Sophie Eriksson

Associate Researcher, PhD, Master of Science

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Immunology in the medical area


Radiotherapy is a well-established treatment method used for several cancer diagnoses. Ionizing radiation is directed towards the cancer cells and causes damages that lead to cell death. The irradiation can either given externally or as a systemic treatment with radioactive compounds. The properties of the irradiation might affect the treatment outcome.

Some treatments have been shown to cause immunogenic cell death, meaning that an immune response is evoked towards the dying tumor cell. This might result in a vaccine-like effect that can prevent the tumor from relapse and/or spread. Irradiation is thought to be able to induce immunogenic cell death and that this explains the rare abscopal effect.

I study the effects on tumor cells from different kinds of irradiation and whether the treatment cause immunogenic cell death.

Recent research outputs

Oskar Vilhelmsson Timmermand, Elgqvist, J., Beattie, K. A., Anders Örbom, Erik Larsson, Sophie E Eriksson, Thorek, D. L. J., Beattie, B. J., Thuy A Tran, David Ulmert & Sven-Erik Strand, 2019, In : Theranostics. 9, 8, p. 2129-2142 14 p.

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