Docrates Cancer Center was established in 2007. From the very beginning, operations have been driven by a desire to treat each patient individually, providing prompt and high-quality cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Specialist in medical oncology and radiation therapy Timo Joensuu wished to create a hospital which would be built from the patient’s perspective and would be able to offer everything that a cancer patient might need. Two physicists Pekka Aalto and Harri Puurunen believed in this ambitious project and joined it. Docrates Ltd was founded in 2006 and its actual operations started in the premises of Eira hospital in October 2007 with specialists’ appointments and drug therapy. A number of minor investors also joined the project. A new building was built specially for Docrates Cancer Center in Jätkäsaari, which was opened in April 2009, offering also radiation therapy and imaging studies among its services. This is when Helsingin Lääkärikeskus became the major investor for Docrates.

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Published: 22.04.2021

PSA testing best method so far for early detection of prostate cancer – Pros and cons of PSA 

PSA testing has its pros and cons. Should you have a PSA test?

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Published: 15.03.2021

New blood test for prostate cancer diagnostics

Docrates Cancer Center is first in Finland to start using a new blood test supporting PSA-testing in prostate cancer A...

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Published: 16.11.2020

Your safety is the most important to us

Many cancer patients have several concerns when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, e.g. how does the situation impact my...

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Published: 13.09.2020

Cancer and Coronavirus – FAQ

The coronavirus is a concern among cancer patients. We listed the most common concerns and the answers to them.

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Why come to Docrates Cancer Center?

  • Top cancer experts and effective treatments without delay even during epidemic.
  • Individual care. You have your own care team - your doctor and your nurse.
  • Front line cancer treatment. Latest medical technology combined with proven expertise in cancer care.
  • Experience in treating international patients from over 60 countries. Multilingual personnel.
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