Background and activities

Consultant  in Medical and  Radiation Oncology  at the Cancer Clinic at St. Olav's Hospital.

Associate professor, Department of clinical and molecular medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


  •, University of Bergen 2002
  •  PhD, NTNU 2014

Research Interests:

  • Cancer cachexia: Treatment, classification and pathophysiology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Brain tumors

Ongoing recruiting studies

  • Menace: The Multimodal Exercise / Nutrition / Antinflammatory treatment of Cachexia trial
  • DIRECT: (DIsulfiram response as add-on two chemotherapy in recurrent) Glioblastoma: A randomized controlled trial
  • CAX-24: development of quality of life assessment form cachexia
  • Parenteral nutrition in patients with advanced cancer
  • Praise: inflammation significance for the development of cachexia



  • Title: Classification and treatment in Cancer Cachexia (Main supervisor, PhD, Ongoing )
  • Title: Impact of oncological treatment on quality of life in patients with advanced cancer(Main supervisor, PhD, Ongoing)  
  • Title: Multidimensional rehabilitation after cancer treatment  (Co- supervisor, PhD, Ongoing



  • World Cancer Research Fund International: Grant reference number: 2018/1701, £345,029

  • Liaison Committee between the Central Norway Regional Health Authority (RHA) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 2017: 2 115 000 NOK

  • Norwegian Cancer Union: 3 year 50% research fellowship 2015


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