Josep M Borras, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), is a graduate of UAB in Medicine (1981), holds a PhD in Epidemiology (UAB,1989) and a Master in Methodology of Health Sciences (UAB, 1988). From 1997 to 2006, he served as director of the Catalan Institute of Oncology playing a key role in its re-organization and since 2006, he directs the Catalonian Cancer Strategy for the Catalan Department of Health. In 2008 he became the Scientific Coordinator of the Spanish Cancer Strategy for the Spanish Health Ministry.
His investigative activity focuses on health services research, specifically in the determinants of utilization of cancer services, and in the application of epidemiology to cancer services planning and evaluation. He has authored or co-authored more than 225 peer-reviewed papers and serves in the editorial boards of the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, Journal of Cancer Policy and Radiotherapy and Oncology. He has been particularly active in initiating and developing the Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (HERO) project within ESTRO. He has also played leading roles in several European Joint Actions, concerning cancer plans (EPAAC), innovation in cancer (i-PAAC) and rare cancers (JARC). He has chaired the Pharmaco-therapeutics Committee of the Catalan Health Service (2010-2014) and he is leading the Precision Oncology Medicine effort in Catalonia.
Updated: July 2021