet our requirements. Located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre, it provides comprehensive service for cancer patients. Read more about the hospital’s history.

A personal care team, latest treatment and leading specialists

At Docrates, cancer patients receive individual service under one roof throughout the duration of the treatment and follow-up. We have harnessed our state-of-the-art technology and the uncompromising competence of our cancer treatment specialists for the best benefit of our patients – accompanied by genuine caring. At Docrates, each patient is assigned a personal care team, personal doctor and primary nurse, who all support patients and their families and are easy to reach. Read more about examinations and treatments and mission and values.

Finnish-owned private hospital, we receive patients from all over the world

Docrates is a completely Finnish-owned private hospital and has the Key Flag Symbol (Avainlippu). The symbol can be awarded to a service produced in Finland.

The largest owner is Aava Terveyspalvelut Oy. The other owners include founder shareholders, minor shareholders and a number of Finnish family-owned companies. Approximately 30% of our patients come from outside of Finland. We have received patients from over 60 different countries. This makes Docrates a very important exporter of health care services. Docrates is the only private cancer hospital in the Nordic countries.

In 2023, our revenue amounted to EUR 27.8 million and we had nearly 19,000 patient visits. Read more about annual review.

The cancer center has a permanent staff of over 85 and more than 30 cancer treatment specialists working as external clinical experts. See the list of specialists working at Docrates.

The Chief Executive Officer of Docrates is Ilpo Tolonen. Chief Clinical Director Juha Kononen is in charge of clinical operations. Get to know Executive Management and the Board.

Cancer Center supplements the services provided by public health care

We also treat patients whose treatments are paid for by municipalities or employers. Many voluntary medical expense insurances cover treatment at Docrates Cancer Center. Furthermore, some patients coming from other countries receive compensation for the treatment from their own country on the basis of the EU Patient Directive.

We invest in clinical research and co-operation with pharmaceutical companies and equipment suppliers who engage in product development. Together with our network of leading clinical experts, we provide our patients with state-of-the-art cancer therapies, cutting-edge know-how and, whenever possible, the opportunity to choose experimental treatments.

An inpatient ward and laboratory services are available. We provide comprehensive treatment for our patients: our services also include supplementary well-being and health services.

The Cancer Center facilities are designed for cancer treatment

Docrates Cancer Center’s facilities are designed for modern cancer treatment. The Cancer Center’s visual appearance is classically fresh Finnish in its tonal world, but also soft and gentle that appeals to international customers. Cancer Center is located  near by the city center of the capital of Finland, Helsinki.

Private Cancer Center specialised in front line cancer diagnostics and treatment

We provide genuinely individual state-of-the-art cancer treatment services in high quality and prompt cancer care. Our wide range of services includes services for those considering their cancer risk, those who suspect cancer and those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Every customer is the most important customer for us. Our unique concept attracts patients from all over the world.

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