Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman

Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman


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My research is focusing on hereditary factors in prostate cancer. It is well known that established prostate cancer is an androgen dependent malignancy, but it is not known whether androgens also are initiating the disease or if genetic variants in the androgen receptor play a role for the prostate specific antigen (PSA) secretion, which commonly is used in prostate cancer screening and follow-up. In order to investigate these issues, large cohorts of both patients and individuals from the general population are scrutinised, national registries utilised and interesting findings further evaluated in experimental settings.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology

Free keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • androgen
  • polymorphism


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