Awards

The Cancer Society bestows awards and prizes for outstanding achievements in cancer work.

Cancer control medals

The Cancer Society awards medals for achievements in cancer control.

The following medals were awarded in 2014:

Cancer control gold medal

Cancer control silver medal

Seppo Aaltonen
Risto Erkkola
Seija Grénman
Päivi Hietanen
Hannu Jumppanen
Oili Kautto
Mikko Ketonen
Kari Markkula
Marja-Liisa Mäntymaa
Riitta Pyhälä
Loviisa Seppänen
Anne Vähäkylä-Aulo

Cancer control Bronze medal

Maria Heikkilä-Nyman
Vuokko Kauppinen
Kerstin Knip
Irma Lehtimaja
Aila Pietilä
Airi Rissanen
Kirsi Roos
Eija Saari
Kristina Vänskä

Award for good clinical research

The governing body of the Cancer Foundation’s Sakari Mustakallio Fund awards the Good Clinical Research Prize to outstanding cancer researchers. The award amounts to €10 000 and has been awarded four times: in 2006 to Professor Inkeri Elomaa, in 2008 to senior physicist Dr. Mikko Tenhunen, in 2011 to Professor Seppo Pyrhönen and in 2013 to Professor Heikki Joensuu.

Niilo Voipio prize

The Cancer Foundation awards the Niilo Voipio Prize in recognition of scientific cancer research. The prize amounts to €5 000.

Niilo Voipio was Secretary General of the Finnish Cancer Society from 1949−1986.

The Niilo Voipio prize has been awarded five times in the 2000s: to Professor Heikki Joensuu (2016), Professor Kari Alitalo (2013), Professor Jukka-Pekka Mecklin (2009), Professor Matti Hakama (2006) and Professor Albert de la Chapelle (2003).

Oncologist and Oncology Nurse of the Year

Every second year, the Cancer Foundation awards prizes of €5 000 for Oncologist and Oncology Nurse of the Year. The prizes were last awarded in 2014. The Oncologist of the Year prize was awarded to Kauko Saarilahti, Docent, Head of Department, Helsinki University Hospital Oncology Department, and the Oncology Nurse of the Year prize was awarded to Riitta Hänninen of Mikkeli Central Hospital.