Bengt JeppssonProfessor emeritus

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology


Radiotherapy of tumors in the pelvic region is increasing used, e.g. gynaecologic, rectal and bladder cancer. Reaction in surrounding healthy tissue includes an acute inflammation followed in many instances by fibrogenesis causing strictures. The reaction in abdominal organs to radiotherapy is strong, since the inflammation is sustained by leakage thorough a deranged bowel wall. This project aims at the study of interaction between gut bacteria, bowel integrity and tissue damage. Since radiotherapy is invariably used electively preventive measures are of interest to reduce damage to organs unaffected by cancer growth, such as the gut.

Highlighted research outputs

Polistena, A., Louis Banka Johnson, Andrada Röme, Wittgren, L., Sven Bäck, Osman, N., Molin, G., Diya Adawi & Bengt Jeppsson 2011 In : The Journal of surgical research. 167, p. E137-E143

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Louis Banka Johnson, Diya Adawi, Agren, M. S., Jorgensen, L. N., Wittgren, L., Sören Mattsson, Blomquist, P., Gottrup, F. & Bengt Jeppsson 2006 In : Journal of Surgical Research. 133, 2, p. 136-142

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Louis Banka Johnson, Jorgensen, L. N., Diya Adawi, Blomqvist, P., Asklöf, G. B. S., Gottrup, F. & Bengt Jeppsson 2005 In : Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 48, 8, p. 1573-1580

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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