Helsinki University Hospital, part of the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) is the largest hospital in Finland, consisting of 14 specialised hospitals situated in the capital area of Finland (www.hus.fi/en). They serve the population in the capital area, 1.9 million inhabitants, but HUS is also responsible for providing care for demanding and rare diseases to the patients from all over Finland. The Department of Pathology is a part of HUS Diagnostic Center at Helsinki University Hospital. It has a long tradition of highly qualified specialists for gynaecological pathology, who receive frequent consultations from other Pathology Departments in Finland and work in close collaboration with gynaecological oncologists in HUS Women’s hospital, together providing high-quality diagnostics and best possible care for each patient.
HUS Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
Anni Virtanen, MD, PhD, is a pathologist in training specializing in gynaecological pathology at Helsinki University Hospital. She is also Chief Medical Officer at the Finnish Cancer Registry since 2016 and vice-director of the Research Program Unit in Systems Oncology at the University of Helsinki. In addition to her current translational cancer research activities, she has a strong background in epidemiological cancer research that has also led to several advisory positions in the field of cancer epidemiology and screening in Finland. In DECIDER, she is in charge of confirmation of histological diagnoses and histological image collection, and participates in the development of predictive tools based on histological images. researchportal.helsinki.fi/fi/persons/anni-virtanen