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Lea Kum
Dr. med. univ. Lea Kum

Department of Medicine I (Division of Palliative Medicine)
Position: Doctor-in-training

ORCID: 0000-0002-7751-7994
T +43 1 40400 77800


Advance Care Planning; Cachexia; Geriatric Assessment; Palliative Care; Parenteral Nutrition; Patient Care

Research group(s)


  • Untersuchung von Outcome-beeinflussenden Kachexie-assoziierten Zytokinen und laborchemischen Parametern von Patientinnen und Patienten mit fortgeschrittenen Krebserkrankungen unter parenteraler Ernährung (2021)
    Source of Funding: Medical Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the City of Vienna, City of Vienna Fund for Innovative Interdisciplinary Cancer Research
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Kum, L. et al. (2022) ‘Kidney Function Worsening Is Linked to Parenteral-Nutrition-Dependent Survival in Palliative Care Patients’, Nutrients, 14(4), p. 769. Available at:
  2. Kieler, M. et al. (2022) ‘C-reactive protein and white blood cell count are adverse prognostic markers for patients with advanced cancer on parenteral nutrition in a palliative care unit setting: A retrospective cohort study’, Palliative Medicine, 36(3), pp. 540–548. Available at:
  3. Kum, L. et al. (2023) ‘Routine laboratory parameters to support decision on parenteral nutrition in palliative care’, Frontiers in Nutrition, 10. Available at:
  4. Kitta, A. et al. (2023) ‘Statements of Austrian hospices and palliative care units after the implementation of the law on assisted suicide’, Wiener klinische Wochenschrift [Preprint]. Available at:
  5. Adamidis, F. et al. (2022) ‘The potential of medical comics to teach palliative care skills: a cross-sectional study of 668 medical students’, Annals of Palliative Medicine, 11(11), pp. 3436–3443. Available at: