Licence in medicine, University Turku, Finland, 1984. Specialty degree in oncology and radiotherapy, University Tampere, Finland, 1992. Doctor of Medicine, University Tampere, Finland, 1996.
Consultant oncologist Tampere University Hospital, since 1992.
Member of European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Melanoma Group, Finnish Melanoma Study Group (chair 1997—2004), Finnish Society Oncology.
Married Esko Vuoristo, August 27, 1988.