Prof. Lennart Hardell, MD

Dr Lennart Hardell is professor in oncology and cancer epidemiology at the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden. Most of his research has been on risk factors for cancer such as exposure to pesticides and persistent organic pollutants. Examples of such agents are herbicides, dioxins, PCBs and brominated flame-retardants. During recent years he and his co-workers have studied use of cellular and cordless telephones and the risk for brain tumours. He works also as a consultant at the Department of Oncology at the hospital.

Medical degree from University of Uppsala, Sweden, October 27, 1971.

Authorization to practice the medical profession, National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, November 5, 1971.

Specialized in internal medicine, October 18, 1976.

Specialized in oncology, June 20, 1979.

Medical dissertation, University of Umeå, May 15, 1981.

Receiver of the Fernström Award, University of Umeå, October 9, 1982.

Qualified as an Asssociate Professor of Oncology, University of Umeå, December 9, 1983.

Research fellow at School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA, August 20, 1984 - August 19, 1985.

Consultant at the Department of Oncology, Örebro Medical Center, Örebro, Sweden since August 1, 1991.

Qualified for appointment as a Professor of Oncology in Århus, Denmark, 1992.

Research appointment at the Swedish Medical Research Council July 1, 1994 - June 30, 2000 in molecular genetic epidemiology.

Receiver of Cancer- och Allergifondens Environmental Research Prize, April 24, 1997, Stockholm.

Professor in Oncology, Örebro University, Örebro May 1, 2001.

Miljöpartiet de Gröna Research Prize, September 21, 2001.

Supervisor for researchers (medical dissertations).

Chairman of Örebro County Council Radiation Protection Committee July 1, 1995 - December 31, 1998.

Vice chairman in Örebro County Council Research Committee January 27, 1992 - December 31, 1998.

Vice secretary of Örebro County Council Ethical Committe January 27, 1992 - December 31, 1998.

Deputy of Ethical Committee at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala, Sweden until December 31, 1998.

Member of Research Committee at the Medical Center, Örebro.

Member of Educational Committee at Örebro Medical Center, Örebro.

Faculty member of Internationl Journal of Oncology.

Member of editorial board of American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

Partner in EU research project: Occupational risk factors for rare cancer of unknown etiology.

Member of Collegium Ramazzini 2003.

European Journal of Cancer Prevention Research Prize November 2005.

Acta Oncologica Lecture Prize 2006-03-22

Vice President of European Society of Environmental Health since November 2006.

Prize winner Swedish Cooperation (Änglamark) 2007.

Number of pre-review publications: 304

Number of short reports, abstracts etc: 141