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About me

I am an academic surgeon focusing on oesophageal cancer. I hold two full tenured professorships (and senior consultant surgeon positions), one full-time at Karolinska Institutet (and Karolinska University Hospital) and one part-time at King's College London (and Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London). I lead collaborating research groups in these universities, and lead the Programme in Gastrointestinal Cancer at the School of Cancer Sciences at King's College London.

At KI, I am also member of the Nobel Assembly and Vice Chair of the Recruitment Committee.

Education

MD 1989

PhD 1999

Research description

CV: MD in 1989, specialist surgeon in 1996, doctorate (PhD) in 1999, associate professor in 2001, senior lecturer in 2003 and professor of surgery since 2006, all at Karolinska Institutet. Professor (Chair) at King's College London (and King's Health Partners London) since 2010. Previously supervised 34 doctorate students to completed PhDs (15 as main supervisor) and 15 post-doctoral researchers. Presently supervising 10 PhD students (7 as main supervisor) and 3 post-doctoral researchers.

Research Area

The research examines diseases and surgical procedures of the oesophagus and stomach, with a focus on causes, prevention and treatment of oesophageal cancer and conditions associated with this tumour, i.e. Barrett's oesophagus, gastro-oesophageal reflux and obesity.

Research Group: Upper GI Surgery

Publications, five selected among approximately 300 peer reviewed articles

Symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux as a risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Lagergren J, Bergström R, Lindgren A, Nyrén O
N. Engl. J. Med. 1999 Mar;340(11):825-31

Obesity and estrogen as risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux symptoms.
Nilsson M, Johnsen R, Ye W, Hveem K, Lagergren J
JAMA 2003 Jul;290(1):66-72

Novel approach to antibiotic prophylaxis in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG): randomised controlled trial.
Blomberg J, Lagergren P, Martin L, Mattsson F, Lagergren J
BMJ 2010 Jul;341():c3115

Hospital and surgeon volume in relation to survival after esophageal cancer surgery in a population-based study.
Derogar M, Sadr-Azodi O, Johar A, Lagergren P, Lagergren J
J. Clin. Oncol. 2013 Feb;31(5):551-7

Recent developments in esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Lagergren J, Lagergren P
CA Cancer J Clin 2013 Jul-Aug;63(4):232-48

Five recent articles

Hospital and surgeon volume in relation to survival after esophageal cancer surgery in a population-based study.
Derogar M, Sadr-Azodi O, Johar A, Lagergren P, Lagergren J
J. Clin. Oncol. 2013 Feb;31(5):551-7

Recent developments in esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Lagergren J, Lagergren P
CA Cancer J Clin ;63(4):232-48

Clinical management of obese patients with cancer.
Tao W, Lagergren J
Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2013 Sep;10(9):519-33

Extent of lymph node removal during esophageal cancer surgery and survival.
van der Schaaf M, Johar A, Wijnhoven B, Lagergren P, Lagergren J
J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2015 May;107(5):

Surgical Proficiency Gain and Survival After Esophagectomy for Cancer.
Markar S, Mackenzie H, Lagergren P, Hanna G, Lagergren J
J. Clin. Oncol. 2016 May;34(13):1528-36

Academic honors, awards and prizes

Elected member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet (since 2017).

"Embassador" for oesophageal cancer for the Lancet 2016-2019.

"Skandia´s Lennart Levi Research Prize" in 2011

Leader of a research constellation judged as "Outstanding" (highest possible) by an external research assessment (ERA2010)

"Distinguished Professor Award" in 2009

"The primary research supervisor at Karolinska" in 2007

"Major Research Scholarship in Surgery" in 2004, the first time it was awarded

"Axel Hirsch Prize in Cancer Research" in 2002.

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