Stein Kaasa

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Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and Head of Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway


Dr. Stein Kaasa's main research interests are:

Clinical research in cancer care – including oncology, palliative care and symptom management. Translational research with emphasis on bridging the gap between the clinic and basic science including molecular biology, public health, organization, computer science and decision support systems. Several years of experience in planning, conducting and analysis of prospective controlled randomised and non-randomised single- and multicentre studies. Has published extensively as well as planned, organised and taught at university-based courses in clinical trial methodology, clinical decision-making, clinical oncology, translational research, patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMS), palliative care, public health and leadership.

Recently, the European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC) was refunded by the Norwegian Cancer Society. Stein Kaasa is the chair of this research initiative aiming at improving palliative patient care, including end of life care, through research of highest quality in an international setting.

Professor Kaasa has published more than 500 articles and book chapters. He has authored the Nordic Textbook of Palliative Care and is co-author of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Professor Kaasa advises many international journals – either as an advisory board member or as a reviewer.


Updated: June 2021