Background and activities

Clinical nutritionist and reseracher at the European Palliative Care Research Center, NTNU.

 

Education:

  • Cand. Scient., Clinical Nutritionist from the University of Oslo, 2004
  • PhD, University of Oslo 2010

 

Research Interest:

  • Cancer cachexia: treatment, classification and biomarkers
  • Malnutrition and nutritional therapy for cancer patients

 

Research projects:

  • MENAC study: Multimodal treatment of cancer cachexia
  • CAX-24: development of quality of life form cancer kakesi
  • Paraenteral nutrition in patients with advanced cancer 
  • Cancer Patients' understanding and use of PG-SGA 

 

Teaching and supervising:

  • Leader of the PhD programme in Palliative Care, and coordinator of a PhD course in palliative care research
  • Teaching at various palliative care courses arranged by the Regional advisory unit for palliative care, Mid-Norway, and at the master programme in Pain and Palliative Care, NTNU
  • Supervision of master students, medical students and students at the Nordic Specialist Course in Palliative Medicine

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Bye, Asta; Balstad, Trude Rakel. (2016) Ernæring - generelle prinsipper. Palliasjon. Nordisk lærebok. 3. utgave.

Report/dissertation

  • Balstad, Trude Rakel. (2010) Dietary plants and regulation of gene expression through Nrf2/EpRE and NF-kB. Unipub forlag. 2010. ISBN 978-82-8072-530-1.

Others

  • Knudsen, Anne Kari; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Haugen, Dagny Faksvåg; Caraceni, Augusto T.; Gjeilo, Kari Hanne; Borchgrevink, Petter Chr.; Kaasa, Stein. (2016) PhD and Master education – an update. 9th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care . European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC); Dublin. 2016-06-09 - 2016-06-11.
  • Leer, Anne Silja Mäkitalo; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Bye, Asta; Laird, Barry J.; Fearon, Kenneth; Kaasa, Stein; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Stene, Guro Birgitte. (2016) Kan fysiske funksjonstester avdekke tap av muskelmasse hos pasienter med kreftkakeksi?. Den 14. landskonferansen i palliasjon "Liv til dagene" . Norsk palliativ forening; Stavanger. 2016-09-14 - 2016-09-16.
  • Leer, Anne Silja Mäkitalo; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Bye, Asta; Laird, Barry J; Fearon, Kenneth; Kaasa, Stein; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Stene, Guro Birgitte. (2016) Evaluation of Physical Function Outcomes Related to Change in Muscle Mass in Patients with Cancer Cachexia. 9th World Research Congress of the EAPC . European Association for Palliative Care; Dublin. 2016-06-09 - 2016-06-11.
  • Meli, Kari; Bye, Asta; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Skjegstad, Grete S; Laird, Barry J; Fearon, Ken; Kaasa, Stein; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll. (2016) Weight loss and survival in advanced cancer in relation to inadequate energy intake. 38th ESPEN Congress 2016 . The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism; Copenhagen. 2016-09-17 - 2016-09-20.
  • Balstad, Trude Rakel; Pettersen, Caroline Hild; Laird, Barry J; Fearon, Ken; Schønberg, Svanhild Margrethe Arentz; Skorpen, Frank; Kaasa, Stein; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Bye, Asta. (2015) Changes in plasma levels of n-3 fatty acids in response to n-3 fatty acid enriched supplementation in advanced cancer patients. 37th ESPEN congress on clinical nutrition and metabolism . ESPEN; Lisboa. 2015-09-05 - 2015-09-08.
  • Foss, Therese; Brunelli, Cinzia; Vagnildhaug, Ola Magne; Kaasa, Stein; Almberg, Sigrun Saur; Knudsen, Anne Kari; Balstad, Trude Rakel. (2015) Prevalence of depression in cancer patients ─ a Norwegian cross-sectional study. 5th International Seminar of the PRC and EAPC RN . PRC and European Association for Palliative Care RN; Leeds. 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-16.
  • Kaasa, Stein; Balstad, Trude Rakel. (2015) Effect of palliative cancer care on malnutrition and cachexia. Cachexia and nutrition in advanced cancer patients: A multidisciplinary approach . European School of Oncology; Barcelona. 2015-03-13 - 2105-03-14.
  • Kaasa, Stein; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Laird, Barry J; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Stene, Guro Birgitte; Bye, Asta; Fallon, Marie T.; Fayers, Peter; Fearon, Kenneth C.. (2015) A randomised, open-label trial of a Multimodal Intervention (Exercise, Nutrition and Anti-inflammatory Medication) plus standard care versus standard care alone to precent / attenuate cachexia in advanced cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting . American Society of Clinical Oncology; Chricago. 2015-05-29 - 2015-06-02.
  • Stene, Guro Birgitte; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Laird, Barry J.; Bye, Asta; Fearon, Kenneth C.H.; Kaasa, Stein; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll. (2015) Feasibility of physical activity meters in a multimodal cancer cachexia trial. Cachexia and malnutrition in advanced cancer patients: a multidisiplinary approach . European School of Oncology; Barcelona. 2015-03-13 - 2015-03-14.
  • Balstad, Trude Rakel. (2014) Dietary treatment of cachexia – challenges of nutritional research in cancer patients. 4th International Seminar of the PRC and EAPC RN . PRC and European Association for Palliative Care RN; Amsterdam. 2014-10-16 - 2014-10-17.
  • Balstad, Trude Rakel. (2014) Multimodal therapy in cachexia. The 6th Throne Holst symposium . University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital; Rikshospitalet, Oslo. 2014-11-27 - 2014-11-27.
  • Balstad, Trude Rakel; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Laird, Barry J; Fearon, Kenneth C.H.; Kaasa, Stein; Bye, Asta. (2014) Feasibility of dietary counseling to attenuate cachexia in patients with advanced cancer. 36th ESPEN congress on clinical nutrition and metabolism . ESPEN; Geneve. 2014-09-06 - 2014-09-09.
  • Balstad, Trude Rakel; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Strasser, Florian; Kaasa, Stein; Bye, Asta. (2014) Dietary treatment of weight loss in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: A systematic literature review. 8th world research congress of the european association for palliative care (EAPC) ; 2014-06-05 - 2014-06-07.
  • Valan, Christine Damgaard; Halvorsen, Tarje Onsøien; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Sjøblom, Bjørg; Jordhøy, Marit; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Grønberg, Bjørn H.. (2014) The prognostic value of comorbidity and body muscle mass in patient with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. 4th International Seminar of the PRC and EAPC RN . European Association of Palliative Care; Amsterdam. 2014-10-16 - 2014-10-17.
  • Balstad, Trude Rakel; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Strasser, Florian; Kaasa, Stein; Bye, Asta. (2013) Dietary treatment of weight loss in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: A systematic literature review. 7th International Conference of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD) . Society on Sarcopenia,Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD); Kobe. 2013-12-09 - 2013-12-11.
  • Balstad, Trude Rakel. (2011) A feasibility study of Multimodal Exercise Nutrition Antiinflammatory treatment of Cachexia preMENAC study. 1st International Seminar of the PRC and EAPC RN . PRC and European Association for Palliative Care RN; København. 2011-10-06 - 2011-10-07.