Tora Skeidsvoll Solheim
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
- Cand.med, University of Bergen 2002
- PhD, NTNU 2014
- Cancer cachexia: Treatment, classification and pathophysiology
- 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
- (2020) Power comparisons and clinical meaning of outcome measures in assessing treatment effect in cancer cachexia: secondary analysis from a randomised pilot multimodal intervention trial. Frontiers in Nutrition. vol. 7 (326).
- (2020) Exercise and nutrition interventions in patients with head and neck cancer during curative treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients. vol. 12:3233 (11).
- (2020) Reduced LDL-Cholesterol and Reduced Total Cholesterol as Potential Indicators of Early Cancer in Male Treatment-Naïve Cancer Patients With Pre-cachexia and Cachexia. Frontiers in Oncology.
- (2019) Patient interpretation of the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) Short Form. Patient Preference and Adherence. vol. 13.
- (2019) A systematic review examining nutrition support interventions in patients with incurable cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer.
- (2019) Food intake by Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) corresponds to energy and protein intake as well as weight change in patients with advanced cancer. Clinical Nutrition Experimental. vol. 25.
- (2019) Nutritional experiences in head and neck cancer patients. European Journal of Cancer Care. vol. 28 (6).
- (2019) Combining optimal nutrition and exercise in a multimodal approach for patients with active cancer and risk for losing weight: Rationale and practical approach. Nutrition - The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences. vol. 67-68:110541.
- (2019) Deterioration in muscle mass and physical function differs according to weight loss history in cancer cachexia. Cancers. vol. 11 (12).
- (2019) Pain management index (PMI)-does it reflect cancer patients' wish for focus on pain?. Supportive Care in Cancer.
- (2019) Effects of current parenteral nutrition treatment on health-related quality of life, physical function, nutritional status, survival and adverse events exclusively in patients with advanced cancer: A systematic literature review. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. vol. 139.
- (2019) A prospective study examining cachexia predictors in patients with incurable cancer. BMC Palliative Care. vol. 18:46.
- (2018) Cancer cachexia: Rationale for the MENAC (Multimodal - Exercise, Nutrition and Anti-inflammatory medication for Cachexia) trial. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. vol. 8.
- (2018) Multimodal behandling av kakeksi hos kreftpasienter. Bestpractice Onkologi/Hematologi. vol. 36.
- (2018) The Palliative Radiotherapy and Inflammation Study (PRAIS) - Protocol for a longitudinal observational multicenter study on patients with cancer induced bone pain. BMC Palliative Care. vol. 17 (110).
- (2018) Disulfiram repurposing combined with nutritional copper supplement as add-on to chemotherapy in recurrent glioblastoma (DIRECT): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. F1000 Research. vol. 7.
- (2018) Associations between hematologic toxicity and health-related quality of life during first-line chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a pooled analysis of two randomized trials. Acta Oncologica. vol. 57 (11).
- (2018) Endpoints in clinical trials in cancer cachexia: where to start?. Current opinion in supportive and palliative care. vol. 12 (4).
- (2017) Feasibility and preliminary effects of resistance training and nutritional supplements during versus after radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer: A pilot randomized trial. Cancer. vol. 123 (22).
- (2017) ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients. Clinical Nutrition. vol. 36 (1).