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Professor Jesper Lagergren

Professor Jesper LagergrenJesper Lagergren is Professor and Chair of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer at King's College London (KCL) and Honorary Consultant of Surgery at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He is co-ordinator of the Programme in Gastrointestinal Cancer at KCL. In parallel, he is Professor and Consultant of Surgery at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also member of the Nobel Assembly.

Professor Lagergren received his MD in 1989, became a specialist in surgery in 1996, and got his doctorate in 1999. He became associate professor in 2001, senior lecturer in 2003 and professor in 2006 at Karolinska Institutet. In 2010 he became a Professor at KCL.

Professor Lagergren has thus far supervised 30 PhD candidates to completed theses (14 as main supervisor) and 18 postdoctoral researchers.

His research focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer and related disorders. 

He has published nearly 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including these 10 recent papers:

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

2. Lagergren J, Lagergren P. Recent developments in esophageal adenocarcinoma. CA Cancer J Clin 2013;63:232-48. 

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

4. Brusselaers N, Mattsson F, Lagergren J. Hospital and surgeon volume in relation to long-term survival after oesophagectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis. Gut 2014;63:1393-400. 

5. Schaaf Mv, Johar A, Wijnhoven B, Lagergren P, Lagergren J. Extent of lymph node removal during esophageal cancer surgery and survival. J Natl Cancer Inst 2015;107. 

6. Maret-Ouda J, Brusselaers N, Lagergren J. What is the most effective treatment for severe gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? BMJ 2015;350. 

7. Markar SR, Mackenzie H, Johar A, Lagergren P, Hanna GB, Lagergren J. Surgical proficiency gain and survival after esophagectomy for cancer. J Clin Oncol 2016;34:1528-36.

8. Lagergren J, Mattsson F, Lagergren P. Weekday of oesophageal cancer surgery and its relation to prognosis. Ann Surg 2016;263:1133-7.

9. Lagergren J, Mattsson F, Zylstra J, Chang F, Gossage J, Mason R, Lagergren P, Davies A. Extent of lymphadenectomy during oesophageal cancer surgery in relation to survival. JAMA Surg 2016;151:32-9.

10. Ness-Jensen E, Gottlieb-Vedi E, Wahlin K, Lagergren J. All-cause and cancer-specific mortality in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in a population-based cohort study (the HUNT study). Gut.

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