Tampere University Hospital (Tays) has established Finland’s first research center conducting phase I-II clinical trials in children. The center, PeeTU (Pediatric Early Phase Trials Unit), was opened in the beginning of the year. The aim is to launch at least 1-3 clinical trials during the first year of operation.
“We will concentrate on helping children suffering from cancer that can’t be cured by typical treatments,” says Olli Lohi, the medical superintendent of the Children’s Cancer Unit at Tays. Besides cancer the center also aims to help children with diabetes and neurological disorders.
The center will provide clinical trial services for all children in Finland and other hospitals have shown interest towards the services offered. With the expected increase in clinical trials conducted in Europe, the new center will certainly be successful.
Read more on PeeTU's home page.
See the PeeTU brochure.