Roger Henriksson

Curriculum vitae

Present Position

Head of the Regional Cancer Centre Stockholm/Gotland (one of six centres in a new organisation of cancer care in Sweden)
Professor Experimental Oncology and Senior Consultant, North Sweden University Hospital, Stockholm and Umeå University, Sweden
Chariman The Swedish Association of Oncology

Examination, degrees

Ph.D. (medicine doktorsexamen), 1981
M.D. (läkarexamen), 1983
Associate professor (docent) Cellbiology, 1984
Associate professor (docent) Oncology and Radiotherapy, 1989
Professor in Oncology, 1994

Hospital positions

Head and chariman at the Clinic of Oncology Stockholm (Radiumhemmet), 2009-2011
Consultant and Senior Consultant in Oncology and radiotherapy, 1988-1994
Professor and Senior Consultant Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy, 1995-
Head of the Section of Neuro-Oncology, Lung Carcinoma and Malignant Melanoma, 1994-2008
Director of Clinical Studies, Department of Oncology, 1996-2003

Scientific positions

Head/Deputy Head of the Dept of Radiation Sciences, 1998-2008
Head of the Experimental Research Unit, 1986-2008
Chairman of the National (Nordic 2001) Group CNS Tumours, 1999-
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board - Swedish Cancer Society, 1994-2001
Board of the National Group for Treatment of Lungcancer, 1993-2010
Chairman/member of the North Sweden Cancer Foundation, 2004-
Cancer academy North - founder and chairman, 2005-
Public Expert Swedish Cancer Society (lung and CNS tumours), 2004-
Vice chariman StratCan (Karolinska network for cancer research), 2010-
Board member Cancer Center Karolinska (CCK), 2010-

Pharmaceutical Industry

Senior Medical Advisor at AstraZeneca Europe oncology, part time 2000-2008
Member and chairman of several advisory boards (national/international) in various pharmaceutical companies in EU.

Prizes, Awards, Grants

Nordic Gastroenterology Award, 1980
Clinical research fellow MFR (Medical Research Counsil), part time
Clinical research fellow Cancerfonden, part time
Fernströms Award for young promising scientists, 1992
ASCO  (American Assoc Clinical Oncology) Award for young foreign clinicians, 1991
Award in memory of J & N Einhorn (Mösseberg) for clinicians with a focus on patients, 2005
The First Lazzarini Prize for Outstanding Achievement, AstraZeneca Europe, 2006
Swedish Medical Research Council (MFR) Exocrine secretion, 1986-1988
The Swedish Patient Advocacy Association Award for outstanding work with lung cancer patients, 2009
The Swedish Study Group in Lung Cancer Award for outstanding achivement, 2012
Cancerfonden (Swedish Cancer Association), 1988 - onwards.
Co-applicant NCI, Vinnova, VR (previous and present)
-Different experimental and clinical research grants brain tumours, 2002-


Scientific supervisor for 27 PhD students who have fulfilled their PhD examination and supervisors for post docs and clinicians during their time to reach examination in Oncology & Radiotherapy

Chariman The Swedish Association for Oncology, 2011-
Deputy Chariman The Swedish Association for Oncology, 1997-2001, 2009-2010
Board of the University of Umeå, 2 years during my medical studies
Board of the Medical Faculty and chariman of the Council of PhD studies, 1996-2000
Editor/Author Onkologi (a textbook in Oncology Nordic countries), 2000. Revised 2007. Liber
Author När Livet Bryts (a textbook dealing with the interaction between health care and patients)
Leave for child care (1983, 1987)
Board Stockholm county for use of pharmaceuticals and Chariman for the Oncology/hematology adivsory committee (läkemedelskommitten) 2010-
Scientific/Clinical Advisor (Vetenskapligt råd) The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) 2009-
Advisor Swedish Ministry of Health in Rehabilitation (Rehabiliteringsrådet) chariman Cancer, 2010-2011
Chariman Local ECCO (The European Multidiciplinary Cancer Congress, Stockholm), 2011
Board Member EANO (European Association of Neuro- Oncology, 2012


According to PubMed 341 publications in peer review journals, including publications in all phases of drug development.

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Forskare - Onkologi

Ulrika Andersson
Anne Andersson
Thomas Asklund
Michael Bergqvist
Anna Dahlin
Lars Franzén
Bethany van Guelpen
Håkan Hedman
Roger Henriksson
Barbro Numan Hellquist
Martin Hellström
Camilla Holmlund
Mikael Johansson
Håkan Jonsson
Camilla Thellenberg-Karlsson
Terese Karlsson
Per Lenner
Jack Lindh
Ingrid Ljuslinder
David Lindquist
Beatrice Melin
Jonas Nilsson
Emma Persson
Basel Sithoy
Anders Wahlin
Carl Wibom
Anders Widmark
Björn Zackrisson
Gunnar Johansson
Maria Liljeholm
Sophia Harlid
Daniel Öhlund