Background and activities

Physician and specialist in Oncology. Consultant at the Cancer Clinic, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, with the responsibility of lung cancer therapy. Main position as researcher at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Main research activity is clinical lung cancer research, but also conduct research on health-related quality of life, cancer in the elderly, body composition, and patient information. Has established a translational research group focusing on liquid biopsies in cancer patients.


  • Medical doctor, University of Bergen, 1994
  • Specialist in Oncology, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, 2001
  • PhD in Clinical Medicine, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2010

Main research interests:

  • Lung cancer
  • Geriatric oncology
  • ctDNA

Ongoing studies:

  • Nordic randomized phase II study comparing two schedules of hyperfractionated thoracic radiotherapy in limited disease small-cell lung cancer
  • International randomized phase II trial of the survival benefit of atezolizumab after chemoradiotherapy in limited disease small-cell lung cancer
  • The prognostic and predictive role of ctDNA-analyses in lung cancer patients

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications