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Stein Kaasa is Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU). His responsibilities include the development of the core curriculum in palliative medicine and the development of the Nordic specialist postgraduate training curriculum in palliative medicine. Professor Kaasa’s main research interests are: basic research in assessment and classification of symptoms and subjective health; experimental and descriptive clinical studies in palliative medicine and cancer research; pain treatment including translational research on opioids and on cachexia.
Professor Kaasa has published more than 400 articles and book chapters. He has authored the Nordic Textbook of Palliative Care and is co-author of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Professor Kaasa advises many international journals – either as an advisory board member or as a reviewer (Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Palliative Medicine, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Pain, Lancet Oncology).
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- (2015) Characterization of patients receiving palliative chemo- and radiotherapy during end of life at a regional cancer center in Norway. Acta Oncologica. vol. 54 (3).
- (2015) Can variability in the effect of opioids on refractory breathlessness be explained by genetic factors?. BMJ Open. vol. 5 (5).
- (2015) Indicators of integration of oncology and palliative care programs: An international consensus. Annals of Oncology. vol. 26 (9).
- (2015) Integration of Oncology and Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. The Oncologist. vol. 20 (1).
- (2015) Renal function and symptoms/adverse effects in opioid-treated patients with cancer. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. vol. 59 (8).
- (2015) Genetic and Non-genetic Factors Associated With Constipation in Cancer Patients Receiving Opioids. Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. vol. 6.
- (2015) Depression in advanced cancer - Assessment challenges and associations with disease load. Journal of Affective Disorders. vol. 173.
- (2015) Symptom clusters in people living with HIV attending five palliative care facilities in two sub-Saharan African countries: A hierarchical cluster analysis. PLoS ONE. vol. 10:e0126554 (5).
- (2015) Development of an item bank for computerized adaptive test (CAT) measurement of pain. Quality of Life Research. vol. Published ahead of print.
- (2015) Changes in skeletal muscle mass during palliative chemotherapy in patients with advanced lung cancer. Acta Oncologica. vol. 54 (3).
- (2015) Efficacy and Tolerability of Intranasal Fentanyl Spray in Cancer Patients with Breakthrough Pain. Clinical Therapeutics. vol. 37 (3).
- (2014) Early recognition of malnutrition and cachexia in the cancer patient: A position paper of a European School of Oncology Task Force. Annals of Oncology. vol. 25 (8).
- (2014) Multimodal nutrition/anabolic therapy for wasting conditions. Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care. vol. 17 (3).
- (2014) Dietary treatment of weight loss in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: A systematic literature review. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. vol. 91 (2).
- (2014) Genetic, pathological and physiological determinants of transdermal fentanyl pharmacokinetics in 620 cancer patients of the EPOS study. Pharmacogenetics & Genomics. vol. 24 (4).
- (2014) What Do Cancer Patients and Members of Ethical Review Boards in Norway Consider Important Elements of Informed Consent Documents?. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. vol. 5 (4).
- (2014) Feasibility and acceptance of electronic monitoring of symptoms and syndromes using a handheld computer in patients with advanced cancer in daily oncology practice. Supportive Care in Cancer. vol. 22 (9).
- (2014) Computer-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems and Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Patient.
- (2014) Self-report measurement of pain & symptoms in palliative care patients: A comparison of verbal, visual and hand scoring methods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. vol. 12 (1).
- (2014) Validation of the Consensus-Definition for Cancer Cachexia and evaluation of a classification model-a study based on data from an international multicentre project (EPCRC-CSA). Annals of Oncology. vol. 25 (8).