Nordic Cancer Union


The Nordic Cancer Union is a collaborative body for cooperation of the cancer societies in the Nordic countries. The overall goal for the NCU is to ensure best treatment for cancer patients and implementation of effective cancer prevention initiatives in the Nordic countries.

The NCU Board and secretariat for 2021-2023 is chaired by the Cancer Society of Finland, and the scientific secretariat (research administration) is located at the Cancer Society of Finland.




NCU Secretariat


c/o Cancer Society of Finland


Unioninkatu 22
00130 Helsinki


E-mail: firstname.lastname(at) 

NCU Chairman

Sakari Karjalainen

Phone: +358 40 081 8910


NCU Coordinator

Jarmo Wahlfors

Phone: +358 50 410 1456 



NCU Research Administration

Maija Pertola

Phone: +358 50 464 2492


Mikaela Lax
Phone: +358 50 597 6436