Csaba L. Dégi

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President-Elect, European Cancer Organisation (2022-2023)
Survivorship and Quality of Life Network Co-Chair

Dr. Csaba L. Dégi is a Full Professor with habilitation and a researcher at the Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work in Cluj Napoca, Romania. He is a licensed principal social worker with a private practice. Dr. Dégi earned bachelor's and master's degrees in social work, as well as a PhD in medical psychology. He holds the distinction of being the first ombudsman at the Babeș-Bolyai University, a member of ENOHE. Dr. Dégi L. Csaba is a leading figure in the field of psycho-oncology, having worked with cancer patients, professionals, and oncology institutions since 2001. He is the Executive Secretary of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and a past member of the Board of Directors. He is also the President-Elect of the European Cancer Organization (ECO) in Brussels, advocating for psychosocial oncology care across Europe and beyond. He is highly recognized for his contributions to clinical care, education, research, and cancer policy. Dr. Dégi is the founder and president of the Romanian Association for Services and Communication in Oncology (APSCO), a proud member of the IPOS Federation, and a collaborating partner of the Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer initiative in Europe. In 2016, the Romanian Ministry of Health appointed him as a single member of the Committee for Social Work and Support in Oncology. He has been featured in various publications, including Cancer Letter, Cancer World, and Politico. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice. He has also developed a distress screening app and has a wealth of original publications to his name.


Updated: March 2023