Stein Kaasa, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Stein Kaasa

Stein Kaasa MD, PhD specialises in medical oncology, radiotherapy, and palliative medicine. In 1993, he was appointed as the first professor in palliative medicine in Scandinavia and he was one of the founders of the palliative care unit in Trondheim and founder of the European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC), which is also located in Trondheim. He has been president of EAPC, the coordinator for a large EU-funded project, and is at present involved in several research collaborative and international partnerships on research and policy development. Professor Kaasa has been an important advocate for evidence-based practice and has worked extensively to get palliative care research on the agenda, both nationally and internationally. For the past decades he has also been involved in the development of national and international guidelines for cancer treatment. Currently he is head of the department of oncology at Oslo University Hospital and Professor II at the University of Oslo. He is also Director of the PRC and Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network. Professor Kaasa has published more than 450 articles and book chapters. He has authored the Nordic Textbook of Palliative Care and is co-author and editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine.

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