The Association is a member of the Cancer Association of Finland and part of the Cancer Society of Finland.
In its operations, the Association observes the principle of patient-centred care, which emphasises the patients’ individual needs and opportunities of influence. This principle guides both the promotion of patients’ interests and the development of our services. The Association collaborates with other patient organisations, national authorities, health care institutions and other stakeholders. The Association is also coordinating the EUPATI Finland National Platform.
The Association produces reliable information about cancer diseases and their treatment, as well as maintains a comprehensive selection of patient guides.
The patient networks provide an opportunity for diverse peer support.
You can download the 2020 annual report in PDF format (in Finnish): Annual report 2020.
Board of Directors
Half of the members of the Association of Cancer Patients in Finland’s Board of Directors are patient members.
The chair of the board for the Association of Cancer Patients in Finland is Leena Eloranta, Lappeenranta.
Matti Järvinen, Vantaa
Riikka-Leena Manninen, Ylöjärvi
Kirsi Niinimäki, Helsinki
Sirpa Yksjärvi, Jyskä
Kimmo Satola, Helsinki
Maria Buchert, Espoo
Outi Liedes-Jauhiainen, Helsinki
Tero Toivanen, Espoo
Hanna Mäenpää, Tampere (D. Med., Oncology Specialist, special qualification in palliative medicine)
Matti Santalahti, Espoo
The Association of Cancer Patients in Finland’s Board transparently informs its involvement, information can be requested from minna.anttonen(at)syopapotilaat.fi or +358 44 322 8964.