The Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute (abbreviated as the Finnish Cancer Institute, FCI) was founded in 1986 to prevent the “brain drain” that increased in the 1980s, when top Finnish researchers moved abroad. The purpose of the FCI is to enhance and promote high-level scientific research on cancer in Finland and thereby promote the prevention and treatment of cancer. It does this by funding a variety of paid researcher activities (research professor, senior cancer researcher and post-doc research positions, organizing symposia, and acting as an expert organization in a number of projects related to cancer care and cancer research.