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MD PhD Tuomo Alanko



Procedures performed

Chemotherapy, especially for cancers of the gastrointestinal tract

Tuomo Alanko offers expertise in therapy and research of cancer. His particular interest is directed to cancers of the GI tract, such as cancers of the bowel, stomach, pancreas and liver.


2009- Chief Physician (Medical Oncology), Docrates Cancer Center
2008-2009 Medical Affairs Manager (Oncology), AstraZeneca Finland
2001-2008 Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Oncology, Specialist in Medical Oncology/Specialising Physician
2005 Specialist in Medical Oncology, University of Helsinki
2001 Ph.D., University of Helsinki
1994-2000 Haartman Institute, Department of Virology, University of Helsinki, Scientist (Cell and Cancer Biology)
1993 M.D., University of Helsinki

Scientific activities
I wrote my doctoral dissertation on a subject related to the biology of cancer cells, which granted me the title of Ph.D. from University of Helsinki in 2001. Since 2002 I have worked as a clinical researcher on a number of phase 1-3 clinical drug trials.

Professional memberships

2016- Finnish Colorectal Cancer Association Colores, Chairman of the Board
2012- Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health), Permanent Expert
Finnish Society for Oncology, Member
European Society of Medical Oncology ESMO, Member

Professional memberships
Colores – Finnish Colorectal Cancer Patient Association, Chairman of the Executive Board


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