Stein Kaasa

  • Head of department, Professor; MD, PhD
  • +47 22 93 44 18
 

Publications 2019

Bennett MI, Kaasa S, Barke A, Korwisi B, Rief W, Treede RD, IASP Taskforce for the Classification of Chronic Pain (2019)
The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: chronic cancer-related pain
Pain, 160 (1), 38-44
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001363, PubMed 30586069

Dolan RD, Laird BJA, Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Horgan PG, Paulsen Ø, McMillan DC (2019)
An exploratory study examining the relationship between performance status and systemic inflammation frameworks and cytokine profiles in patients with advanced cancer
Medicine (Baltimore), 98 (37), e17019
DOI 10.1097/MD.0000000000017019, PubMed 31517821

Fredheim OMS, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PEC (2019)
Pain management in chronic cancer
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 139 (13), 1249-1251

Fredheim OMS, Kaasa S, C Borchgrevink P (2019)
Smertebehandling ved kronisk kreftsykdom
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 139 (13)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.19.0226, PubMed 31556529

Jakobsen G, Engstrøm M, Thronæs M, Løhre ET, Kaasa S, Fayers P, Hjermstad MJ, Klepstad P (2019)
Sleep quality in hospitalized patients with advanced cancer: an observational study using self-reports of sleep and actigraphy
Support Care Cancer (in press)
DOI 10.1007/s00520-019-04998-5, PubMed 31392550

Kochovska S, Huang C, Johnson MJ, Agar M, Fallon M, Kaasa S, Hussain JA, Portenoy RK, Higginson IJ, Currow DC (2019)
Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention
J Pain Symptom Manage (in press)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.10.026, PubMed 31707068

Landmark T, Romundstad P, Butler S, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink P (2019)
Development and course of chronic widespread pain: the role of time and pain characteristics (the HUNT pain study)
Pain, 160 (9), 1976-1981
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001585, PubMed 30985619

Løhre ET, Thronæs M, Brunelli C, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2019)
An in-hospital clinical care pathway with integrated decision support for cancer pain management reduced pain intensity and needs for hospital stay
Support Care Cancer (in press)
DOI 10.1007/s00520-019-04836-8, PubMed 31123870

Ricchini F, Caraceni A, Zecca E, Pigni A, Centurioni F, Manzoni A, Kaasa S, Brunelli C (2019)
Effect of Opioid Exposure on Efficacy and Tolerability of Sublingual Fentanyl and Subcutaneous Morphine for Severe Cancer Pain Episodes. Secondary Analysis From a Double-Blind Double-Dummy, Randomized Trial
J Pain Symptom Manage, 58 (4), 587-595
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.06.016, PubMed 31233843

Røen I, Stifoss-Hanssen H, Grande G, Kaasa S, Sand K, Knudsen AK (2019)
Supporting carers: health care professionals in need of system improvements and education - a qualitative study
BMC Palliat Care, 18 (1), 58
DOI 10.1186/s12904-019-0444-3, PubMed 31311536

Scholz J, Finnerup NB, Attal N, Aziz Q, Baron R, Bennett MI, Benoliel R, Cohen M, Cruccu G, Davis KD, Evers S, First M, Giamberardino MA, Hansson P, Kaasa S, Korwisi B, Kosek E, Lavandʼhomme P, Nicholas M, Nurmikko T, Perrot S, Raja SN, Rice ASC, Rowbotham MC, Schug S et al. (2019)
The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: chronic neuropathic pain
Pain, 160 (1), 53-59
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001365, PubMed 30586071

Thronæs M, Balstad TR, Brunelli C, Løhre ET, Klepstad P, Vagnildhaug OM, Kaasa S, Knudsen AK, Solheim TS (2019)
Pain management index (PMI)-does it reflect cancer patients' wish for focus on pain?
Support Care Cancer (in press)
DOI 10.1007/s00520-019-04981-0, PubMed 31290020

Treede RD, Rief W, Barke A, Aziz Q, Bennett MI, Benoliel R, Cohen M, Evers S, Finnerup NB, First MB, Giamberardino MA, Kaasa S, Korwisi B, Kosek E, Lavandʼhomme P, Nicholas M, Perrot S, Scholz J, Schug S, Smith BH, Svensson P, Vlaeyen JWS, Wang SJ (2019)
Chronic pain as a symptom or a disease: the IASP Classification of Chronic Pain for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
Pain, 160 (1), 19-27
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001384, PubMed 30586067

Tøndel H, Solberg A, Lydersen S, Jensen CA, Kaasa S, Lund JÅ (2019)
Rectal volume variations and estimated rectal dose during 8 weeks of image-guided radical 3D conformal external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer
Clin Transl Radiat Oncol, 15, 113-117
DOI 10.1016/j.ctro.2019.02.003, PubMed 30834350

Vagnildhaug OM, Brunelli C, Hjermstad MJ, Strasser F, Baracos V, Wilcock A, Nabal M, Kaasa S, Laird B, Solheim TS (2019)
A prospective study examining cachexia predictors in patients with incurable cancer
BMC Palliat Care, 18 (1), 46
DOI 10.1186/s12904-019-0429-2, PubMed 31164115

Verkissen MN, Hjermstad MJ, Van Belle S, Kaasa S, Deliens L, Pardon K (2019)
Quality of life and symptom intensity over time in people with cancer receiving palliative care: Results from the international European Palliative Care Cancer Symptom study
PLoS One, 14 (10), e0222988
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0222988, PubMed 31596849

Publications 2018

Berger O, Grønberg BH, Loge JH, Kaasa S, Sand K (2018)
Cancer patients' knowledge about their disease and treatment before, during and after treatment: a prospective, longitudinal study
BMC Cancer, 18 (1), 381
DOI 10.1186/s12885-018-4164-5, PubMed 29614997

Boland JW, Allgar V, Boland EG, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ, Johnson MJ (2018)
Predictors and trajectory of performance status in patients with advanced cancer: A secondary data analysis of the international European Palliative Care Cancer Symptom study
Palliat Med, 33 (2), 206-212
DOI 10.1177/0269216318811011, PubMed 30404572

Grotmol KS, Lie HC, Loge JH, Aass N, Haugen DF, Stone PC, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ (2018)
Patients with advanced cancer and depression report a significantly higher symptom burden than non-depressed patients
Palliat Support Care, 17 (2), PII S1478951517001183-149
DOI 10.1017/S1478951517001183, PubMed 29317008

Habberstad R, Frøseth TCS, Aass N, Abramova T, Baas T, Mørkeset ST, Caraceni A, Laird B, Boland JW, Rossi R, Garcia-Alonso E, Stensheim H, Loge JH, Hjermstad MJ, Bjerkeset E, Bye A, Lund JÅ, Solheim TS, Vagnildhaug OM, Brunelli C, Damås JK, Mollnes TE, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2018)
The Palliative Radiotherapy and Inflammation Study (PRAIS) - protocol for a longitudinal observational multicenter study on patients with cancer induced bone pain
BMC Palliat Care, 17 (1), 110
DOI 10.1186/s12904-018-0362-9, PubMed 30266081

Habberstad R, Hjermstad MJ, Brunelli C, Kaasa S, Bennett MI, Pardon K, Klepstad P (2018)
Which factors can aid clinicians to identify a risk of pain during the following month in patients with bone metastases? A longitudinal analyses
Support Care Cancer, 27 (4), 1335-1343
DOI 10.1007/s00520-018-4405-9, PubMed 30105665

Jacobsen EL, Bye A, Aass N, Fosså SD, Grotmol KS, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Moum T, Hjermstad MJ (2018)
Correction to: Norwegian reference values for the Short-Form Health Survey 36: development over time
Qual Life Res, 27 (5), 1213-1215
DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1708-0, PubMed 29168123

Jakobsen G, Engstrøm M, Fayers P, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S, Kloke M, Sabatowski R, Klepstad P (2018)
Sleep quality with WHO Step III opioid use for cancer pain
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 9 (3), 307-315
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001399, PubMed 30018128

Jakobsen G, Engstrøm M, Paulsen Ø, Sjue K, Raj SX, Thronæs M, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S, Fayers P, Klepstad P (2018)
Zopiclone versus placebo for short-term treatment of insomnia in patients with advanced cancer: study protocol for a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical multicenter trial
Trials, 19 (1), 707
DOI 10.1186/s13063-018-3088-3, PubMed 30591073

Jordan K, Aapro M, Kaasa S, Ripamonti CI, Scotté F, Strasser F, Young A, Bruera E, Herrstedt J, Keefe D, Laird B, Walsh D, Douillard JY, Cervantes A (2018)
European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) position paper on supportive and palliative care
Ann Oncol, 29 (1), 36-43
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdx757, PubMed 29253069

Krogstad H, Sundt-Hansen SM, Hjermstad MJ, Hågensen LÅ, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Raj SX, Steinsbekk A, Sand K (2018)
Usability testing of EirV3-a computer-based tool for patient-reported outcome measures in cancer
Support Care Cancer, 27 (5), 1835-1844
DOI 10.1007/s00520-018-4435-3, PubMed 30173402

Kaasa S, Loge JH (2018)
Early integration of palliative care-new evidence and old questions
Lancet Oncol, 19 (3), 280-281
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30061-5, PubMed 29402702

Kaasa S, Loge JH, Aapro M, Albreht T, Anderson R, Bruera E, Brunelli C, Caraceni A, Cervantes A, Currow DC, Deliens L, Fallon M, Gómez-Batiste X, Grotmol KS, Hannon B, Haugen DF, Higginson IJ, Hjermstad MJ, Hui D, Jordan K, Kurita GP, Larkin PJ, Miccinesi G, Nauck F, Pribakovic R et al. (2018)
Integration of oncology and palliative care: a Lancet Oncology Commission
Lancet Oncol, 19 (11), e588-e653
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30415-7, PubMed 30344075

Landmark T, Dale O, Romundstad P, Woodhouse A, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2018)
Development and course of chronic pain over 4 years in the general population: The HUNT pain study
Eur J Pain, 22 (9), 1606-1616
DOI 10.1002/ejp.1243, PubMed 29754398

Løhre ET, Hjermstad MJ, Brunelli C, Knudsen AK, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2018)
Pain Intensity Factors Changing Breakthrough Pain Prevalence in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Secondary Analysis of a Cross-Sectional Observational International Study
Pain Ther, 7 (2), 193-203
DOI 10.1007/s40122-018-0107-8, PubMed 30415462

Petersen MA, Aaronson NK, Arraras JI, Chie WC, Conroy T, Costantini A, Dirven L, Fayers P, Gamper EM, Giesinger JM, Habets EJJ, Hammerlid E, Helbostad J, Hjermstad MJ, Holzner B, Johnson C, Kemmler G, King MT, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Reijneveld JC, Singer S, Taphoorn MJB, Thamsborg LH, Tomaszewski KA et al. (2018)
The EORTC CAT Core-The computer adaptive version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire
Eur J Cancer, 100, 8-16
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.04.016, PubMed 29936066

Røen I, Stifoss-Hanssen H, Grande G, Brenne AT, Kaasa S, Sand K, Knudsen AK (2018)
Resilience for family carers of advanced cancer patients-how can health care providers contribute? A qualitative interview study with carers
Palliat Med, 32 (8), 1410-1418
DOI 10.1177/0269216318777656, PubMed 29852808

Solheim TS, Laird BJA, Balstad TR, Bye A, Stene G, Baracos V, Strasser F, Griffiths G, Maddocks M, Fallon M, Kaasa S, Fearon K (2018)
Cancer cachexia: rationale for the MENAC (Multimodal-Exercise, Nutrition and Anti-inflammatory medication for Cachexia) trial
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 8 (3), 258-265
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001440, PubMed 29440149

Tøndel H, Lund JÅ, Lydersen S, Wanderås AD, Aksnessæther B, Jensen CA, Kaasa S, Solberg A (2018)
Radiotherapy for prostate cancer - Does daily image guidance with tighter margins improve patient reported outcomes compared to weekly orthogonal verified irradiation? Results from a randomized controlled trial
Radiother Oncol, 126 (2), 229-235
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2017.10.029, PubMed 29398152

Tøndel H, Lund JÅ, Lydersen S, Wanderås AD, Aksnessæther BY, Jensen CA, Kaasa S, Solberg A (2018)
Dose to penile bulb is not associated with erectile dysfunction 18 months post radiotherapy: A secondary analysis of a randomized trial
Clin Transl Radiat Oncol, 13, 50-56
DOI 10.1016/j.ctro.2018.09.006, PubMed 30364704

Wedde TB, Småstuen MC, Brabrand S, Fosså SD, Kaasa S, Tafjord G, Russnes KM, Hellebust TP, Lilleby W (2018)
Ten-year survival after High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy combined with External Beam Radiation Therapy in high-risk prostate cancer: A comparison with the Norwegian SPCG-7 cohort
Radiother Oncol, 132, 211-217
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2018.10.013, PubMed 30389241

Publications 2017

Grotmol KS, Lie HC, Hjermstad MJ, Aass N, Currow D, Kaasa S, Moum TÅ, Pigni A, Loge JH, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2017)
Depression-A Major Contributor to Poor Quality of Life in Patients With Advanced Cancer
J Pain Symptom Manage, 54 (6), 889-897
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.010, PubMed 28803091

Gunnarsdottir S, Sigurdardottir V, Kloke M, Radbruch L, Sabatowski R, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2017)
A multicenter study of attitudinal barriers to cancer pain management
Support Care Cancer, 25 (11), 3595-3602
DOI 10.1007/s00520-017-3791-8, PubMed 28653107

Heikkilä R, Kaasa S (2017)
Chemotherapy in end-of-life care
Ann Oncol, 28 (4), 684-685
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdx039, PubMed 28327919

Hui D, Mori M, Meng YC, Watanabe SM, Caraceni A, Strasser F, Saarto T, Cherny N, Glare P, Kaasa S, Bruera E (2017)
Automatic referral to standardize palliative care access: an international Delphi survey
Support Care Cancer, 26 (1), 175-180
DOI 10.1007/s00520-017-3830-5, PubMed 28726065

Højgaard L, Löwenberg B, Selby P, Lawler M, Banks I, Law K, Albreht T, Armand JP, Barbacid M, Barzach M, Bergh J, Cameron D, Conte P, de Braud F, de Gramont A, De Lorenzo F, Diehl V, Diler S, Erdem S, Geissler J, Gore-Booth J, Henning G, Horgan D, Jassem J, Johnson P et al. (2017)
The European Cancer Patient's Bill of Rights, update and implementation 2016
ESMO Open, 1 (6), e000127
DOI 10.1136/esmoopen-2016-000127, PubMed 28848664

Jacobsen EL, Bye A, Aass N, Fosså SD, Grotmol KS, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Moum T, Hjermstad MJ (2017)
Norwegian reference values for the Short-Form Health Survey 36: development over time
Qual Life Res, 27 (5), 1201-1212
DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1684-4, PubMed 28808829

Kristensen A, Solheim TS, Amundsen T, Hjelde HH, Kaasa S, Sørhaug S, Grønberg BH (2017)
Measurement of health-related quality of life during chemotherapy - the importance of timing
Acta Oncol, 56 (5), 737-745
DOI 10.1080/0284186X.2017.1279748, PubMed 28117614

Krogstad H, Brunelli C, Sand K, Andersen E, Garresori H, Halvorsen T, Haukland EC, Jordal F, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Løhre ET, Raj SX, Hjermstad MJ (2017)
Development of EirV3: A Computer-Based Tool for Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Cancer
JCO Clin Cancer Inform, 1, 1-14
DOI 10.1200/CCI.17.00051, PubMed 30657392

Kaasa S, Knudsen AK, Lundeby T, Loge JH (2017)
Integration between oncology and palliative care: a plan for the next decade?
Tumori, 103 (1), 1-8
DOI 10.5301/tj.5000602, PubMed 28085176

Kaasa S, Knudsen AK, Lundeby T, Loge JHV (2017)
Author's reply to: Integration between oncology and palliative care: a plan for the next decade?
Tumori, 103 (3), e24
DOI 10.5301/tj.5000631, PubMed 28430353

Paque K, Elseviers M, Vander Stichele R, Pardon K, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S, Dilles T, De Laat M, Van Belle S, Christiaens T, Deliens L (2017)
Changes in medication use in a cohort of patients with advanced cancer: The international multicentre prospective European Palliative Care Cancer Symptom study
Palliat Med, 32 (4), 775-785
DOI 10.1177/0269216317746843, PubMed 29243546

Paulsen Ø, Laird B, Aass N, Lea T, Fayers P, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2017)
The relationship between pro-inflammatory cytokines and pain, appetite and fatigue in patients with advanced cancer
PLoS One, 12 (5), e0177620
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0177620, PubMed 28542626

Pettersen K, Andersen S, Degen S, Tadini V, Grosjean J, Hatakeyama S, Tesfahun AN, Moestue S, Kim J, Nonstad U, Romundstad PR, Skorpen F, Sørhaug S, Amundsen T, Grønberg BH, Strasser F, Stephens N, Hoem D, Molven A, Kaasa S, Fearon K, Jacobi C, Bjørkøy G (2017)
Cancer cachexia associates with a systemic autophagy-inducing activity mimicked by cancer cell-derived IL-6 trans-signaling
Sci Rep, 7 (1), 2046
DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-02088-2, PubMed 28515477

Raj SX, Brunelli C, Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2017)
COMBAT study - Computer based assessment and treatment - A clinical trial evaluating impact of a computerized clinical decision support tool on pain in cancer patients
Scand J Pain, 17, 99-106
DOI 10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.07.016, PubMed 28850380

Sandmael JA, Bye A, Solheim TS, Stene GB, Thorsen L, Kaasa S, Lund JÅ, Oldervoll LM (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, 123 (22), 4440-4448
DOI 10.1002/cncr.30901, PubMed 28759113

Solheim TS, Laird BJA, Balstad TR, Stene GB, Bye A, Johns N, Pettersen CH, Fallon M, Fayers P, Fearon K, Kaasa S (2017)
A randomized phase II feasibility trial of a multimodal intervention for the management of cachexia in lung and pancreatic cancer
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 8 (5), 778-788
DOI 10.1002/jcsm.12201, PubMed 28614627

Vagnildhaug OM, Balstad TR, Almberg SS, Brunelli C, Knudsen AK, Kaasa S, Thronæs M, Laird B, Solheim TS (2017)
A cross-sectional study examining the prevalence of cachexia and areas of unmet need in patients with cancer
Support Care Cancer, 26 (6), 1871-1880
DOI 10.1007/s00520-017-4022-z, PubMed 29274028

Vagnildhaug OM, Blum D, Wilcock A, Fayers P, Strasser F, Baracos VE, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S, Laird B, Solheim TS, European Palliative Care Cancer Symptom study group (2017)
The applicability of a weight loss grading system in cancer cachexia: a longitudinal analysis
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 8 (5), 789-797
DOI 10.1002/jcsm.12220, PubMed 28627024

Publications 2016

Arends J, Bachmann P, Baracos V, Barthelemy N, Bertz H, Bozzetti F, Fearon K, Hütterer E, Isenring E, Kaasa S, Krznaric Z, Laird B, Larsson M, Laviano A, Mühlebach S, Muscaritoli M, Oldervoll L, Ravasco P, Solheim T, Strasser F, de van der Schueren M, Preiser JC (2016)
ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients
Clin Nutr, 36 (1), 11-48
DOI 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.07.015, PubMed 27637832

Bekelman JE, Halpern SD, Blankart CR, Bynum JP, Cohen J, Fowler R, Kaasa S, Kwietniewski L, Melberg HO, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, Oosterveld-Vlug M, Pring A, Schreyögg J, Ulrich CM, Verne J, Wunsch H, Emanuel EJ, International Consortium for End-of-Life Research (ICELR) (2016)
Comparison of Site of Death, Health Care Utilization, and Hospital Expenditures for Patients Dying With Cancer in 7 Developed Countries
JAMA, 315 (3), 272-83
DOI 10.1001/jama.2015.18603, PubMed 26784775

Brenne E, Loge JH, Lie H, Hjermstad MJ, Fayers PM, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2016)
The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System: Poor performance as screener for major depression in patients with incurable cancer
Palliat Med, 30 (6), 587-98
DOI 10.1177/0269216315620082, PubMed 26763008

Corli O, Floriani I, Roberto A, Montanari M, Galli F, Greco MT, Caraceni A, Kaasa S, Dragani TA, Azzarello G, Luzzani M, Cavanna L, Bandieri E, Gamucci T, Lipari G, Di Gregorio R, Valenti D, Reale C, Pavesi L, Iorno V, Crispino C, Pacchioni M, Apolone G, CERP STUDY OF PAIN GROUP (List of collaborators), CERP STUDY OF PAIN GROUP (2016)
Are strong opioids equally effective and safe in the treatment of chronic cancer pain? A multicenter randomized phase IV 'real life' trial on the variability of response to opioids
Ann Oncol, 27 (6), 1107-15
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdw097, PubMed 26940689

Ekström M, Johnson MJ, Schiöler L, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ, Currow DC (2016)
Who experiences higher and increasing breathlessness in advanced cancer? The longitudinal EPCCS Study
Support Care Cancer, 24 (9), 3803-11
DOI 10.1007/s00520-016-3207-1, PubMed 27061408

Halvorsen TO, Herje M, Levin N, Bremnes RM, Brustugun OT, Fløtten Ø, Kaasa S, Sundstrøm S, Grønberg BH (2016)
Tumour size reduction after the first chemotherapy-course and outcomes of chemoradiotherapy in limited disease small-cell lung cancer
Lung Cancer, 102, 9-14
DOI 10.1016/j.lungcan.2016.10.003, PubMed 27987595

Halvorsen TO, Sundstrøm S, Fløtten Ø, Brustugun OT, Brunsvig P, Aasebø U, Bremnes RM, Kaasa S, Grønberg BH (2016)
Comorbidity and outcomes of concurrent chemo- and radiotherapy in limited disease small cell lung cancer
Acta Oncol, 55 (11), 1349-1354
DOI 10.1080/0284186X.2016.1201216, PubMed 27549509

Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S, Caraceni A, Loge JH, Pedersen T, Haugen DF, Aass N, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2016)
Characteristics of breakthrough cancer pain and its influence on quality of life in an international cohort of patients with cancer
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 6 (3), 344-52
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000887, PubMed 27342412

Hjermstad MJ, Aass N, Aielli F, Bennett M, Brunelli C, Caraceni A, Cavanna L, Fassbender K, Feio M, Haugen DF, Jakobsen G, Laird B, Løhre ET, Martinez M, Nabal M, Noguera-Tejedor A, Pardon K, Pigni A, Piva L, Porta-Sales J, Rizzi F, Rondini E, Sjøgren P, Strasser F, Turriziani A et al. (2016)
Characteristics of the case mix, organisation and delivery in cancer palliative care: a challenge for good-quality research
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 8 (4), 456-467
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000997, PubMed 27246166

Hui D, Mori M, Watanabe SM, Caraceni A, Strasser F, Saarto T, Cherny N, Glare P, Kaasa S, Bruera E (2016)
Referral criteria for outpatient specialty palliative cancer care: an international consensus
Lancet Oncol, 17 (12), e552-e559
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30577-0, PubMed 27924753

Johns N, Stretch C, Tan BH, Solheim TS, Sørhaug S, Stephens NA, Gioulbasanis I, Skipworth RJ, Deans DA, Vigano A, Ross JA, Bathe OF, Tremblay ML, Kaasa S, Strasser F, Gagnon B, Baracos VE, Damaraju S, Fearon KC (2016)
New genetic signatures associated with cancer cachexia as defined by low skeletal muscle index and weight loss
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 8 (1), 122-130
DOI 10.1002/jcsm.12138, PubMed 27897403

Kristensen A, Vagnildhaug OM, Grønberg BH, Kaasa S, Laird B, Solheim TS (2016)
Does chemotherapy improve health-related quality of life in advanced pancreatic cancer? A systematic review
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol, 99, 286-98
DOI 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2016.01.006, PubMed 26819138

Kurita GP, Benthien KS, Sjøgren P, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ (2016)
Identification of the predictors of cognitive impairment in patients with cancer in palliative care: a prospective longitudinal analysis
Support Care Cancer, 25 (3), 941-949
DOI 10.1007/s00520-016-3485-7, PubMed 27832369

Kurita GP, Ekholm O, Kaasa S, Klepstad P, Skorpen F, Sjøgren P (2016)
Genetic variation and cognitive dysfunction in opioid-treated patients with cancer
Brain Behav, 6 (7), e00471
DOI 10.1002/brb3.471, PubMed 27247849

Kaasa S (2016)
Reply to O. Corli et al and M. Lucchesi et al
J Clin Oncol, 34 (29), 3581-3582
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2016.67.7534, PubMed 27458292

Laird BJ, Fallon M, Hjermstad MJ, Tuck S, Kaasa S, Klepstad P, McMillan DC (2016)
Quality of Life in Patients With Advanced Cancer: Differential Association With Performance Status and Systemic Inflammatory Response
J Clin Oncol, 34 (23), 2769-75
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2015.65.7742, PubMed 27354484

Løhre ET, Klepstad P, Bennett MI, Brunelli C, Caraceni A, Fainsinger RL, Knudsen AK, Mercadante S, Sjøgren P, Kaasa S (2016)
Authors' Reply to Davies et al
J Pain Symptom Manage, 52 (5), e1-e2
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.06.003, PubMed 27693897

Løhre ET, Klepstad P, Bennett MI, Brunelli C, Caraceni A, Fainsinger RL, Knudsen AK, Mercadante S, Sjøgren P, Kaasa S, European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (2016)
From "Breakthrough" to "Episodic" Cancer Pain? A European Association for Palliative Care Research Network Expert Delphi Survey Toward a Common Terminology and Classification of Transient Cancer Pain Exacerbations
J Pain Symptom Manage, 51 (6), 1013-9
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.12.329, PubMed 26921493

Mochamat, Cuhls H, Marinova M, Kaasa S, Stieber C, Conrad R, Radbruch L, Mücke M (2016)
A systematic review on the role of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other supplements for the treatment of cachexia in cancer: a European Palliative Care Research Centre cachexia project
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 8 (1), 25-39
DOI 10.1002/jcsm.12127, PubMed 27897391

Sjøgren P, Kaasa S (2016)
The role of opioids in cancer progression: emerging experimental and clinical implications
Ann Oncol, 27 (11), 1978-1980
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdw407, PubMed 27573559

Skorpen F, von Hofacker S, Bjørngaard M, Skogholt AH, Dale O, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2016)
The rare Arg181Cys mutation in the μ opioid receptor can abolish opioid responses
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 60 (8), 1084-91
DOI 10.1111/aas.12739, PubMed 27113810

Slagsvold JE, Viset T, Wibe A, Kaasa S, Widmark A, Lund JÅ (2016)
Radiation Therapy Did Not Induce Long-Term Changes in Rectal Mucosa: Results From the Randomized Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group 7 Trial
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 95 (4), 1268-72
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.02.054, PubMed 27130793

Sommerbakk R, Haugen DF, Tjora A, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ (2016)
Barriers to and facilitators for implementing quality improvements in palliative care - results from a qualitative interview study in Norway
BMC Palliat Care, 15, 61
DOI 10.1186/s12904-016-0132-5, PubMed 27422410

Wheelwright SJ, Hopkinson JB, Darlington AS, Fitzsimmons DF, Fayers P, Balstad TR, Bredart A, Hammerlid E, Kaasa S, Nicolatou-Galitis O, Pinto M, Schmidt H, Solheim TS, Strasser F, Tomaszewska IM, Johnson CD, EORTC Quality of Life Group (2016)
Development of the EORTC QLQ-CAX24, A Questionnaire for Cancer Patients With Cachexia
J Pain Symptom Manage, 53 (2), 232-242
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.09.010, PubMed 27810567

Zecca E, Brunelli C, Bracchi P, Biancofiore G, De Sangro C, Bortolussi R, Montanari L, Maltoni M, Moro C, Colonna U, Finco G, Roy MT, Ferrari V, Alabiso O, Rosti G, Kaasa S, Caraceni A (2016)
Comparison of the Tolerability Profile of Controlled-Release Oral Morphine and Oxycodone for Cancer Pain Treatment. An Open-Label Randomized Controlled Trial
J Pain Symptom Manage, 52 (6), 783-794.e6
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.05.030, PubMed 27742577

Publications 2015

Balstad TR, Solheim TS, Strasser F, Kaasa S, Bye A (2015)
Dietary treatment of weight loss in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: A systematic literature review (vol 91, pg 210, 2014)
Crit. Rev. Oncol./Hematol., 94 (1), 146-148

Barratt DT, Klepstad P, Dale O, Kaasa S, Somogyi AA (2015)
Innate Immune Signalling Genetics of Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction and Sickness Symptoms in Cancer Pain Patients Treated with Transdermal Fentanyl
PLoS One, 10 (9), e0137179
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0137179, PubMed 26332828

Blum D, Raj SX, Oberholzer R, Riphagen II, Strasser F, Kaasa S, EURO IMPACT, European Intersectorial Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Research Training (2015)
Computer-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems and Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Patient, 8 (5), 397-409
DOI 10.1007/s40271-014-0100-1, PubMed 25432150

Currow DC, Quinn S, Ekstrom M, Kaasa S, Johnson MJ, Somogyi AA, Klepstad P (2015)
Can variability in the effect of opioids on refractory breathlessness be explained by genetic factors?
BMJ Open, 5 (5), e006818
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006818, PubMed 25948405

Hui D, Bansal S, Strasser F, Morita T, Caraceni A, Davis M, Cherny N, Kaasa S, Currow D, Abernethy A, Nekolaichuk C, Bruera E (2015)
Reply to the letter to the editor 'Integration between oncology and palliative care: does one size fit all?' by Verna et al
Ann Oncol, 27 (3), 549-50
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdv584, PubMed 26602776

Hui D, Bansal S, Strasser F, Morita T, Caraceni A, Davis M, Cherny N, Kaasa S, Currow D, Abernethy A, Nekolaichuk C, Bruera E (2015)
Indicators of integration of oncology and palliative care programs: an international consensus
Ann Oncol, 26 (9), 1953-9
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdv269, PubMed 26088196

Janberidze E, Pereira SM, Hjermstad MJ, Knudsen AK, Kaasa S, van der Heide A, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, EURO IMPACT (2015)
Depressive symptoms in the last days of life of patients with cancer: a nationwide retrospective mortality study
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 6 (2), 201-9
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000722, PubMed 25669202

Kurita GP, Lundström S, Sjøgren P, Ekholm O, Christrup L, Davies A, Kaasa S, Klepstad P, Dale O (2015)
Renal function and symptoms/adverse effects in opioid-treated patients with cancer
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 59 (8), 1049-59
DOI 10.1111/aas.12521, PubMed 25943005

Kaasa S (2015)
Is Cancer Pain Control Improved by a Simple WHO Pain Analgesic Ladder Approach Combined With Tumor-Directed Treatment?
J Clin Oncol, 34 (5), 399-400
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2015.64.7537, PubMed 26644525

Laugsand EA, Skorpen F, Kaasa S, Sabatowski R, Strasser F, Fayers P, Klepstad P (2015)
Genetic and Non-genetic Factors Associated With Constipation in Cancer Patients Receiving Opioids
Clin Transl Gastroenterol, 6, e90
DOI 10.1038/ctg.2015.19, PubMed 26087058

Paulsen Ø, Aass N, Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2015)
Reply to a. Molfino et Al
J Clin Oncol, 33 (13), 1513
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2014.60.6475, PubMed 25753433

Petersen MA, Aaronson NK, Chie WC, Conroy T, Costantini A, Hammerlid E, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Velikova G, Young T, Groenvold M (2015)
Development of an item bank for computerized adaptive test (CAT) measurement of pain
Qual Life Res, 25 (1), 1-11
DOI 10.1007/s11136-015-1069-5, PubMed 26267524

Strasser F, Blum D, von Moos R, Cathomas R, Ribi K, Aebi S, Betticher D, Hayoz S, Klingbiel D, Brauchli P, Haefner M, Mauri S, Kaasa S, Koeberle D, Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) (2015)
The effect of real-time electronic monitoring of patient-reported symptoms and clinical syndromes in outpatient workflow of medical oncologists: E-MOSAIC, a multicenter cluster-randomized phase III study (SAKK 95/06)
Ann Oncol, 27 (2), 324-32
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdv576, PubMed 26646758

Thronæs M, Popper L, Eeg M, Jaatun E, Kvitberg M, Kaasa S (2015)
Efficacy and tolerability of intranasal fentanyl spray in cancer patients with breakthrough pain
Clin Ther, 37 (3), 585-96
DOI 10.1016/j.clinthera.2014.12.010, PubMed 25641199

Thronæs M, Raj SX, Brunelli C, Almberg SS, Vagnildhaug OM, Bruheim S, Helgheim B, Kaasa S, Knudsen AK (2015)
Is it possible to detect an improvement in cancer pain management? A comparison of two Norwegian cross-sectional studies conducted 5 years apart
Support Care Cancer, 24 (6), 2565-74
DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-3064-3, PubMed 26712631

Treede RD, Rief W, Barke A, Aziz Q, Bennett MI, Benoliel R, Cohen M, Evers S, Finnerup NB, First MB, Giamberardino MA, Kaasa S, Kosek E, Lavandʼhomme P, Nicholas M, Perrot S, Scholz J, Schug S, Smith BH, Svensson P, Vlaeyen JW, Wang SJ (2015)
A classification of chronic pain for ICD-11
Pain, 156 (6), 1003-7
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000160, PubMed 25844555

Publications 2014

Anshushaug M, Gynnild MA, Kaasa S, Kvikstad A, Grønberg BH (2014)
Characterization of patients receiving palliative chemo- and radiotherapy during end of life at a regional cancer center in Norway
Acta Oncol, 54 (3), 395-402
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2014.948061, PubMed 25162953

Balstad TR, Kaasa S, Solheim TS (2014)
Multimodal nutrition/anabolic therapy for wasting conditions
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 17 (3), 226-35
DOI 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000045, PubMed 24572835

Balstad TR, Solheim TS, Strasser F, Kaasa S, Bye A (2014)
Dietary treatment of weight loss in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: a systematic literature review
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol, 91 (2), 210-21
DOI 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2014.02.005, PubMed 24703549

Barratt DT, Bandak B, Klepstad P, Dale O, Kaasa S, Christrup LL, Tuke J, Somogyi AA (2014)
Genetic, pathological and physiological determinants of transdermal fentanyl pharmacokinetics in 620 cancer patients of the EPOS study
Pharmacogenet Genomics, 24 (4), 185-94
DOI 10.1097/FPC.0000000000000032, PubMed 24469018

Blum D, Koeberle D, Omlin A, Walker J, Von Moos R, Mingrone W, deWolf-Linder S, Hayoz S, Kaasa S, Strasser F, Ribi K (2014)
Feasibility and acceptance of electronic monitoring of symptoms and syndromes using a handheld computer in patients with advanced cancer in daily oncology practice
Support Care Cancer, 22 (9), 2425-34
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2201-8, PubMed 24705855

Blum D, Selman LE, Agupio G, Mashao T, Mmoledi K, Moll T, Dinat N, Gwyther L, Sebuyira LM, Ikin B, Downing J, Kaasa S, Higginson IJ, Harding R (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 Qual Life Outcomes, 12, 118
DOI 10.1186/s12955-014-0118-z, PubMed 25085579

Blum D, Stene GB, Solheim TS, Fayers P, Hjermstad MJ, Baracos VE, Fearon K, Strasser F, Kaasa S, Euro-Impact (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)
Ann Oncol, 25 (8), 1635-42
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdu086, PubMed 24562443

Brunelli C, Bennett MI, Kaasa S, Fainsinger R, Sjøgren P, Mercadante S, Løhre ET, Caraceni A, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Research Network, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Cancer Pain Special Interest Group (2014)
Classification of neuropathic pain in cancer patients: A Delphi expert survey report and EAPC/IASP proposal of an algorithm for diagnostic criteria
Pain, 155 (12), 2707-13
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2014.09.038, PubMed 25284070

Hui D, Kim YJ, Park JC, Zhang Y, Strasser F, Cherny N, Kaasa S, Davis MP, Bruera E (2014)
Integration of oncology and palliative care: a systematic review
Oncologist, 20 (1), 77-83
DOI 10.1634/theoncologist.2014-0312, PubMed 25480826

Janberidze E, Hjermstad MJ, Brunelli C, Loge JH, Lie HC, Kaasa S, Knudsen AK, EURO IMPACT (2014)
The use of antidepressants in patients with advanced cancer--results from an international multicentre study
Psychooncology, 23 (10), 1096-102
DOI 10.1002/pon.3541, PubMed 24729483

Janberidze E, Hjermstad MJ, Haugen DF, Sigurdardottir KR, Løhre ET, Lie HC, Loge JH, Kaasa S, Knudsen AK, EURO IMPACT (2014)
How are patient populations characterized in studies investigating depression in advanced cancer? Results from a systematic literature review
J Pain Symptom Manage, 48 (4), 678-98
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.11.013, PubMed 24681108

Kotlinska-Lemieszek A, Paulsen O, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2014)
Polypharmacy in patients with advanced cancer and pain: a European cross-sectional study of 2282 patients
J Pain Symptom Manage, 48 (6), 1145-59
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.03.008, PubMed 24780183

Lie HC, Hjermstad MJ, Fayers P, Finset A, Kaasa S, Loge JH, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2014)
Depression in advanced cancer--assessment challenges and associations with disease load
J Affect Disord, 173, 176-84
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2014.11.006, PubMed 25462414

Paulsen O, Klepstad P, Rosland JH, Aass N, Albert E, Fayers P, Kaasa S (2014)
Efficacy of methylprednisolone on pain, fatigue, and appetite loss in patients with advanced cancer using opioids: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial
J Clin Oncol, 32 (29), 3221-8
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2013.54.3926, PubMed 25002731

Raj SX, Kaasa S (2014)
Reply to "the pain, the oncologist"
Support Care Cancer, 22 (12), 3123
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2464-0, PubMed 25294659

Raj SX, Thronaes M, Brunelli C, Hjermstad MJ, Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2014)
A cross-sectional study on prevalence of pain and breakthrough pain among an unselected group of outpatients in a tertiary cancer clinic
Support Care Cancer, 22 (7), 1965-71
DOI 10.1007/s00520-014-2178-3, PubMed 24595408

Scarpi E, Calistri D, Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Skorpen F, Habberstad R, Nanni O, Amadori D, Maltoni M (2014)
Clinical and genetic factors related to cancer-induced bone pain and bone pain relief
Oncologist, 19 (12), 1276-83
DOI 10.1634/theoncologist.2014-0174, PubMed 25342315

Sigurdardottir KR, Kaasa S, Rosland JH, Bausewein C, Radbruch L, Haugen DF, PRISMA (2014)
The European Association for Palliative Care basic dataset to describe a palliative care cancer population: Results from an international Delphi process
Palliat Med, 28 (6), 463-473
DOI 10.1177/0269216314521264, PubMed 24503559

Stene GB, Helbostad JL, Amundsen T, Sørhaug S, Hjelde H, Kaasa S, Grønberg BH (2014)
Changes in skeletal muscle mass during palliative chemotherapy in patients with advanced lung cancer
Acta Oncol, 54 (3), 340-8
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2014.953259, PubMed 25225010

Thronæs M, Kaasa S, Dale O (2014)
A pilot study of nasal fentanyl for patient controlled treatment of cancer pain
J Opioid Manag, 10 (1), 21-8
DOI 10.5055/jom.2014.0188, PubMed 24604566

Aapro M, Arends J, Bozzetti F, Fearon K, Grunberg SM, Herrstedt J, Hopkinson J, Jacquelin-Ravel N, Jatoi A, Kaasa S, Strasser F, ESMO (European School of Medical Oncology) (2014)
Early recognition of malnutrition and cachexia in the cancer patient: a position paper of a European School of Oncology Task Force
Ann Oncol, 25 (8), 1492-9
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdu085, PubMed 24569913

Publications 2013

Brenne E, Loge JH, Kaasa S, Heitzer E, Knudsen AK, Wasteson E, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2013)
Depressed patients with incurable cancer: which depressive symptoms do they experience?
Palliat Support Care, 11 (6), 491-501
DOI 10.1017/S1478951512000909, PubMed 23388067

Brunelli C, Kaasa S, Knudsen AK, Hjermstad MJ, Pigni A, Caraceni A (2013)
Comparisons of patient and physician assessment of pain-related domains in cancer pain classification: results from a large international multicenter study
J Pain, 15 (1), 59-67
DOI 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.09.011, PubMed 24373570

Fladvad T, Klepstad P, Langaas M, Dale O, Kaasa S, Caraceni A, Skorpen F (2013)
Variability in UDP-glucuronosyltransferase genes and morphine metabolism: observations from a cross-sectional multicenter study in advanced cancer patients with pain
Pharmacogenet Genomics, 23 (3), 117-26
DOI 10.1097/FPC.0b013e32835ce485, PubMed 23277092

Jaatun EA, Hjermstad MJ, Gundersen OE, Oldervoll L, Kaasa S, Haugen DF, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2013)
Development and testing of a computerized pain body map in patients with advanced cancer
J Pain Symptom Manage, 47 (1), 45-56
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.02.025, PubMed 23856098

Kaasa S (2013)
Integration of general oncology and palliative care
Lancet Oncol, 14 (7), 571-2
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70202-X, PubMed 23725698

Kaasa S (2013)
Interview: Cancer pain management: the last decade and looking forward
Pain Manag, 3 (6), 431-4
DOI 10.2217/pmt.13.56, PubMed 24654898

Laird BJ, Kaasa S, McMillan DC, Fallon MT, Hjermstad MJ, Fayers P, Klepstad P (2013)
Prognostic factors in patients with advanced cancer: a comparison of clinicopathological factors and the development of an inflammation-based prognostic system
Clin Cancer Res, 19 (19), 5456-64
DOI 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-13-1066, PubMed 23938289

Laird BJ, McMillan DC, Fayers P, Fearon K, Kaasa S, Fallon MT, Klepstad P (2013)
The systemic inflammatory response and its relationship to pain and other symptoms in advanced cancer
Oncologist, 18 (9), 1050-5
DOI 10.1634/theoncologist.2013-0120, PubMed 23966223

Landmark T, Romundstad P, Dale O, Borchgrevink PC, Vatten L, Kaasa S (2013)
Chronic pain: One year prevalence and associated characteristics (the HUNT pain study)
Scand J Pain, 4 (4), 182-187
DOI 10.1016/j.sjpain.2013.07.022, PubMed 29913652

Landmark T, Romundstad PR, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S, Dale O (2013)
Longitudinal associations between exercise and pain in the general population--the HUNT pain study
PLoS One, 8 (6), e65279
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0065279, PubMed 23776464

Lund JÅ, Kaasa S, Wibe A, Widmark A, Fransson P (2013)
Late radiation effects to the rectum and anus after treatment for prostate cancer; validity of the LENT/SOMA score
Acta Oncol, 52 (4), 727-35
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2013.747695, PubMed 23398595

Nekolaichuk CL, Fainsinger RL, Aass N, Hjermstad MJ, Knudsen AK, Klepstad P, Currow DC, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2013)
The Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain: comparison of pain classification features and pain intensity across diverse palliative care settings in eight countries
J Palliat Med, 16 (5), 516-23
DOI 10.1089/jpm.2012.0390, PubMed 23614710

Sande TA, Scott AC, Laird BJ, Wan HI, Fleetwood-Walker SM, Kaasa S, Klepstad P, Mitchell R, Murray GD, Colvin LA, Fallon MT (2013)
The characteristics of physical activity and gait in patients receiving radiotherapy in cancer induced bone pain
Radiother Oncol, 111 (1), 18-24
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2013.10.023, PubMed 24231246

Sigurdardottir KR, Oldervoll L, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S, Knudsen AK, Løhre ET, Loge JH, Haugen DF (2013)
How are palliative care cancer populations characterized in randomized controlled trials? A literature review
J Pain Symptom Manage, 47 (5), 906-914.e17
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.06.005, PubMed 24018205

Solheim TS, Blum D, Fayers PM, Hjermstad MJ, Stene GB, Strasser F, Kaasa S (2013)
Weight loss, appetite loss and food intake in cancer patients with cancer cachexia: three peas in a pod? - analysis from a multicenter cross sectional study
Acta Oncol, 53 (4), 539-46
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2013.823239, PubMed 23998647

Stene GB, Helbostad JL, Balstad TR, Riphagen II, Kaasa S, Oldervoll LM (2013)
Effect of physical exercise on muscle mass and strength in cancer patients during treatment--a systematic review
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol, 88 (3), 573-93
DOI 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2013.07.001, PubMed 23932804

Publications 2012

Andreassen TN, Klepstad P, Davies A, Bjordal K, Lundström S, Kaasa S, Dale O (2012)
Is oxycodone efficacy reflected in serum concentrations? A multicenter, cross-sectional study in 456 adult cancer patients
J Pain Symptom Manage, 43 (4), 694-705
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.05.008, PubMed 22285284

Bergh I, Aass N, Haugen DF, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ (2012)
Symptom assessment in palliative medicine
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 132 (1), 18-9
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.11.1083, PubMed 22240824

Bertheussen GF, Kaasa S, Hokstad A, Sandmæl JA, Helbostad JL, Salvesen Ø, Oldervoll LM (2012)
Feasibility and changes in symptoms and functioning following inpatient cancer rehabilitation
Acta Oncol, 51 (8), 1070-80
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2012.699684, PubMed 22809167

Bertheussen GF, Oldervoll L, Kaasa S, Sandmæl JA, Helbostad JL (2012)
Measurement of physical activity in cancer survivors--a comparison of the HUNT 1 Physical Activity Questionnaire (HUNT 1 PA-Q) with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and aerobic capacity
Support Care Cancer, 21 (2), 449-58
DOI 10.1007/s00520-012-1530-8, PubMed 22797861

Caraceni A, Hanks G, Kaasa S, Bennett MI, Brunelli C, Cherny N, Dale O, De Conno F, Fallon M, Hanna M, Haugen DF, Juhl G, King S, Klepstad P, Laugsand EA, Maltoni M, Mercadante S, Nabal M, Pigni A, Radbruch L, Reid C, Sjogren P, Stone PC, Tassinari D, Zeppetella G et al. (2012)
Use of opioid analgesics in the treatment of cancer pain: evidence-based recommendations from the EAPC
Lancet Oncol, 13 (2), e58-68
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70040-2, PubMed 22300860

Corli O, Montanari M, Greco MT, Brunelli C, Kaasa S, Caraceni A, Apolone G (2012)
How to evaluate the effect of pain treatments in cancer patients: results from a longitudinal outcomes and endpoint Italian cohort study
Eur J Pain, 17 (6), 858-66
DOI 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00257.x, PubMed 23213042

Fladvad T, Fayers P, Skorpen F, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2012)
Lack of association between genetic variability and multiple pain-related outcomes in a large cohort of patients with advanced cancer: the European Pharmacogenetic Opioid Study (EPOS)
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 2 (4), 351-5
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000212, PubMed 24654220

Hjermstad MJ, Lie HC, Caraceni A, Currow DC, Fainsinger RL, Gundersen OE, Haugen DF, Heitzer E, Radbruch L, Stone PC, Strasser F, Kaasa S, Loge JH, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2012)
Computer-based symptom assessment is feasible in patients with advanced cancer: results from an international multicenter study, the EPCRC-CSA
J Pain Symptom Manage, 44 (5), 639-54
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.10.025, PubMed 22795905

Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2012)
The importance and pitfalls of correlational science in palliative care research
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care, 6 (4), 508-13
DOI 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32835a0c70, PubMed 23095555

Knudsen AK, Brunelli C, Klepstad P, Aass N, Apolone G, Corli O, Montanari M, Caraceni A, Kaasa S (2012)
Which domains should be included in a cancer pain classification system? Analyses of longitudinal data
Pain, 153 (3), 696-703
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2011.12.005, PubMed 22264677

Knudsen AK, Klepstad P, Caraceni A, Kaasa S, Brunelli C, Aass N, Apolone G, Corli O, Montanari M (2012)
Cancer pain undertreatment and prognostic factors Response
Pain, 153 (8), 1771-1772

Knudsen AK, Aass N, Heitzer E, Klepstad P, Hjermstad MJ, Schippinger W, Brenne E, Kaasa S, Wasteson E, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2012)
Interviews with patients with advanced cancer--another step towards an international cancer pain classification system
Support Care Cancer, 20 (10), 2491-500
DOI 10.1007/s00520-011-1361-z, PubMed 22252546

Landmark T, Romundstad P, Dale O, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S (2012)
Estimating the prevalence of chronic pain: validation of recall against longitudinal reporting (the HUNT pain study)
Pain, 153 (7), 1368-73
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2012.02.004, PubMed 22575226

Laugsand TS, Kaasa S, Romundstad P, Johannesen TB, Lund JÅ (2012)
Radiotherapy for bone metastases: practice in Norway 1997-2007. A national registry-based study
Acta Oncol, 52 (6), 1129-36
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2012.747697, PubMed 23244670

Løhre ET, Lund JÅ, Kaasa S (2012)
Radiation therapy in malignant spinal cord compression: what is the current knowledge on fractionation schedules? A systematic literature review
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 2 (1), 51-6
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2011-000154, PubMed 24653500

Moksnes K, Kaasa S, Paulsen Ø, Rosland JH, Spigset O, Dale O (2012)
Serum concentrations of opioids when comparing two switching strategies to methadone for cancer pain
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 68 (8), 1147-56
DOI 10.1007/s00228-012-1228-3, PubMed 22374345

Oberholzer R, Hopkinson JB, Baumann K, Omlin A, Kaasa S, Fearon KC, Strasser F (2012)
Psychosocial effects of cancer cachexia: a systematic literature search and qualitative analysis
J Pain Symptom Manage, 46 (1), 77-95
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.06.020, PubMed 23159682

Paulsen Ø, Aass N, Kaasa S, Dale O (2012)
Do corticosteroids provide analgesic effects in cancer patients? A systematic literature review
J Pain Symptom Manage, 46 (1), 96-105
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.06.019, PubMed 23149084

Rayment C, Hjermstad MJ, Aass N, Kaasa S, Caraceni A, Strasser F, Heitzer E, Fainsinger R, Bennett MI, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2012)
Neuropathic cancer pain: prevalence, severity, analgesics and impact from the European Palliative Care Research Collaborative-Computerised Symptom Assessment study
Palliat Med, 27 (8), 714-21
DOI 10.1177/0269216312464408, PubMed 23175513

Rief W, Kaasa S, Jensen R, Perrot S, Vlaeyen JW, Treede RD, Vissers KC (2012)
New proposals for the International Classification of Diseases-11 revision of pain diagnoses
J Pain, 13 (4), 305-16
DOI 10.1016/j.jpain.2012.01.004, PubMed 22480770

Salminen EK, Silvoniemi M, Syrjänen K, Kaasa S, Kloke M, Klepstad P (2012)
Opioids in pain management of mesothelioma and lung cancer patients
Acta Oncol, 52 (1), 30-7
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2012.725944, PubMed 23025295

Solheim TS, Fayers PM, Fladvad T, Tan B, Skorpen F, Fearon K, Baracos VE, Klepstad P, Strasser F, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) and the European Pharmacogenetic Study (EPOS) (2012)
Is there a genetic cause of appetite loss?-an explorative study in 1,853 cancer patients
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 3 (3), 191-8
DOI 10.1007/s13539-012-0064-8, PubMed 22535570

Solheim TS, Fearon KC, Blum D, Kaasa S (2012)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory treatment in cancer cachexia: a systematic literature review
Acta Oncol, 52 (1), 6-17
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2012.724536, PubMed 23020528

Tan BH, Fladvad T, Braun TP, Vigano A, Strasser F, Deans DA, Skipworth RJ, Solheim TS, Damaraju S, Ross JA, Kaasa S, Marks DL, Baracos VE, Skorpen F, Fearon KC, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (2012)
P-selectin genotype is associated with the development of cancer cachexia
EMBO Mol Med, 4 (6), 462-71
DOI 10.1002/emmm.201200231, PubMed 22473907

Publications 2011

Andreassen TN, Eftedal I, Klepstad P, Davies A, Bjordal K, Lundström S, Kaasa S, Dale O (2011)
Do CYP2D6 genotypes reflect oxycodone requirements for cancer patients treated for cancer pain? A cross-sectional multicentre study
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 68 (1), 55-64
DOI 10.1007/s00228-011-1093-5, PubMed 21735164

Bennett MI, Rayment C, Hjermstad M, Aass N, Caraceni A, Kaasa S (2011)
Prevalence and aetiology of neuropathic pain in cancer patients: a systematic review
Pain, 153 (2), 359-65
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2011.10.028, PubMed 22115921

Bertheussen GF, Romundstad PR, Landmark T, Kaasa S, Dale O, Helbostad JL (2011)
Associations between physical activity and physical and mental health--a HUNT 3 study
Med Sci Sports Exerc, 43 (7), 1220-8
DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318206c66e, PubMed 21131869

Blum D, Omlin A, Baracos VE, Solheim TS, Tan BH, Stone P, Kaasa S, Fearon K, Strasser F, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (2011)
Cancer cachexia: a systematic literature review of items and domains associated with involuntary weight loss in cancer
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol, 80 (1), 114-44
DOI 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2010.10.004, PubMed 21216616

Dale O, Moksnes K, Kaasa S (2011)
European Palliative Care Research Collaborative pain guidelines: opioid switching to improve analgesia or reduce side effects. A systematic review
Palliat Med, 25 (5), 494-503
DOI 10.1177/0269216310384902, PubMed 21708856

Fayers PM, Hjermstad MJ, Klepstad P, Loge JH, Caraceni A, Hanks GW, Borchgrevink P, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2011)
The dimensionality of pain: palliative care and chronic pain patients differ in their reports of pain intensity and pain interference
Pain, 152 (7), 1608-20
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2011.02.052, PubMed 21458921

Fearon K, Strasser F, Anker SD, Bosaeus I, Bruera E, Fainsinger RL, Jatoi A, Loprinzi C, MacDonald N, Mantovani G, Davis M, Muscaritoli M, Ottery F, Radbruch L, Ravasco P, Walsh D, Wilcock A, Kaasa S, Baracos VE (2011)
Definition and classification of cancer cachexia: an international consensus
Lancet Oncol, 12 (5), 489-95
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70218-7, PubMed 21296615

Galvan A, Fladvad T, Skorpen F, Gao X, Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Dragani TA (2011)
Genetic clustering of European cancer patients indicates that opioid-mediated pain relief is independent of ancestry
Pharmacogenomics J, 12 (5), 412-6
DOI 10.1038/tpj.2011.27, PubMed 21747411

Galvan A, Skorpen F, Klepstad P, Knudsen AK, Fladvad T, Falvella FS, Pigni A, Brunelli C, Caraceni A, Kaasa S, Dragani TA (2011)
Multiple Loci modulate opioid therapy response for cancer pain
Clin Cancer Res, 17 (13), 4581-7
DOI 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-10-3028, PubMed 21622719

Hjermstad MJ, Fayers PM, Haugen DF, Caraceni A, Hanks GW, Loge JH, Fainsinger R, Aass N, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2011)
Studies comparing Numerical Rating Scales, Verbal Rating Scales, and Visual Analogue Scales for assessment of pain intensity in adults: a systematic literature review
J Pain Symptom Manage, 41 (6), 1073-93
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2010.08.016, PubMed 21621130

Klepstad P, Fladvad T, Skorpen F, Bjordal K, Caraceni A, Dale O, Davies A, Kloke M, Lundström S, Maltoni M, Radbruch L, Sabatowski R, Sigurdardottir V, Strasser F, Fayers PM, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC), European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (2011)
Influence from genetic variability on opioid use for cancer pain: a European genetic association study of 2294 cancer pain patients
Pain, 152 (5), 1139-45
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2011.01.040, PubMed 21398039

Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2011)
Starting step III opioids for moderate to severe pain in cancer patients: dose titration: a systematic review
Palliat Med, 25 (5), 424-30
DOI 10.1177/0269216310386280, PubMed 21708850

Kurita GP, Kaasa S, Sjøgren P, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2011)
Spinal opioids in adult patients with cancer pain: a systematic review: a European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) opioid guidelines project
Palliat Med, 25 (5), 560-77
DOI 10.1177/0269216310386279, PubMed 21708860

Kurita GP, Sjogren P, Ekholm O, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Klepstad P (2011)
Effects of Low-Dose Opioids on Cognitive Dysfunction Reply
J. Clin. Oncol., 29 (32), 4343-4344

Kurita GP, Sjøgren P, Ekholm O, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Poviloniene I, Klepstad P (2011)
Prevalence and predictors of cognitive dysfunction in opioid-treated patients with cancer: a multinational study
J Clin Oncol, 29 (10), 1297-303
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2010.32.6884, PubMed 21357785

Kaasa S, Apolone G, Klepstad P, Loge JH, Hjermstad MJ, Corli O, Strasser F, Heiskanen T, Costantini M, Zagonel V, Groenvold M, Fainsinger R, Jensen MP, Farrar JT, McQuay H, Rothrock NE, Cleary J, Deguines C, Caraceni A, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC), European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (EAPCRN) (2011)
Expert conference on cancer pain assessment and classification--the need for international consensus: working proposals on international standards
BMJ Support Palliat Care, 1 (3), 281-7
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2011-000078, PubMed 24653469

Kaasa S, Haugen DF (2011)
Cancer pain research: time to reset the strategy and the agenda
Palliat Med, 25 (5), 392-3
DOI 10.1177/0269216311407403, PubMed 21708845

Kaasa S, Payne S, Sjøgren P (2011)
Challenges related to palliative care
Lancet Oncol, 12 (10), 925-7
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(11)70226-1, PubMed 21958498

Landmark T, Romundstad P, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S, Dale O (2011)
Associations between recreational exercise and chronic pain in the general population: evidence from the HUNT 3 study
Pain, 152 (10), 2241-7
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2011.04.029, PubMed 21601986

Laugsand EA, Fladvad T, Skorpen F, Maltoni M, Kaasa S, Fayers P, Klepstad P (2011)
Clinical and genetic factors associated with nausea and vomiting in cancer patients receiving opioids
Eur J Cancer, 47 (11), 1682-91
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2011.04.014, PubMed 21570824

Laugsand EA, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2011)
Management of opioid-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients: systematic review and evidence-based recommendations
Palliat Med, 25 (5), 442-53
DOI 10.1177/0269216311404273, PubMed 21708851

Moksnes K, Dale O, Rosland JH, Paulsen O, Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2011)
How to switch from morphine or oxycodone to methadone in cancer patients? a randomised clinical phase II trial
Eur J Cancer, 47 (16), 2463-70
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2011.06.047, PubMed 21775131

Nordbø A, Skurtveit S, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S, Fredheim OM (2011)
Low-dose transdermal buprenorphine - long-term use and co-medication with other potentially addictive drugs
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 56 (1), 88-94
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02537.x, PubMed 22092357

Oldervoll LM, Loge JH, Lydersen S, Paltiel H, Asp MB, Nygaard UV, Oredalen E, Frantzen TL, Lesteberg I, Amundsen L, Hjermstad MJ, Haugen DF, Paulsen Ø, Kaasa S (2011)
Physical exercise for cancer patients with advanced disease: a randomized controlled trial
Oncologist, 16 (11), 1649-57
DOI 10.1634/theoncologist.2011-0133, PubMed 21948693

Radbruch L, Trottenberg P, Elsner F, Kaasa S, Caraceni A (2011)
Systematic review of the role of alternative application routes for opioid treatment for moderate to severe cancer pain: an EPCRC opioid guidelines project
Palliat Med, 25 (5), 578-96
DOI 10.1177/0269216310383739, PubMed 21708861

Ries A, Trottenberg P, Elsner F, Stiel S, Haugen D, Kaasa S, Radbruch L (2011)
A systematic review on the role of fish oil for the treatment of cachexia in advanced cancer: an EPCRC cachexia guidelines project
Palliat Med, 26 (4), 294-304
DOI 10.1177/0269216311418709, PubMed 21865295

Skipworth RJ, Stene GB, Dahele M, Hendry PO, Small AC, Blum D, Kaasa S, Trottenberg P, Radbruch L, Strasser F, Preston T, Fearon KC, Helbostad JL, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2011)
Patient-focused endpoints in advanced cancer: criterion-based validation of accelerometer-based activity monitoring
Clin Nutr, 30 (6), 812-21
DOI 10.1016/j.clnu.2011.05.010, PubMed 21733604

Solheim TS, Fayers PM, Fladvad T, Tan B, Skorpen F, Fearon K, Baracos VE, Klepstad P, Strasser F, Kaasa S (2011)
Is there a genetic cause for cancer cachexia? - a clinical validation study in 1797 patients
Br J Cancer, 105 (8), 1244-51
DOI 10.1038/bjc.2011.323, PubMed 21934689

Tan BH, Ross JA, Kaasa S, Skorpen F, Fearon KC, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (2011)
Identification of possible genetic polymorphisms involved in cancer cachexia: a systematic review
J Genet, 90 (1), 165-77
DOI 10.1007/s12041-011-0027-4, PubMed 21677406

Publications 2010

Andreassen TN, Klepstad P, Davies A, Bjordal K, Lundström S, Kaasa S, Dale O (2010)
Influences on the pharmacokinetics of oxycodone: a multicentre cross-sectional study in 439 adult cancer patients
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 67 (5), 493-506
DOI 10.1007/s00228-010-0948-5, PubMed 21140139

Blum D, Omlin A, Fearon K, Baracos V, Radbruch L, Kaasa S, Strasser F, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (2010)
Evolving classification systems for cancer cachexia: ready for clinical practice?
Support Care Cancer, 18 (3), 273-9
DOI 10.1007/s00520-009-0800-6, PubMed 20076976

Cohen J, Houttekier D, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, Miccinesi G, Addington-Hall J, Kaasa S, Bilsen J, Deliens L (2010)
Which patients with cancer die at home? A study of six European countries using death certificate data
J Clin Oncol, 28 (13), 2267-73
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2009.23.2850, PubMed 20351336

Fredheim OM, Dale O, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2010)
[Morphine or oxycodone tablets for pain?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 130 (15), 1479-81
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.09.1143, PubMed 20706310

Grønberg BH, Sundstrøm S, Kaasa S, Bremnes RM, Fløtten O, Amundsen T, Hjelde HH, Plessen Cv, Jordhøy M (2010)
Influence of comorbidity on survival, toxicity and health-related quality of life in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer receiving platinum-doublet chemotherapy
Eur J Cancer, 46 (12), 2225-34
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.04.009, PubMed 20471248

Haugen DF, Hjermstad MJ, Hagen N, Caraceni A, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2010)
Assessment and classification of cancer breakthrough pain: a systematic literature review
Pain, 149 (3), 476-82
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.035, PubMed 20236762

Helbostad JL, Oldervoll LM, Fayers PM, Jordhøy MS, Fearon KC, Strasser F, Kaasa S (2010)
Development of a computer-administered mobility questionnaire
Support Care Cancer, 19 (6), 745-55
DOI 10.1007/s00520-010-0867-0, PubMed 20336325

Hiller A, Helvik AS, Kaasa S, Slørdahl SA (2010)
Psychometric properties of the Norwegian MacNew Heart Disease health-related quality of life inventory
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, 9 (3), 146-52
DOI 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2010.01.002, PubMed 20133205

Knudsen AK, Brunelli C, Kaasa S, Apolone G, Corli O, Montanari M, Fainsinger R, Aass N, Fayers P, Caraceni A, Klepstad P, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative, European Pharmacogenetic Study (2010)
Which variables are associated with pain intensity and treatment response in advanced cancer patients?--Implications for a future classification system for cancer pain
Eur J Pain, 15 (3), 320-7
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpain.2010.08.001, PubMed 20822941

Kaasa S (2010)
An international multicentre validation study of a pain classification system for cancer patients
Eur J Cancer, 46 (16), 2865-6
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.07.019, PubMed 20797844

Kaasa S, Caraceni A (2010)
Palliative cancer care research
Palliat Med, 24 (3), 259-60
DOI 10.1177/0269216310362852, PubMed 20371636

Kaasa S, Higginson I (2010)
Palliative care in cancer: how to improve clinical research
Eur J Cancer, 46 (9), 1486-7
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.03.020, PubMed 20427176

Kaasa S, Moksnes K, Nolte T, Lefebvre-Kuntz D, Popper L, Kress HG (2010)
Pharmacokinetics of intranasal fentanyl spray in patients with cancer and breakthrough pain
J Opioid Manag, 6 (1), 17-26
DOI 10.5055/jom.2010.0001, PubMed 20297611

Laugsand EA, Jakobsen G, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2010)
Inadequate symptom control in advanced cancer patients across Europe
Support Care Cancer, 19 (12), 2005-14
DOI 10.1007/s00520-010-1051-2, PubMed 21116653

Laugsand EA, Sprangers MA, Bjordal K, Skorpen F, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2010)
Health care providers underestimate symptom intensities of cancer patients: a multicenter European study
Health Qual Life Outcomes, 8, 104
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-8-104, PubMed 20858248

Mayyas F, Fayers P, Kaasa S, Dale O (2010)
A systematic review of oxymorphone in the management of chronic pain
J Pain Symptom Manage, 39 (2), 296-308
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.07.010, PubMed 20152592

Nilsen HK, Landrø NI, Kaasa S, Jenssen GD, Fayers P, Borchgrevink PC (2010)
Driving functions in a video simulator in chronic non-malignant pain patients using and not using codeine
Eur J Pain, 15 (4), 409-15
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpain.2010.09.008, PubMed 20947399

Petersen MA, Groenvold M, Aaronson NK, Chie WC, Conroy T, Costantini A, Fayers P, Helbostad J, Holzner B, Kaasa S, Singer S, Velikova G, Young T (2010)
Development of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) for the EORTC QLQ-C30 physical functioning dimension
Qual Life Res, 20 (4), 479-90
DOI 10.1007/s11136-010-9770-x, PubMed 20972628

Petersen MA, Groenvold M, Aaronson NK, Chie WC, Conroy T, Costantini A, Fayers P, Helbostad J, Holzner B, Kaasa S, Singer S, Velikova G, Young T, EORTC Quality of Life Group (2010)
Development of computerised adaptive testing (CAT) for the EORTC QLQ-C30 dimensions - general approach and initial results for physical functioning
Eur J Cancer, 46 (8), 1352-8
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.02.011, PubMed 20231085

Pigni A, Brunelli C, Gibbins J, Hanks G, Deconno F, Kaasa S, Klepstad P, Radbruch L, Caraceni A (2010)
Content development for EUROPEAN GUIDELINES on the use of opioids for cancer pain: a systematic review and Expert Consensus Study
Minerva Anestesiol, 76 (10), 833-43
PubMed 20935619

Rief W, Kaasa S, Jensen R, Perrot S, Vlaeyen JW, Treede RD, Vissers KC (2010)
The need to revise pain diagnoses in ICD-11
Pain, 149 (2), 169-70
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2010.03.006, PubMed 20346590

Sigurdardottir KR, Haugen DF, Bausewein C, Higginson IJ, Harding R, Rosland JH, Kaasa S, Project PRISMA (2010)
A pan-European survey of research in end-of-life cancer care
Support Care Cancer, 20 (1), 39-48
DOI 10.1007/s00520-010-1048-x, PubMed 21116654

Sigurdardottir KR, Haugen DF, van der Rijt CC, Sjøgren P, Harding R, Higginson IJ, Kaasa S, PRISMA (2010)
Clinical priorities, barriers and solutions in end-of-life cancer care research across Europe. Report from a workshop
Eur J Cancer, 46 (10), 1815-22
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.03.012, PubMed 20456947

Torvik K, Kaasa S, Kirkevold Ø, Saltvedt I, Hølen JC, Fayers P, Rustøen T (2010)
Validation of Doloplus-2 among nonverbal nursing home patients--an evaluation of Doloplus-2 in a clinical setting
BMC Geriatr, 10, 9
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-10-9, PubMed 20170535

Publications 2009

Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Bjordal K, Jordhøy MS, Kaasa S, Jannert M (2009)
Characteristics and implications of attrition in health-related quality of life studies in palliative care
Palliat Med, 23 (5), 432-40
DOI 10.1177/0269216309104057, PubMed 19304808

André B, Ringdal GI, Loge JH, Rannestad T, Kaasa S (2009)
Implementation of computerized technology in a palliative care unit
Palliat Support Care, 7 (1), 57-63
DOI 10.1017/S147895150900008X, PubMed 19619375

Caraceni A, De Conno F, Kaasa S, Radbruch L, Hanks G (2009)
Update on cancer pain guidelines
J Pain Symptom Manage, 38 (3), e1-3
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.02.232, PubMed 19735899

Caraceni A, Zecca E, Martini C, Brunelli C, Pigni A, Gorni G, Galbiati A, Ibazeta M, Hjermstad M, Kaasa S (2009)
The validity of average 8-h pain intensity assessment in cancer patients
Eur J Pain, 14 (4), 441-5
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpain.2009.07.004, PubMed 19692275

Fredheim OMS, Moksnes K, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S, Dale O (2009)
Interaction between rifampicin and methadone Reply
Acta Anaesthesiol. Scand., 53 (3), 403

Fyllingen EH, Oldervoll LM, Loge JH, Hjermstad MJ, Haugen DF, Sigurdardottir KR, Paulsen O, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (2009)
Computer-based assessment of symptoms and mobility in palliative care: feasibility and challenges
J Pain Symptom Manage, 38 (6), 827-36
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.05.015, PubMed 19833476

Grønberg BH, Bremnes RM, Fløtten O, Amundsen T, Brunsvig PF, Hjelde HH, Kaasa S, von Plessen C, Stornes F, Tollåli T, Wammer F, Aasebø U, Sundstrøm S (2009)
Phase III study by the Norwegian lung cancer study group: pemetrexed plus carboplatin compared with gemcitabine plus carboplatin as first-line chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
J Clin Oncol, 27 (19), 3217-24
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2008.20.9114, PubMed 19433683

Hjermstad MJ, Fainsinger R, Kaasa S, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2009)
Assessment and classification of cancer pain
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care, 3 (1), 24-30
DOI 10.1097/SPC.0b013e3283260644, PubMed 19365158

Knudsen AK, Aass N, Fainsinger R, Caraceni A, Klepstad P, Jordhøy M, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S (2009)
Classification of pain in cancer patients--a systematic literature review
Palliat Med, 23 (4), 295-308
DOI 10.1177/0269216309103125, PubMed 19286741

Kress HG, Orońska A, Kaczmarek Z, Kaasa S, Colberg T, Nolte T (2009)
Efficacy and tolerability of intranasal fentanyl spray 50 to 200 microg for breakthrough pain in patients with cancer: a phase III, multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial with a 10-month, open-label extension treatment period
Clin Ther, 31 (6), 1177-91
DOI 10.1016/j.clinthera.2009.05.022, PubMed 19695386

Kaasa S, Mercadante S, Caraceni A (2009)
Cancer pain--progress and ongoing issues in Europe
Pain Res Manag, 14 (5), 353-5
PubMed 19946963

Laugsand EA, Kaasa S, de Conno F, Hanks G, Klepstad P, Research Steering Committee of the EAPC (2009)
Intensity and treatment of symptoms in 3,030 palliative care patients: a cross-sectional survey of the EAPC Research Network
J Opioid Manag, 5 (1), 11-21
DOI 10.5055/jom.2009.0002, PubMed 19344044

Nilsen HK, Stiles TC, Landrø NI, Fors EA, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2009)
Patients with problematic opioid use can be weaned from codeine without pain escalation
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 54 (5), 571-9
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2009.02164.x, PubMed 19919582

Paltiel H, Solvoll E, Loge JH, Kaasa S, Oldervoll L (2009)
"The healthy me appears": palliative cancer patients' experiences of participation in a physical group exercise program
Palliat Support Care, 7 (4), 459-67
DOI 10.1017/S1478951509990460, PubMed 19939308

Pousset G, Bilsen J, Cohen J, Addington-Hall J, Miccinesi G, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, Kaasa S, Mortier F, Deliens L (2009)
Deaths of children occurring at home in six European countries
Child Care Health Dev, 36 (3), 375-84
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2009.01028.x, PubMed 19961493

Reidunsdatter RJ, Lund JA, Fransson P, Widmark A, Fosså SD, Kaasa S (2009)
Validation of the intestinal part of the prostate cancer questionnaire "QUFW94": psychometric properties, responsiveness, and content validity
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 77 (3), 793-804
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.05.057, PubMed 19879063

Sande TA, Ruenes R, Lund JA, Bruland OS, Hornslien K, Bremnes R, Kaasa S (2009)
Long-term follow-up of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy for bone metastases: results from a randomised multicentre trial
Radiother Oncol, 91 (2), 261-6
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2009.02.014, PubMed 19307034

Torvik K, Kaasa S, Kirkevold O, Rustøen T (2009)
Pain and quality of life among residents of Norwegian nursing homes
Pain Manag Nurs, 11 (1), 35-44
DOI 10.1016/j.pmn.2009.01.001, PubMed 20207326

Wasteson E, Brenne E, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M, Lloyd-Williams M, Kaasa S, Loge JH, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) (2009)
Depression assessment and classification in palliative cancer patients: a systematic literature review
Palliat Med, 23 (8), 739-53
DOI 10.1177/0269216309106978, PubMed 19825894

Publications 2008

Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Jordhøy MS, Bjordal K, Jannert M, Kaasa S (2008)
Characteristics and quality of life of patients who choose home care at the end of life
J Pain Symptom Manage, 36 (3), 217-27
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.10.010, PubMed 18400462

André B, Ringdal GI, Loge JH, Rannestad T, Kaasa S (2008)
The importance of key personnel and active management for successful implementation of computer-based technology in palliative care: results from a qualitative study
Comput Inform Nurs, 26 (4), 183-9
DOI 10.1097/01.NCN.0000304802.00628.70, PubMed 18600124

Andre B, Ringdal GI, Loge JH, Rannestad T, Laerum H, Kaasa S (2008)
Experiences with the Implementation of Computerized Tools in Health Care Units: A Review Article
Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Interact., 24 (8), PII 906484200-775

Berger O, Grønberg BH, Sand K, Kaasa S, Loge JH (2008)
The length of consent documents in oncological trials is doubled in twenty years
Ann Oncol, 20 (2), 379-85
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdn623, PubMed 18922881

Cohen J, Bilsen J, Addington-Hall J, Löfmark R, Miccinesi G, Kaasa S, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, Deliens L (2008)
Population-based study of dying in hospital in six European countries
Palliat Med, 22 (6), 702-10
DOI 10.1177/0269216308092285, PubMed 18715968

Currow DC, Wheeler JL, Glare PA, Kaasa S, Abernethy AP (2008)
A framework for generalizability in palliative care
J Pain Symptom Manage, 37 (3), 373-86
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.03.020, PubMed 18809276

Dale O, Piribauer M, Kaasa S, Moksnes K, Knobel H, Klepstad P (2008)
A double-blind, randomized, crossover comparison between single-dose and double-dose immediate-release oral morphine at bedtime in cancer patients
J Pain Symptom Manage, 37 (1), 68-76
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.12.016, PubMed 18504090

Elmqvist MA, Jordhøy MS, Bjordal K, Kaasa S, Jannert M (2008)
Health-related quality of life during the last three months of life in patients with advanced cancer
Support Care Cancer, 17 (2), 191-8
DOI 10.1007/s00520-008-0477-2, PubMed 18581147

Fredheim OM, Moksnes K, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S, Dale O (2008)
Clinical pharmacology of methadone for pain
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 52 (7), 879-89
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2008.01597.x, PubMed 18331375

Helbostad JL, Hølen JC, Jordhøy MS, Ringdal GI, Oldervoll L, Kaasa S, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Research Network (2008)
A first step in the development of an international self-report instrument for physical functioning in palliative cancer care: a systematic literature review and an expert opinion evaluation study
J Pain Symptom Manage, 37 (2), 196-205
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.01.011, PubMed 18619767

Hjermstad MJ, Gibbins J, Haugen DF, Caraceni A, Loge JH, Kaasa S, EPCRC, European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (2008)
Pain assessment tools in palliative care: an urgent need for consensus
Palliat Med, 22 (8), 895-903
DOI 10.1177/0269216308095701, PubMed 18799513

Hølen JC, Lydersen S, Klepstad P, Loge JH, Kaasa S (2008)
The Brief Pain Inventory: pain's interference with functions is different in cancer pain compared with noncancer chronic pain
Clin J Pain, 24 (3), 219-25
DOI 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31815ec22a, PubMed 18287827

Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2008)
Predication of cancer patients' survival by pain interference items is not the same as evidence that pain intensity is a survival predictor
J Clin Oncol, 26 (25), 4215-6; author reply 4216-7
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2008.18.4994, PubMed 18757340

Kaasa S (2008)
Palliative care research: time to intensify international collaboration
Palliat Med, 22 (4), 301-2
DOI 10.1177/0269216308091918, PubMed 18541633

Kaasa S, Loge JH, Fayers P, Caraceni A, Strasser F, Hjermstad MJ, Higginson I, Radbruch L, Haugen DF (2008)
Symptom assessment in palliative care: a need for international collaboration
J Clin Oncol, 26 (23), 3867-73
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2007.15.8881, PubMed 18688054

Kaasa S, Radbruch L (2008)
Palliative care research--priorities and the way forward
Eur J Cancer, 44 (8), 1175-9
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2008.02.036, PubMed 18374560

Moksnes K, Fredheim OM, Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Angelsen A, Nilsen T, Dale O (2008)
Early pharmacokinetics of nasal fentanyl: is there a significant arterio-venous difference?
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 64 (5), 497-502
DOI 10.1007/s00228-007-0444-8, PubMed 18180911

Radbruch L, Strasser F, Elsner F, Gonçalves JF, Løge J, Kaasa S, Nauck F, Stone P, Research Steering Committee of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) (2008)
Fatigue in palliative care patients -- an EAPC approach
Palliat Med, 22 (1), 13-32
DOI 10.1177/0269216307085183, PubMed 18216074

Rakvåg TT, Ross JR, Sato H, Skorpen F, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2008)
Genetic variation in the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene and morphine requirements in cancer patients with pain
Mol Pain, 4, 64
DOI 10.1186/1744-8069-4-64, PubMed 19094200

Sand K, Loge JH, Berger O, Grønberg BH, Kaasa S (2008)
Lung cancer patients' perceptions of informed consent documents
Patient Educ Couns, 73 (2), 313-7
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2008.06.011, PubMed 18691845

Skorpen F, Laugsand EA, Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2008)
Variable response to opioid treatment: any genetic predictors within sight?
Palliat Med, 22 (4), 310-27
DOI 10.1177/0269216308089302, PubMed 18541635

Skurtveit S, Furu K, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2008)
Introduction of low dose transdermal buprenorphine -- did it influence use of potentially addictive drugs in chronic non-malignant pain patients?
Eur J Pain, 13 (9), 949-53
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.11.005, PubMed 19095476

Torvik K, Hølen J, Kaasa S, Kirkevold O, Holtan A, Kongsgaard U, Rustøen T (2008)
Pain in elderly hospitalized cancer patients with bone metastases in Norway
Int J Palliat Nurs, 14 (5), 238-45
DOI 10.12968/ijpn.2008.14.5.29491, PubMed 18563017

Torvik K, Kaasa S, Kirkevold Ø, Rustøen T (2008)
Pain in patients living in Norwegian nursing homes
Palliat Med, 23 (1), 8-16
DOI 10.1177/0269216308098800, PubMed 18952745

Publications 2007

Cohen J, Bilsen J, Miccinesi G, Löfmark R, Addington-Hall J, Kaasa S, Norup M, van der Wal G, Deliens L (2007)
Using death certificate data to study place of death in 9 European countries: opportunities and weaknesses
BMC Public Health, 7, 283
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-7-283, PubMed 17922894

Fredheim OM, Borchgrevink PC, Saltnes T, Kaasa S (2007)
Validation and comparison of the health-related quality-of-life instruments EORTC QLQ-C30 and SF-36 in assessment of patients with chronic nonmalignant pain
J Pain Symptom Manage, 34 (6), 657-65
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.01.011, PubMed 17618079

Fredheim OM, Kaasa S, Fayers P, Saltnes T, Jordhøy M, Borchgrevink PC (2007)
Chronic non-malignant pain patients report as poor health-related quality of life as palliative cancer patients
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 52 (1), 143-8
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2007.01524.x, PubMed 18005378

Holtan A, Aass N, Nordøy T, Haugen DF, Kaasa S, Mohr W, Kongsgaard UE (2007)
Prevalence of pain in hospitalised cancer patients in Norway: a national survey
Palliat Med, 21 (1), 7-13
DOI 10.1177/0269216306073127, PubMed 17169954

Hølen JC, Saltvedt I, Fayers PM, Hjermstad MJ, Loge JH, Kaasa S (2007)
Doloplus-2, a valid tool for behavioural pain assessment?
BMC Geriatr, 7, 29
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-7-29, PubMed 18093294

Jordhoy MS, Inger Ringdal G, Helbostad JL, Oldervoll L, Loge JH, Kaasa S (2007)
Assessing physical functioning: a systematic review of quality of life measures developed for use in palliative care
Palliat Med, 21 (8), 673-82
DOI 10.1177/0269216307083386, PubMed 18073253

Kaasa S, Jordhøy MS, Haugen DF (2007)
Palliative care in Norway: a national public health model
J Pain Symptom Manage, 33 (5), 599-604
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.02.011, PubMed 17482054

Kaasa S, Torvik K, Cherny N, Hanks G, de Conno F (2007)
Patient demographics and centre description in European palliative care units
Palliat Med, 21 (1), 15-22
DOI 10.1177/0269216306072086, PubMed 17169955

Lund JA, Wibe A, Sundstrom SH, Haaverstad R, Kaasa S, Myrvold HE (2007)
Anal carcinoma in mid-Norway 1970-2000
Acta Oncol, 46 (7), 1019-26
DOI 10.1080/02841860601166933, PubMed 17882558

Oldervoll LM, Loge JH, Kaasa S, Lydersen S, Hjermstad MJ, Thorsen L, Holte H, Jacobsen AB, Fosså SD (2007)
Physical activity in Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors with and without chronic fatigue compared with the general population - a cross-sectional study
BMC Cancer, 7, 210
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-7-210, PubMed 17997822

Ringdal GI, Ringdal K, Jordhøy MS, Kaasa S (2007)
Does social support from family and friends work as a buffer against reactions to stressful life events such as terminal cancer?
Palliat Support Care, 5 (1), 61-9
DOI 10.1017/s1478951507070083, PubMed 17461372

Stenseth G, Bjørnnes M, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2007)
Can cancer patients assess the influence of pain on functions? A randomised, controlled study of the pain interference items in the Brief Pain Inventory
BMC Palliat Care, 6, 2
DOI 10.1186/1472-684X-6-2, PubMed 17349052

Publications 2006

Dale O, Nilsen T, Loftsson T, Hjorth Tønnesen H, Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Holand T, Djupesland PG (2006)
Intranasal midazolam: a comparison of two delivery devices in human volunteers
J Pharm Pharmacol, 58 (10), 1311-8
DOI 10.1211/jpp.58.10.0003, PubMed 17034653

Fielding S, Fayers PM, Loge JH, Jordhøy MS, Kaasa S (2006)
Methods for handling missing data in palliative care research
Palliat Med, 20 (8), 791-8
DOI 10.1177/0269216306072555, PubMed 17148533

Fredheim OM, Borchgrevink PC, Hegrenaes L, Kaasa S, Dale O, Klepstad P (2006)
Opioid switching from morphine to methadone causes a minor but not clinically significant increase in QTc time: A prospective 9-month follow-up study
J Pain Symptom Manage, 32 (2), 180-5
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.02.010, PubMed 16877186

Fredheim OM, Borchgrevink PC, Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Dale O (2006)
Long term methadone for chronic pain: a pilot study of pharmacokinetic aspects
Eur J Pain, 11 (6), 599-604
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpain.2006.09.006, PubMed 17113329

Fredheim OM, Husby KM, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC, Klepstad P (2006)
[Opioid switching and methadone in pain relief]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 126 (17), 2272-4
PubMed 16967068

Fredheim OM, Kaasa S, Dale O, Klepstad P, Landrø NI, Borchgrevink PC (2006)
Opioid switching from oral slow release morphine to oral methadone may improve pain control in chronic non-malignant pain: a nine-month follow-up study
Palliat Med, 20 (1), 35-41
DOI 10.1191/0269216306pm1099oa, PubMed 16482756

Groenvold M, Petersen MA, Aaronson NK, Arraras JI, Blazeby JM, Bottomley A, Fayers PM, de Graeff A, Hammerlid E, Kaasa S, Sprangers MA, Bjorner JB (2006)
EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL: the new standard in the assessment of health-related quality of life in advanced cancer?
Palliat Med, 20 (2), 59-61
DOI 10.1191/0269216306pm1133xx, PubMed 16613400

Hølen JC, Hjermstad MJ, Loge JH, Fayers PM, Caraceni A, De Conno F, Forbes K, Fürst CJ, Radbruch L, Kaasa S (2006)
Pain assessment tools: is the content appropriate for use in palliative care?
J Pain Symptom Manage, 32 (6), 567-80
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.05.025, PubMed 17157759

Kaasa S, Brenne E, Lund JA, Fayers P, Falkmer U, Holmberg M, Lagerlund M, Bruland O (2006)
Prospective randomised multicenter trial on single fraction radiotherapy (8 Gy x 1) versus multiple fractions (3 Gy x 10) in the treatment of painful bone metastases
Radiother Oncol, 79 (3), 278-84
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2006.05.006, PubMed 16793154

Kaasa S, Haugen DF (2006)
[Palliative medicine]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 126 (3), 294
PubMed 16440030

Kaasa S, Haugen DF (2006)
[The specialist field of palliative medicine]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 126 (3), 326-8
PubMed 16440041

Kaasa S, Haugen DF, Rosland JH (2006)
[Palliative medicine-- research and education in a new specialist field]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 126 (3), 333-6
PubMed 16440043

Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ, Loge JH (2006)
Methodological and structural challenges in palliative care research: how have we fared in the last decades?
Palliat Med, 20 (8), 727-34
DOI 10.1177/0269216306072620, PubMed 17148527

Loge JH, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S (2006)
[Delirium in palliative care]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 126 (5), 616-9
PubMed 16505874

Oldervoll LM, Loge JH, Paltiel H, Asp MB, Vidvei U, Wiken AN, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S (2006)
The effect of a physical exercise program in palliative care: A phase II study
J Pain Symptom Manage, 31 (5), 421-30
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.10.004, PubMed 16716872

Reyes-Gibby CC, Shete S, Rakvåg T, Bhat SV, Skorpen F, Bruera E, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2006)
Exploring joint effects of genes and the clinical efficacy of morphine for cancer pain: OPRM1 and COMT gene
Pain, 130 (1-2), 25-30
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2006.10.023, PubMed 17156920

Saltvedt I, Jordhøy M, Opdahl Mo ES, Fayers P, Kaasa S, Sletvold O (2006)
Randomised trial of in-hospital geriatric intervention: impact on function and morale
Gerontology, 52 (4), 223-30
DOI 10.1159/000093654, PubMed 16849865

Sundstrøm S, Bremnes RM, Brunsvig P, Aasebø U, Kaasa S, Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group (2006)
Palliative thoracic radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: can quality-of-life assessments help in selection of patients for short- or long-course radiotherapy?
J Thorac Oncol, 1 (8), 816-24
PubMed 17409965

Publications 2005

Dale O, Klepstad P, Kaasa S (2005)
The European Union--not united in opioid use
Palliat Med, 19 (3), 177-8
DOI 10.1191/0269216305pm1012ed, PubMed 15920929

Farup PG, Edna TH, Hole T, Midgard R, Lydersen S, Kaasa S (2005)
[The cooperation between Helse Midt-Norge and NTNU supports clinical research]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (17), 2382-3
PubMed 16151502

Fayers PM, Hjermstad MJ, Ranhoff AH, Kaasa S, Skogstad L, Klepstad P, Loge JH (2005)
Which mini-mental state exam items can be used to screen for delirium and cognitive impairment?
J Pain Symptom Manage, 30 (1), 41-50
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.05.001, PubMed 16043006

Garåsen H, Kaasa S, Røsstad T, Broen P (2005)
[Specialised short-term wards in nursing homes--the Trondheim model]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (11), 1503-5
PubMed 15940319

Groenvold M, Petersen MA, Aaronson NK, Arraras JI, Blazeby JM, Bottomley A, Fayers PM, de Graeff A, Hammerlid E, Kaasa S, Sprangers MA, Bjorner JB, EORTC Quality of Life Group (2005)
The development of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL: a shortened questionnaire for cancer patients in palliative care
Eur J Cancer, 42 (1), 55-64
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2005.06.022, PubMed 16162404

Hølen JC, Saltvedt I, Fayers PM, Bjørnnes M, Stenseth G, Hval B, Filbet M, Loge JH, Kaasa S (2005)
The Norwegian Doloplus-2, a tool for behavioural pain assessment: translation and pilot-validation in nursing home patients with cognitive impairment
Palliat Med, 19 (5), 411-7
DOI 10.1191/0269216305pm1031oa, PubMed 16111065

Johansen S, Hølen JC, Kaasa S, Loge HJ, Materstvedt LJ (2005)
Attitudes towards, and wishes for, euthanasia in advanced cancer patients at a palliative medicine unit
Palliat Med, 19 (6), 454-60
DOI 10.1191/0269216305pm1048oa, PubMed 16218157

Kasa S (2005)
Review essay: The 'Domestic politics' bias in analyses of CO2 taxation in the Nordic countries
Scand. Polit. Stud., 28 (1), 91-102

Kasa S, Naess LO (2005)
Financial crisis and state-NGO relations: The case of Brazilian Amazonia, 1998-2000
Soc. Nat. Resour., 18 (9), 791-804

Kjesbu SS, Moksnes K, Klepstad P, Knobel H, Kaasa S, Dale O (2005)
[Application of pupillometry and pupillary reactions in medical research]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (1), 29-32
PubMed 15643460

Klepstad P, Dale O, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S, Skorpen F (2005)
[Genetic variation-- important for the clinical effect of opioids?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (19), 2655-8
PubMed 16215614

Klepstad P, Dale O, Skorpen F, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S (2005)
Genetic variability and clinical efficacy of morphine
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 49 (7), 902-8
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2005.00772.x, PubMed 16045647

Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Cherny N, Hanks G, de Conno F, Research Steering Committee of the EAPC (2005)
Pain and pain treatments in European palliative care units. A cross sectional survey from the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network
Palliat Med, 19 (6), 477-84
DOI 10.1191/0269216305pm1054oa, PubMed 16218160

Kaasa S, Dale O, Pain and Palliation Research Group (2005)
Building up research in palliative care: an historical perspective and a case for the future
Clin Geriatr Med, 21 (1), 81-92, viii
DOI 10.1016/j.cger.2004.08.009, PubMed 15639039

Kaasa S, Grønberg BH (2005)
[Investigation in suspected pulmonary tumor]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (21), 2958
PubMed 16299883

Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2005)
[Cancer patients should not feel pain]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (4), 415
PubMed 15742009

Maltoni M, Caraceni A, Brunelli C, Broeckaert B, Christakis N, Eychmueller S, Glare P, Nabal M, Viganò A, Larkin P, De Conno F, Hanks G, Kaasa S, Steering Committee of the European Association for Palliative Care (2005)
Prognostic factors in advanced cancer patients: evidence-based clinical recommendations--a study by the Steering Committee of the European Association for Palliative Care
J Clin Oncol, 23 (25), 6240-8
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2005.06.866, PubMed 16135490

Oldervoll LM, Loge JH, Paltiel H, Asp MB, Vidvei U, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S (2005)
Are palliative cancer patients willing and able to participate in a physical exercise program?
Palliat Support Care, 3 (4), 281-7
DOI 10.1017/s1478951505050443, PubMed 17039983

Rakvåg TT, Klepstad P, Baar C, Kvam TM, Dale O, Kaasa S, Krokan HE, Skorpen F (2005)
The Val158Met polymorphism of the human catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene may influence morphine requirements in cancer pain patients
Pain, 116 (1-2), 73-8
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2005.03.032, PubMed 15927391

Saltvedt I, Spigset O, Ruths S, Fayers P, Kaasa S, Sletvold O (2005)
Patterns of drug prescription in a geriatric evaluation and management unit as compared with the general medical wards: a randomised study
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 61 (12), 921-8
DOI 10.1007/s00228-005-0046-2, PubMed 16307267

Seland M, Kaasa S, Klepstad P (2005)
[Symptoms assessment in cancer patients on admission to a hospital]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (18), 2500-3
PubMed 16186872

Songe-Møller S, Saltvedt I, Hølen JC, Loge JH, Kaasa S (2005)
[Pain assessment in cognitively impaired elderly patients]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (13), 1838-40
PubMed 16012556

Sundstrøm S, Bremnes R, Brunsvig P, Aasebø U, Olbjørn K, Fayers PM, Kaasa S, Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group (2005)
Immediate or delayed radiotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)? Data from a prospective randomised study
Radiother Oncol, 75 (2), 141-8
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2005.03.028, PubMed 16094739

Publications 2004

Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Jordhøy MS, Jannert M, Fayers P, Kaasa S (2004)
Place of death: hospital-based advanced home care versus conventional care. A prospective study in palliative cancer care
Palliat Med, 18 (7), 585-93
DOI 10.1191/0269216304pm924oa, PubMed 15540666

Alonso J, Ferrer M, Gandek B, Ware JE, Aaronson NK, Mosconi P, Rasmussen NK, Bullinger M, Fukuhara S, Kaasa S, Leplège A, IQOLA Project Group (2004)
Health-related quality of life associated with chronic conditions in eight countries: results from the International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) Project
Qual Life Res, 13 (2), 283-98
DOI 10.1023/b:qure.0000018472.46236.05, PubMed 15085901

Borchgrevink PC, Klepstad P, Kongsgaard UE, Kaasa S (2004)
[Use of opioids against severe cancer pain]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 124 (3), 337-8
PubMed 14963506

Hegstad AC, Materstvedt LJ, Kaasa S (2004)
[Teaching medical ethics: the Trondheim model]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 124 (16), 2104-6
PubMed 15334125

Hjermstad M, Loge JH, Kaasa S (2004)
Methods for assessment of cognitive failure and delirium in palliative care patients: implications for practice and research
Palliat Med, 18 (6), 494-506
DOI 10.1191/0269216304pm920oa, PubMed 15453620

Hjermstad MJ, Knobel H, Brinch L, Fayers PM, Loge JH, Holte H, Kaasa S (2004)
A prospective study of health-related quality of life, fatigue, anxiety and depression 3-5 years after stem cell transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplant, 34 (3), 257-66
DOI 10.1038/sj.bmt.1704561, PubMed 15170167

Klepstad P, Hilton P, Moen J, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC, Zahlsen K, Dale O (2004)
Day-to-day variations during clinical drug monitoring of morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide and morphine-6-glucuronide serum concentrations in cancer patients. A prospective observational study
BMC Clin Pharmacol, 4, 7
DOI 10.1186/1472-6904-4-7, PubMed 15461818

Klepstad P, Rakvåg TT, Kaasa S, Holthe M, Dale O, Borchgrevink PC, Baar C, Vikan T, Krokan HE, Skorpen F (2004)
The 118 A > G polymorphism in the human mu-opioid receptor gene may increase morphine requirements in patients with pain caused by malignant disease
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 48 (10), 1232-9
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2004.00517.x, PubMed 15504181

Kvam TM, Baar C, Rakvåg TT, Kaasa S, Krokan HE, Skorpen F (2004)
Genetic analysis of the murine mu opioid receptor: increased complexity of Oprm gene splicing
J Mol Med (Berl), 82 (4), 250-5
DOI 10.1007/s00109-003-0514-z, PubMed 14991152

Oldervoll LM, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ, Lund JA, Loge JH (2004)
Physical exercise results in the improved subjective well-being of a few or is effective rehabilitation for all cancer patients?
Eur J Cancer, 40 (7), 951-62
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2003.12.005, PubMed 15093569

Ringdal GI, Ringdal K, Jordhøy MS, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Jannert M, Kaasa S (2004)
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in family members of cancer victims: results from a longitudinal intervention study in Norway and Sweden
Palliat Med, 18 (2), 108-20
DOI 10.1191/0269216304pm878oa, PubMed 15046407

Saltvedt I, Saltnes T, Mo ES, Fayers P, Kaasa S, Sletvold O (2004)
Acute geriatric intervention increases the number of patients able to live at home. A prospective randomized study
Aging Clin Exp Res, 16 (4), 300-6
DOI 10.1007/bf03324555, PubMed 15575124

Sundstrøm S, Bremnes R, Aasebø U, Aamdal S, Hatlevoll R, Brunsvig P, Johannessen DC, Klepp O, Fayers PM, Kaasa S (2004)
Hypofractionated palliative radiotherapy (17 Gy per two fractions) in advanced non-small-cell lung carcinoma is comparable to standard fractionation for symptom control and survival: a national phase III trial
J Clin Oncol, 22 (5), 801-10
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2004.06.123, PubMed 14990635

Sundstrøm S, Bremnes RM, Kaasa S, Aasebø U, Aamdal S, Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group (2004)
Second-line chemotherapy in recurrent small cell lung cancer. Results from a crossover schedule after primary treatment with cisplatin and etoposide (EP-regimen) or cyclophosphamide, epirubicin, and vincristin (CEV-regimen)
Lung Cancer, 48 (2), 251-61
DOI 10.1016/j.lungcan.2004.10.016, PubMed 15829326

Publications 2003

Brandberg Y, Michelson H, Nilsson B, Bolund C, Erikstein B, Hietanen P, Kaasa S, Nilsson J, Wiklund T, Wilking N, Bergh J, Scandinavian Breast Group Study 9401 (2003)
Quality of life in women with breast cancer during the first year after random assignment to adjuvant treatment with marrow-supported high-dose chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, thiotepa, and carboplatin or tailored therapy with Fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide: Scandinavian Breast Group Study 9401
J Clin Oncol, 21 (19), 3659-64
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2003.07.020, PubMed 14512398

Bremnes RM, Sundstrom S, Aasebø U, Kaasa S, Hatlevoll R, Aamdal S, Norweigian Lung Cancer Study Group (2003)
The value of prognostic factors in small cell lung cancer: results from a randomised multicenter study with minimum 5 year follow-up
Lung Cancer, 39 (3), 303-13
DOI 10.1016/s0169-5002(02)00508-1, PubMed 12609569

Hjermstad MJ, Evensen SA, Kvaløy SO, Loge JH, Fayers PM, Kaasa S (2003)
The CARES-SF used for prospective assessment of health-related quality of life after stem cell transplantation
Psychooncology, 12 (8), 803-13
DOI 10.1002/pon.708, PubMed 14681953

Holthe M, Rakvåg TN, Klepstad P, Idle JR, Kaasa S, Krokan HE, Skorpen F (2003)
Sequence variations in the UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B7 (UGT2B7) gene: identification of 10 novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and analysis of their relevance to morphine glucuronidation in cancer patients
Pharmacogenomics J, 3 (1), 17-26
DOI 10.1038/sj.tpj.6500139, PubMed 12629580

Jordhøy MS, Saltvedt I, Fayers P, Loge JH, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Kaasa S (2003)
Which cancer patients die in nursing homes? Quality of life, medical and sociodemographic characteristics
Palliat Med, 17 (5), 433-44
DOI 10.1191/0269216303pm774oa, PubMed 12882262

Klepstad P, Borchgrevink PC, Dale O, Zahlsen K, Aamo T, Fayers P, Fougner B, Kaasa S (2003)
Routine drug monitoring of serum concentrations of morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide and morphine-6-glucuronide do not predict clinical observations in cancer patients
Palliat Med, 17 (8), 679-87
DOI 10.1191/0269216303pm835oa, PubMed 14694919

Klepstad P, Dale O, Kaasa S, Zahlsen K, Aamo T, Fayers P, Borchgrevink PC (2003)
Influences on serum concentrations of morphine, M6G and M3G during routine clinical drug monitoring: a prospective survey in 300 adult cancer patients
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 47 (6), 725-31
DOI 10.1034/j.1399-6576.2003.00138.x, PubMed 12803591

Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Jystad A, Hval B, Borchgrevink PC (2003)
Immediate- or sustained-release morphine for dose finding during start of morphine to cancer patients: a randomized, double-blind trial
Pain, 101 (1-2), 193-8
DOI 10.1016/s0304-3959(02)00328-7, PubMed 12507714

Knobel H, Loge JH, Brenne E, Fayers P, Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S (2003)
The validity of EORTC QLQ-C30 fatigue scale in advanced cancer patients and cancer survivors
Palliat Med, 17 (8), 664-72
DOI 10.1191/0269216303pm841oa, PubMed 14694917

Kaasa S, Loge JH (2003)
Quality of life in palliative care: principles and practice
Palliat Med, 17 (1), 11-20
DOI 10.1191/0269216303pm662ra, PubMed 12597461

Oldervoll LM, Kaasa S, Knobel H, Loge JH (2003)
Exercise reduces fatigue in chronic fatigued Hodgkins disease survivors--results from a pilot study
Eur J Cancer, 39 (1), 57-63
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(02)00483-5, PubMed 12504659

Ringdal GI, Jordhøy MS, Kaasa S (2003)
Measuring quality of palliative care: psychometric properties of the FAMCARE Scale
Qual Life Res, 12 (2), 167-76
DOI 10.1023/a:1022236430131, PubMed 12639063

Risberg T, Bremnes RM, Vickers A, Wist EA, Kaasa S (2003)
[Does use of alternative medicine aggravate the survival prognosis in cancer?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 123 (5), 628-30
PubMed 12683189

Risberg T, Vickers A, Bremnes RM, Wist EA, Kaasa S, Cassileth BR (2003)
Does use of alternative medicine predict survival from cancer?
Eur J Cancer, 39 (3), 372-7
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(02)00701-3, PubMed 12565991

Publications 2002

Blumhuber H, Kaasa S, De Conno F (2002)
The European Association for Palliative Care
J Pain Symptom Manage, 24 (2), 124-7
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(02)00454-2, PubMed 12231128

Caraceni A, Cherny N, Fainsinger R, Kaasa S, Poulain P, Radbruch L, De Conno F (2002)
Pain measurement tools and methods in clinical research in palliative care: recommendations of an Expert Working Group of the European Association of Palliative Care
J Pain Symptom Manage, 23 (3), 239-55
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(01)00409-2, PubMed 11888722

Fayers PM, Jordhøy MS, Kaasa S (2002)
Cluster-randomized trials
Palliat Med, 16 (1), 69-70
DOI 10.1191/0269216302pm503xx, PubMed 11963457

Holthe M, Klepstad P, Zahlsen K, Borchgrevink PC, Hagen L, Dale O, Kaasa S, Krokan HE, Skorpen F (2002)
Morphine glucuronide-to-morphine plasma ratios are unaffected by the UGT2B7 H268Y and UGT1A1*28 polymorphisms in cancer patients on chronic morphine therapy
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 58 (5), 353-6
DOI 10.1007/s00228-002-0490-1, PubMed 12185559

Jordhoy MS, Kaasa S, Loge JH, Fayers P (2002)
Quality of life at the end of life: How is the solution far away? Reply
J. Clin. Oncol., 20 (6), 1704-1705

Jordhøy MS, Fayers PM, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Kaasa S (2002)
Lack of concealment may lead to selection bias in cluster randomized trials of palliative care
Palliat Med, 16 (1), 43-9
DOI 10.1191/0269216302pm523oa, PubMed 11963450

Klepstad P, Hilton P, Moen J, Fougner B, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S (2002)
Self-reports are not related to objective assessments of cognitive function and sedation in patients with cancer pain admitted to a palliative care unit
Palliat Med, 16 (6), 513-9
DOI 10.1191/0269216302pm587oa, PubMed 12465699

Klepstad P, Loge JH, Borchgrevink PC, Mendoza TR, Cleeland CS, Kaasa S (2002)
The Norwegian brief pain inventory questionnaire: translation and validation in cancer pain patients
J Pain Symptom Manage, 24 (5), 517-25
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(02)00526-2, PubMed 12547051

Kaasa S, Breivik H, Jordhøy M (2002)
Norway: development of palliative care
J Pain Symptom Manage, 24 (2), 211-4
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(02)00471-2, PubMed 12231148

Kaasa S, Loge JH (2002)
Quality-of-life assessment in palliative care
Lancet Oncol, 3 (3), 175-82
DOI 10.1016/s1470-2045(02)00682-4, PubMed 11902505

Materstvedt LJ, Kaasa S (2002)
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Scandinavia--with a conceptual suggestion regarding international research in relation to the phenomena
Palliat Med, 16 (1), 17-32
DOI 10.1191/0269216302pm470oa, PubMed 11963448

Mercadante S, Radbruch L, Caraceni A, Cherny N, Kaasa S, Nauck F, Ripamonti C, De Conno F, Steering Committee of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Research Network (2002)
Episodic (breakthrough) pain: consensus conference of an expert working group of the European Association for Palliative Care
Cancer, 94 (3), 832-9
DOI 10.1002/cncr.10249, PubMed 11857319

Ringdal GI, Jordhøy MS, Kaasa S (2002)
Family satisfaction with end-of-life care for cancer patients in a cluster randomized trial
J Pain Symptom Manage, 24 (1), 53-63
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(02)00417-7, PubMed 12183095

Saltvedt I, Mo ES, Fayers P, Kaasa S, Sletvold O (2002)
Reduced mortality in treating acutely sick, frail older patients in a geriatric evaluation and management unit. A prospective randomized trial
J Am Geriatr Soc, 50 (5), 792-8
DOI 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50202.x, PubMed 12028163

Sundstrøm S, Bremnes RM, Kaasa S, Aasebø U, Hatlevoll R, Dahle R, Boye N, Wang M, Vigander T, Vilsvik J, Skovlund E, Hannisdal E, Aamdal S, Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group (2002)
Cisplatin and etoposide regimen is superior to cyclophosphamide, epirubicin, and vincristine regimen in small-cell lung cancer: results from a randomized phase III trial with 5 years' follow-up
J Clin Oncol, 20 (24), 4665-72
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2002.12.111, PubMed 12488411

Thoresen L, Fjeldstad I, Krogstad K, Kaasa S, Falkmer UG (2002)
Nutritional status of patients with advanced cancer: the value of using the subjective global assessment of nutritional status as a screening tool
Palliat Med, 16 (1), 33-42
DOI 10.1191/0269216302pm486oa, PubMed 11963449

Publications 2001

Bjordal K, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Hammerlid E, Boysen M, Evensen JF, Biörklund A, Jannert M, Westin T, Kaasa S (2001)
A prospective study of quality of life in head and neck cancer patients. Part II: Longitudinal data
Laryngoscope, 111 (8), 1440-52
DOI 10.1097/00005537-200108000-00022, PubMed 11568582

Førde R, Aasland OG, Falkum E, Breivik H, Kaasa S (2001)
[Palliative sedation to dying patients in Norway]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 121 (9), 1085-8
PubMed 11354887

Hammerlid E, Bjordal K, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Boysen M, Evensen JF, Biörklund A, Jannert M, Kaasa S, Sullivan M, Westin T (2001)
A prospective study of quality of life in head and neck cancer patients. Part I: at diagnosis
Laryngoscope, 111 (4 Pt 1), 669-80
DOI 10.1097/00005537-200104000-00021, PubMed 11359139

Jerkeman M, Kaasa S, Hjermstad M, Kvaløy S, Cavallin-Stahl E (2001)
Health-related quality of life and its potential prognostic implications in patients with aggressive lymphoma: a Nordic Lymphoma Group Trial
Med Oncol, 18 (1), 85-94
DOI 10.1385/MO:18:1:85, PubMed 11778974

Jordhøy MS, Fayers P, Loge JH, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Kaasa S (2001)
Quality of life in palliative cancer care: results from a cluster randomized trial
J Clin Oncol, 19 (18), 3884-94
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2001.19.18.3884, PubMed 11559726

Jordhøy MS, Fayers P, Loge JH, Saltnes T, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Kaasa S (2001)
Quality of life in advanced cancer patients: the impact of sociodemographic and medical characteristics
Br J Cancer, 85 (10), 1478-85
DOI 10.1054/bjoc.2001.2116, PubMed 11720432

Klepstad P, Borchgrevink P, Hval B, Flaat S, Kaasa S (2001)
Long-term treatment with ketamine in a 12-year-old girl with severe neuropathic pain caused by a cervical spinal tumor
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 23 (9), 616-9
DOI 10.1097/00043426-200112000-00013, PubMed 11902308

Knobel H, Håvard Loge J, Lund MB, Forfang K, Nome O, Kaasa S (2001)
Late medical complications and fatigue in Hodgkin's disease survivors
J Clin Oncol, 19 (13), 3226-33
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2001.19.13.3226, PubMed 11432890

Kaasa S (2001)
Assessment of quality of life in palliative care
J Palliat Med, 4 (3), 413-6
DOI 10.1089/109662101753124093, PubMed 11596553

Kaasa S, Brenne E (2001)
[Palliative medicine]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 121 (22), 2576
PubMed 11668749

Kaasa S, De Conno F (2001)
Palliative care research
Eur J Cancer, 37 Suppl 8, S153-9
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(01)00260-x, PubMed 11602381

Ringdal GI, Jordhøy MS, Ringdal K, Kaasa S (2001)
Factors affecting grief reactions in close family members to individuals who have died of cancer
J Pain Symptom Manage, 22 (6), 1016-26
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(01)00363-3, PubMed 11738164

Ringdal GI, Jordhøy MS, Ringdal K, Kaasa S (2001)
The first year of grief and bereavement in close family members to individuals who have died of cancer
Palliat Med, 15 (2), 91-105
DOI 10.1191/026921601674021869, PubMed 11301674

Publications 2000

Bjordal K, de Graeff A, Fayers PM, Hammerlid E, van Pottelsberghe C, Curran D, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Maher EJ, Meyza JW, Brédart A, Söderholm AL, Arraras JJ, Feine JS, Abendstein H, Morton RP, Pignon T, Huguenin P, Bottomly A, Kaasa S (2000)
A 12 country field study of the EORTC QLQ-C30 (version 3.0) and the head and neck cancer specific module (EORTC QLQ-H&N35) in head and neck patients. EORTC Quality of Life Group
Eur J Cancer, 36 (14), 1796-807
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(00)00186-6, PubMed 10974628

Bye A, Tropé C, Loge JH, Hjermstad M, Kaasa S (2000)
Health-related quality of life and occurrence of intestinal side effects after pelvic radiotherapy--evaluation of long-term effects of diagnosis and treatment
Acta Oncol, 39 (2), 173-80
DOI 10.1080/028418600430734, PubMed 10859007

Jordhøy MS, Fayers P, Saltnes T, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Jannert M, Kaasa S (2000)
A palliative-care intervention and death at home: a cluster randomised trial
Lancet, 356 (9233), 888-93
DOI 10.1016/s0140-6736(00)02678-7, PubMed 11036893

Kasa S, Malvik H (2000)
Power, environmental politics, industry interests and party strategies: An analysis of the political barriers to an expansion of the CO2-tax in Norway
Tidsskr. Samfunnsforsk., 41 (3), 295-323

Klepstad P, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S (2000)
Effects on cancer patients' health-related quality of life after the start of morphine therapy
J Pain Symptom Manage, 20 (1), 19-26
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(00)00167-6, PubMed 10946165

Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2000)
Role of morphine-6-glucuronide in morphine analgesia - Reply
Eur. J. Clin. Pharmacol., 56 (8), 601

Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2000)
Start of oral morphine to cancer patients: effective serum morphine concentrations and contribution from morphine-6-glucuronide to the analgesia produced by morphine
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 55 (10), 713-9
DOI 10.1007/s002280050003, PubMed 10663448

Klepstad P, Kaasa S, Skauge M, Borchgrevink PC (2000)
Pain intensity and side effects during titration of morphine to cancer patients using a fixed schedule dose escalation
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 44 (6), 656-64
DOI 10.1034/j.1399-6576.2000.440605.x, PubMed 10903012

Klepstad P, Skogvoll E, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink PC (2000)
Circadian distribution of oral opioid consumption in cancer patients
Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol, 22 (10), 753-5
DOI 10.1358/mf.2000.22.10.802293, PubMed 11346897

Knobel H, Loge JH, Nordøy T, Kolstad AL, Espevik T, Kvaløy S, Kaasa S (2000)
High level of fatigue in lymphoma patients treated with high dose therapy
J Pain Symptom Manage, 19 (6), 446-56
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(00)00144-5, PubMed 10908825

Loge JH, Abrahamsen AF, Ekeberg, Kaasa S (2000)
Fatigue and psychiatric morbidity among Hodgkin's disease survivors
J Pain Symptom Manage, 19 (2), 91-9
DOI 10.1016/s0885-3924(99)00148-7, PubMed 10699536

Loge JH, Kaasa S (2000)
[Occurrence and diagnosis of psychiatric conditions in palliative medicine]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 120 (27), 3275-9
PubMed 11187168

Materstvedt LJ, Kaasa S (2000)
[Is terminal sedation active euthanasia?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 120 (15), 1763-8
PubMed 10904663

Stavem K, Loge JH, Kaasa S (2000)
Health status of people with epilepsy compared with a general reference population
Epilepsia, 41 (1), 85-90
DOI 10.1111/j.1528-1157.2000.tb01510.x, PubMed 10643929

Publications 1999

Bjordal K, Hammerlid E, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, de Graeff A, Boysen M, Evensen JF, Biörklund A, de Leeuw JR, Fayers PM, Jannert M, Westin T, Kaasa S (1999)
Quality of life in head and neck cancer patients: validation of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-H&N35
J Clin Oncol, 17 (3), 1008-19
DOI 10.1200/JCO.1999.17.3.1008, PubMed 10071296

Brenne E, Kaasa S, Falkmer U, Skaanes KO, Husby OS, Myhr G, Nilsen G, Bovim ER, Telhaug R (1999)
[Medullary compression in metastatic cancer]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (22), 3283-7
PubMed 10533411

Bye A, Ose T, Kaasa S (1999)
Food choice and nutrient intake among patients on a low-fat, low-lactose diet: experience from a prospective randomized study
J. Hum. Nutr. Diet., 12 (4), 273-285

Hammerlid E, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Bjordal K, Biörklund A, Evensen J, Boysen M, Jannert M, Kaasa S, Sullivan M, Westin T (1999)
A prospective multicentre study in Sweden and Norway of mental distress and psychiatric morbidity in head and neck cancer patients
Br J Cancer, 80 (5-6), 766-74
DOI 10.1038/sj.bjc.6690420, PubMed 10360654

Hjermstad M, Holte H, Evensen S, Fayers P, Kaasa S (1999)
Do patients who are treated with stem cell transplantation have a health-related quality of life comparable to the general population after 1 year?
Bone Marrow Transplant, 24 (8), 911-8
DOI 10.1038/sj.bmt.1701998, PubMed 10516705

Hjermstad MJ, Evensen SA, Kvaløy SO, Fayers PM, Kaasa S (1999)
Health-related quality of life 1 year after allogeneic or autologous stem-cell transplantation: a prospective study
J Clin Oncol, 17 (2), 706-18
DOI 10.1200/JCO.1999.17.2.706, PubMed 10080617

Hjermstad MJ, Loge JH, Evensen SA, Kvaløy SO, Fayers PM, Kaasa S (1999)
The course of anxiety and depression during the first year after allogeneic or autologous stem cell transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplant, 24 (11), 1219-28
DOI 10.1038/sj.bmt.1702046, PubMed 10642812

Jerkeman M, Anderson H, Cavallin-Ståhl E, Dictor M, Hagberg H, Johnson A, Kaasa S, Kvaløy S, Sundström C, Akerman M (1999)
CHOP versus MACOP-B in aggressive lymphoma--a Nordic Lymphoma Group randomised trial
Ann Oncol, 10 (9), 1079-86
DOI 10.1023/a:1008392528248, PubMed 10572606

Jordhøy MS, Kaasa S, Fayers P, Ovreness T, Underland G, Ahlner-Elmqvist M (1999)
Challenges in palliative care research; recruitment, attrition and compliance: experience from a randomized controlled trial
Palliat Med, 13 (4), 299-310
DOI 10.1191/026921699668963873, PubMed 10659099

Jønsson V, Hansen MM, Ljungman P, Kaasa S (1999)
Pharmacoeconomic considerations in treating patients with acute leukaemia
Pharmacoeconomics, 15 (2), 167-78
DOI 10.2165/00019053-199915020-00005, PubMed 10351190

Kaasa S (1999)
[Terminal care sedation]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (17), 2542-3
PubMed 10425912

Kaasa S, Loge JH, Knobel H, Jordhøy MS, Brenne E (1999)
Fatigue. Measures and relation to pain
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 43 (9), 939-47
DOI 10.1034/j.1399-6576.1999.430911.x, PubMed 10522741

Kaasa S, Materstvedt LJ (1999)
[Hope]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (9), 1313-5
PubMed 10327855

Loge JH, Abrahamsen AF, Ekeberg O, Kaasa S (1999)
Hodgkin's disease survivors more fatigued than the general population
J Clin Oncol, 17 (1), 253-61
DOI 10.1200/JCO.1999.17.1.253, PubMed 10458240

Loge JH, Abrahamsen AF, Ekeberg O, Kaasa S (1999)
Reduced health-related quality of life among Hodgkin's disease survivors: a comparative study with general population norms
Ann Oncol, 10 (1), 71-7
DOI 10.1023/a:1008315525997, PubMed 10076725

Petersen H, Hilt B, Kaasa S (1999)
[Sick leave while on a waiting list]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (21), 3137-9
PubMed 10522480

Ringdal K, Ringdal GI, Kaasa S, Bjordal K, Wisløff F, Sundstrøm S, Hjermstad MJ (1999)
Assessing the consistency of psychometric properties of the HRQoL scales within the EORTC QLQ-C30 across populations by means of the Mokken Scaling Model
Qual Life Res, 8 (1-2), 25-43
DOI 10.1023/a:1026419414249, PubMed 10457736

Stead ML, Brown JM, Velikova G, Kaasa S, Wisløff F, Child JA, Hippe E, Hjorth M, Sezer O, Selby P (1999)
Development of an EORTC questionnaire module to be used in health-related quality-of-life assessment for patients with multiple myeloma. European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Study Group on Quality of Life
Br J Haematol, 104 (3), 605-11
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2141.1999.01206.x, PubMed 10086801

Torsheim AK, Falkmer U, Kaasa S (1999)
[Hydration of patients with advanced cancer--is subcutaneous infusion a good solution?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (19), 2815-7
PubMed 10494201

Publications 1998

Bullinger M, Alonso J, Apolone G, Leplège A, Sullivan M, Wood-Dauphinee S, Gandek B, Wagner A, Aaronson N, Bech P, Fukuhara S, Kaasa S, Ware JE (1998)
Translating health status questionnaires and evaluating their quality: the IQOLA Project approach. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 913-23
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00082-1, PubMed 9817108

Filiberti A, Audisio RA, Kaasa S (1998)
Psychosocial issues
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol, 27 (2), 131-2
DOI 10.1016/s1040-8428(97)10019-1, PubMed 9571314

Gandek B, Ware JE, Aaronson NK, Alonso J, Apolone G, Bjorner J, Brazier J, Bullinger M, Fukuhara S, Kaasa S, Leplège A, Sullivan M (1998)
Tests of data quality, scaling assumptions, and reliability of the SF-36 in eleven countries: results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 1149-58
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00106-1, PubMed 9817132

Gandek B, Ware JE, Aaronson NK, Apolone G, Bjorner JB, Brazier JE, Bullinger M, Kaasa S, Leplege A, Prieto L, Sullivan M (1998)
Cross-validation of item selection and scoring for the SF-12 Health Survey in nine countries: results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 1171-8
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00109-7, PubMed 9817135

Hammerlid E, Wirblad B, Sandin C, Mercke C, Edström S, Kaasa S, Sullivan M, Westin T (1998)
Malnutrition and food intake in relation to quality of life in head and neck cancer patients
Head Neck, 20 (6), 540-8
DOI 10.1002/(sici)1097-0347(199809)20:6<540::aid-hed9>3.0.co;2-j, PubMed 9702542

Hjermstad MJ, Fayers PM, Bjordal K, Kaasa S (1998)
Health-related quality of life in the general Norwegian population assessed by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality-of-Life Questionnaire: the QLQ=C30 (+ 3)
J Clin Oncol, 16 (3), 1188-96
DOI 10.1200/JCO.1998.16.3.1188, PubMed 9508207

Hjermstad MJ, Fayers PM, Bjordal K, Kaasa S (1998)
Using reference data on quality of life--the importance of adjusting for age and gender, exemplified by the EORTC QLQ-C30 (+3)
Eur J Cancer, 34 (9), 1381-9
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(98)00136-1, PubMed 9849421

Keller SD, Ware JE, Bentler PM, Aaronson NK, Alonso J, Apolone G, Bjorner JB, Brazier J, Bullinger M, Kaasa S, Leplège A, Sullivan M, Gandek B (1998)
Use of structural equation modeling to test the construct validity of the SF-36 Health Survey in ten countries: results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 1179-88
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00110-3, PubMed 9817136

Keller SD, Ware JE, Gandek B, Aaronson NK, Alonso J, Apolone G, Bjorner JB, Brazier J, Bullinger M, Fukuhara S, Kaasa S, Leplège A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Sullivan M, Wood-Dauphinee S (1998)
Testing the equivalence of translations of widely used response choice labels: results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 933-44
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00084-5, PubMed 9817110

Kvien TK, Kaasa S, Smedstad LM (1998)
Performance of the Norwegian SF-36 Health Survey in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. II. A comparison of the SF-36 with disease-specific measures
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 1077-86
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00099-7, PubMed 9817125

Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ, Jordhøy MS, Wisløff F, Loge JH (1998)
Compliance in quality of life data: a Norwegian experience
Stat Med, 17 (5-7), 623-32
DOI 10.1002/(sici)1097-0258(19980315/15)17:5/7<623::aid-sim809>3.0.co;2-5, PubMed 9549811

Kaasa S, Knobel H, Loge JH, Hjermstad MJ (1998)
Hodgkin's disease: quality of life in future trials
Ann Oncol, 9 Suppl 5, 137-45
DOI 10.1023/A:1008452711224, PubMed 9926254

Kaasa S, Thoresen L (1998)
[Food habits and cancer]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 118 (22), 3399
PubMed 9800486

Loge JH, Ekeberg O, Kaasa S (1998)
Fatigue in the general Norwegian population: normative data and associations
J Psychosom Res, 45 (1), 53-65
DOI 10.1016/s0022-3999(97)00291-2, PubMed 9720855

Loge JH, Kaasa S (1998)
Short form 36 (SF-36) health survey: normative data from the general Norwegian population
Scand J Soc Med, 26 (4), 250-8
PubMed 9868748

Loge JH, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ, Kvien TK (1998)
Translation and performance of the Norwegian SF-36 Health Survey in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. I. Data quality, scaling assumptions, reliability, and construct validity
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 1069-76
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00098-5, PubMed 9817124

Risberg T, Lund E, Wist E, Kaasa S, Wilsgaard T (1998)
Cancer patients use of nonproven therapy: a 5-year follow-up study
J Clin Oncol, 16 (1), 6-12
DOI 10.1200/JCO.1998.16.1.6, PubMed 9440716

Skauge M, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S (1998)
[Self-evaluation of knowledge and competence with regard to the treatment of pain]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 118 (4), 536-40
PubMed 9520580

Wagner AK, Gandek B, Aaronson NK, Acquadro C, Alonso J, Apolone G, Bullinger M, Bjorner J, Fukuhara S, Kaasa S, Leplège A, Sullivan M, Wood-Dauphinee S, Ware JE (1998)
Cross-cultural comparisons of the content of SF-36 translations across 10 countries: results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 925-32
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00083-3, PubMed 9817109

Ware JE, Gandek B, Kosinski M, Aaronson NK, Apolone G, Brazier J, Bullinger M, Kaasa S, Leplège A, Prieto L, Sullivan M, Thunedborg K (1998)
The equivalence of SF-36 summary health scores estimated using standard and country-specific algorithms in 10 countries: results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 1167-70
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00108-5, PubMed 9817134

Ware JE, Kosinski M, Gandek B, Aaronson NK, Apolone G, Bech P, Brazier J, Bullinger M, Kaasa S, Leplège A, Prieto L, Sullivan M (1998)
The factor structure of the SF-36 Health Survey in 10 countries: results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment
J Clin Epidemiol, 51 (11), 1159-65
DOI 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00107-3, PubMed 9817133

Publications 1997

Hammerlid E, Bjordal K, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Jannert M, Kaasa S, Sullivan M, Westin T (1997)
Prospective, longitudinal quality-of-life study of patients with head and neck cancer: a feasibility study including the EORTC QLQ-C30
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 116 (6 Pt 1), 666-73
DOI 10.1016/S0194-59989770246-8, PubMed 9215381

Hammerlid E, Bjordal K, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Jannert M, Kaasa S, Sullivan M, Westin T (1997)
Prospective, Longitudinal Quality-of-Life Study of Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: A Feasibility Study Including the EORTC QLQ-C30
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 116 (6), 666-673
DOI 10.1016/S0194-5998(97)70246-8, PubMed 29389273

Kaasa S (1997)
[Palliative medicine]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 117 (5), 641-2
PubMed 9102950

Loge JH, Abrahamsen AF, Ekeberg O, Hannisdal E, Kaasa S (1997)
Psychological distress after cancer cure: a survey of 459 Hodgkin's disease survivors
Br J Cancer, 76 (6), 791-6
DOI 10.1038/bjc.1997.464, PubMed 9310248

Loge JH, Kaasa S, Hytten K (1997)
Disclosing the cancer diagnosis: the patients' experiences
Eur J Cancer, 33 (6), 878-82
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(97)00001-4, PubMed 9291809

Risberg T, Bremnes RM, Wist E, Kaasa S, Jacobsen BK (1997)
Communicating with and treating cancer patients: how does the use of non-proven therapies and patients' feeling of mental distress influence the interaction between the patient and the hospital staff
Eur J Cancer, 33 (6), 883-90
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(97)00025-7, PubMed 9291810

Risberg T, Kaasa S, Wist E, Melsom H (1997)
Why are cancer patients using non-proven complementary therapies? A cross-sectional multicentre study in Norway
Eur J Cancer, 33 (4), 575-80
DOI 10.1016/s0959-8049(96)00504-7, PubMed 9274437

Risberg T, Wist E, Melsom H, Kaasa S (1997)
[Use of alternative medicine among Norwegian hospitalized cancer patients]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 117 (17), 2458-63
PubMed 9265305

Publications 1996

Kiebert GM, Kaasa S (1996)
Quality of life in clinical cancer trials: experience and perspective of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr (20), 91-5
PubMed 8750477

Kaasa S (1996)
Is quality of life assessment possible and worthwhile?
EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY - 21ST ESMO CONGRESS, EDUCATIONAL BOOK, 209-212

Kaasa S, Klepp O, Hagen S, Wist E, Kvinnsland S (1996)
Treatment intention in hospitalized cancer patients in oncological wards in Norway: a national survey
Cancer Treat Rev, 22 Suppl A, 33-9
DOI 10.1016/s0305-7372(96)90061-4, PubMed 8625347

Kaasa S, Loge JH (1996)
[Communication between cancer patients and their physicians. Knowledge and attitudes]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 116 (9), 1065-6
PubMed 8658472

Loge JH, Kaasa S, Ekeberg O, Falkum E, Hytten K (1996)
Attitudes toward informing the cancer patient--a survey of Norwegian physicians
Eur J Cancer, 32A (8), 1344-8
DOI 10.1016/0959-8049(96)00087-1, PubMed 8869097

Ringdal GI, Götestam KG, Kaasa S, Kvinnsland S, Ringdal K (1996)
Prognostic factors and survival in a heterogeneous sample of cancer patients
Br J Cancer, 73 (12), 1594-9
DOI 10.1038/bjc.1996.300, PubMed 8664136

Risberg T, Wist E, Kaasa S, Lund E, Norum J (1996)
Spiritual healing among Norwegian hospitalised cancer patients and patients' religious needs and preferences of pastoral services
Eur J Cancer, 32A (2), 274-81
DOI 10.1016/0959-8049(95)00516-1, PubMed 8664041

Skauge M, Borchgrevink PC, Kaasa S (1996)
[Patients with cancer-related pain and other chronic pain. Priorities and assessment]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 116 (4), 473-7
PubMed 8644047

Wisløff F, Eika S, Hippe E, Hjorth M, Holmberg E, Kaasa S, Palva I, Westin J (1996)
Measurement of health-related quality of life in multiple myeloma. Nordic Myeloma Study Group
Br J Haematol, 92 (3), 604-13
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2141.1996.352889.x, PubMed 8616024

Wisløff F, Hjorth M, Kaasa S, Westin J (1996)
Effect of interferon on the health-related quality of life of multiple myeloma patients: results of a Nordic randomized trial comparing melphalan-prednisone to melphalan-prednisone + alpha-interferon. The Nordic Myeloma Study Group
Br J Haematol, 94 (2), 324-32
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2141.1996.d01-1802.x, PubMed 8759893

Publications 1995

Bjordal K, Freng A, Thorvik J, Kaasa S (1995)
Patient self-reported and clinician-rated quality of life in head and neck cancer patients: a cross-sectional study
Eur J Cancer B Oral Oncol, 31B (4), 235-41
DOI 10.1016/0964-1955(95)00010-f, PubMed 7492919

Bjordal K, Kaasa S (1995)
Psychological distress in head and neck cancer patients 7-11 years after curative treatment
Br J Cancer, 71 (3), 592-7
DOI 10.1038/bjc.1995.115, PubMed 7880743

Bjordal K, Mastekaasa A, Kaasa S (1995)
Self-reported satisfaction with life and physical health in long-term cancer survivors and a matched control group
Eur J Cancer B Oral Oncol, 31B (5), 340-5
DOI 10.1016/0964-1955(95)00039-9, PubMed 8704653

Bye A, Ose T, Kaasa S (1995)
Quality of life during pelvic radiotherapy
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 74 (2), 147-52
DOI 10.3109/00016349509008925, PubMed 7900512

Hjermstad MJ, Fossa SD, Bjordal K, Kaasa S (1995)
Test/retest study of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality-of-Life Questionnaire
J Clin Oncol, 13 (5), 1249-54
DOI 10.1200/JCO.1995.13.5.1249, PubMed 7738629

Hjermstad MJ, Kaasa S (1995)
Quality of life in adult cancer patients treated with bone marrow transplantation--a review of the literature
Eur J Cancer, 31A (2), 163-73
DOI 10.1016/0959-8049(94)00464-g, PubMed 7718320

Kaasa S (1995)
[Good pain relief or euthanasia?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 115 (18), 2232-3
PubMed 7544496

Kaasa S (1995)
[From the hospice movement to palliative medicine]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 115 (1), 58-60
PubMed 7531372

Kaasa S (1995)
Using quality of life assessment methods in patients with advanced cancer: a clinical perspective
Eur J Cancer, 31A Suppl 6, S15-7
DOI 10.1016/0959-8049(95)00493-3, PubMed 8534524

Kaasa S, Bjordal K, Aaronson N, Moum T, Wist E, Hagen S, Kvikstad A (1995)
The EORTC core quality of life questionnaire (QLQ-C30): validity and reliability when analysed with patients treated with palliative radiotherapy
Eur J Cancer, 31A (13-14), 2260-3
DOI 10.1016/0959-8049(95)00296-0, PubMed 8652253

Risberg T, Lund E, Wist E, Dahl O, Sundstrøm S, Andersen OK, Kaasa S (1995)
The use of non-proven therapy among patients treated in Norwegian oncological departments. A cross-sectional national multicentre study
Eur J Cancer, 31A (11), 1785-9
DOI 10.1016/0959-8049(95)00328-g, PubMed 8541101

Publications 1994

Bergman B, Aaronson NK, Ahmedzai S, Kaasa S, Sullivan M (1994)
The EORTC QLQ-LC13: a modular supplement to the EORTC Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) for use in lung cancer clinical trials. EORTC Study Group on Quality of Life
Eur J Cancer, 30A (5), 635-42
DOI 10.1016/0959-8049(94)90535-5, PubMed 8080679

Bjordal K, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Tollesson E, Jensen AB, Razavi D, Maher EJ, Kaasa S (1994)
Development of a European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) questionnaire module to be used in quality of life assessments in head and neck cancer patients. EORTC Quality of Life Study Group
Acta Oncol, 33 (8), 879-85
DOI 10.3109/02841869409098450, PubMed 7818919

Bjordal K, Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A (1994)
Quality of life in patients treated for head and neck cancer: a follow-up study 7 to 11 years after radiotherapy
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 28 (4), 847-56
DOI 10.1016/0360-3016(94)90104-x, PubMed 8138437

MJOSET L, KASA S (1994)
ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND TECHNO-ECONOMIC PARADIGMS - A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DIVERSITY: EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVES ON ECONOMIC ORDER AND DISORDER, 167-196

Publications 1993

Bye A, Ose T, Kaasa S (1993)
The effect of a low fat, low lactose diet on nutritional status during pelvic radiotherapy
Clin Nutr, 12 (2), 89-95
DOI 10.1016/0261-5614(93)90057-b, PubMed 16843293

Kaasa S, Kragh-Jensen E, Bjordal K, Lund E, Evensen JF, Vermund H, Monge O, Boehler P (1993)
Prognostic factors in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Acta Oncol, 32 (5), 531-6
DOI 10.3109/02841869309096113, PubMed 8217237

Kaasa S, Malt U, Hagen S, Wist E, Moum T, Kvikstad A (1993)
Psychological distress in cancer patients with advanced disease
Radiother Oncol, 27 (3), 193-7
DOI 10.1016/0167-8140(93)90073-h, PubMed 7692472

Souquet PJ, Chauvin F, Boissel JP, Cellerino R, Cormier Y, Ganz PA, Kaasa S, Pater JL, Quoix E, Rapp E (1993)
Polychemotherapy in advanced non small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Lancet, 342 (8862), 19-21
DOI 10.1016/0140-6736(93)91882-m, PubMed 8100290

Publications 1992

Bjordal K, Kaasa S (1992)
Psychometric validation of the EORTC Core Quality of Life Questionnaire, 30-item version and a diagnosis-specific module for head and neck cancer patients
Acta Oncol, 31 (3), 311-21
DOI 10.3109/02841869209108178, PubMed 1622651

Bye A, Kaasa S, Ose T, Sundfør K, Tropé C (1992)
The influence of low fat, low lactose diet on diarrhoea during pelvic radiotherapy
Clin Nutr, 11 (3), 147-53
DOI 10.1016/0261-5614(92)90075-2, PubMed 16839990

Dicato MA, Kaasa S, Campora E, Bleiberg H, Warnier P, Vindevoghel A, Cunningham D, Liebhard A, Upadhyaya BK (1992)
Efficacy of twice daily versus three times daily oral ondansetron in the prevention of chemotherapy induced emesis: a randomized, single-blind, multicentre study. The Ondansetron International Emesis Study Group
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol), 4 (5), 275-9
DOI 10.1016/s0936-6555(05)81098-2, PubMed 1390340

Fosså SD, Kaasa S, da Silva FC, Suciu S, Hengeveld MW (1992)
Quality of life in prostate cancer patients
Prostate Suppl, 4, 145-8
DOI 10.1002/pros.2990210523, PubMed 1574455

Hytten K, Kaasa S (1992)
[Information and support to cancer patients. Experience from a course for young cancer patients at the Montebello Center]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 112 (14), 1839-40
PubMed 1369612

Kaasa S (1992)
Measurement of quality of life in clinical trials
Oncology, 49 (4), 289-94
PubMed 1522984

Publications 1991

Kaasa S (1991)
[Administration procedures in the treatment with cytostatics]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 111 (16), 1985-6
PubMed 1866735

Kaasa S, Lund E, Thorud E, Hatlevoll R, Høst H (1991)
Symptomatic treatment versus combination chemotherapy for patients with extensive non-small cell lung cancer
Cancer, 67 (10), 2443-7
DOI 10.1002/1097-0142(19910515)67:10<2443::aid-cncr2820671008>3.0.co;2-k, PubMed 1849786

Kaasa S, Mella O, Kvikstad A (1991)
[Nausea and vomiting during treatment with cytostatics]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 111 (8), 941-4
PubMed 2042209

Kaasa S, Thorud E, Tausjø J, Wist E, Evensen JF, Gundersen S, Høst H (1991)
Phase I/II study of carboplatin and 5-fluorouracil in patients with advanced head and neck carcinoma
Eur J Cancer, 27 (5), 576-9
DOI 10.1016/0277-5379(91)90221-x, PubMed 1828964

Kaasa S, Aass N, Mastekaasa A, Lund E, Fosså SD (1991)
Psychosocial well-being in testicular cancer patients
Eur J Cancer, 27 (9), 1091-5
DOI 10.1016/0277-5379(91)90299-s, PubMed 1683558

Publications 1990

Kaasa S, Kvaløy S, Dicato MA, Ries F, Huys JV, Royer E, Carruthers L (1990)
A comparison of ondansetron with metoclopramide in the prophylaxis of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: a randomized, double-blind study. International Emesis Study Group
Eur J Cancer, 26 (3), 311-4
DOI 10.1016/0277-5379(90)90227-k, PubMed 2141487

van Liessum PA, Seynaeve C, de Mulder PH, Kaasa S, Lane-Allman E, Beex LV, Verweij J (1990)
Ondansetron in the prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting induced by cisplatin
Eur J Cancer, 26 (6), 769-70
DOI 10.1016/0277-5379(90)90144-i, PubMed 2144173

Aass N, Kaasa S, Lund E, Kaalhus O, Heier MS, Fosså SD (1990)
Long-term somatic side-effects and morbidity in testicular cancer patients
Br J Cancer, 61 (1), 151-5
DOI 10.1038/bjc.1990.31, PubMed 2297486

Publications 1989

Kaasa S (1989)
Psychosocial aspects of patients with lung cancer in controlled clinical trials
Cancer Treat Res, 45, 325-55
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4613-1593-3_18, PubMed 2577178

Kaasa S, Lund E, Høst H (1989)
[Personality and cancer]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 109 (23), 2345-7
PubMed 2772903

Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A, Lund E (1989)
Prognostic factors for patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, limited disease. The importance of patients' subjective experience of disease and psychosocial well-being
Radiother Oncol, 15 (3), 235-42
DOI 10.1016/0167-8140(89)90091-1, PubMed 2549582

Publications 1988

Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A (1988)
Psychosocial well-being of patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer. The importance of treatment- and disease-related factors
Acta Oncol, 27 (6b), 829-35
DOI 10.3109/02841868809094368, PubMed 2852948

Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A, Naess S (1988)
Quality of life of lung cancer patients in a randomized clinical trial evaluated by a psychosocial well-being questionnaire
Acta Oncol, 27 (4), 335-42
DOI 10.3109/02841868809093551, PubMed 2849460

Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A, Stokke I, Naess S (1988)
Validation of a quality of life questionnaire for use in clinical trials for treatment of patients with inoperable lung cancer
Eur J Cancer Clin Oncol, 24 (4), 691-701
DOI 10.1016/0277-5379(88)90301-x, PubMed 3289946

Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A, Thorud E (1988)
Toxicity, physical function and everyday activity reported by patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer in a randomized trial (chemotherapy versus radiotherapy)
Acta Oncol, 27 (4), 343-9
DOI 10.3109/02841868809093552, PubMed 2849461

Kaasa S, Melsom H, Lund E (1988)
[Brain metastases from breast cancer. Effect of radiation therapy]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 108 (12), 919-21
PubMed 3381205

Kaasa S, Olsnes BT, Mastekaasa A (1988)
Neuropsychological evaluation of patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer treated with combination chemotherapy or radiotherapy
Acta Oncol, 27 (3), 241-6
DOI 10.3109/02841868809093532, PubMed 3415853

Kaasa S, Olsnes BT, Thorud E, Høst H (1988)
Reduced short-term neuropsychological performance in patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer treated with cisplatin and etoposide
Antibiot Chemother (1971), 41, 226-31
DOI 10.1159/000416209, PubMed 2854444

Kaasa S, Thorud E, Høst H, Lien HH, Lund E, Sjølie I (1988)
A randomized study evaluating radiotherapy versus chemotherapy in patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer
Radiother Oncol, 11 (1), 7-13
DOI 10.1016/0167-8140(88)90041-2, PubMed 2830642

Wist E, Kaasa S, Thorud E (1988)
[High dose melphalan and autologous bone marrow transplantation in the treatment of small cell carcinoma of the lung]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 108 (27), 2271-4
PubMed 2849815

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