Aleksander Giwercman

Professor, consultant

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology


  • male reproductive function, fertility


My research group is focusing on reproductive aspects of cancer and cancer treatment in young males. We have been studying a cohort of young men treated for childhood cancer and another cohort of men who have been cured for testicular cancer. We looked at impact of cancer and cancer treatment on semen quality of these men and, subsequently, also on production of the male sex hormone, testosterone. We found that 30-40% of these young cancer survivors presented with signs of testosterone deficiency – a condition linked with increased risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disease as well as osteoporosis. Our future studies will focus on the impact of cancer and cancer therapy on the health of the children of young male cancer survivors. This will be done by molecular studies o spermatozoa from cancer survivors as well as by use of national registries.

Highlighted research outputs

Olof Ståhl, Heather A Boyd, Aleksander Giwercman, Morten Lindholm, Allan Jensen, Susanne Krüger Kjær, Harald Anderson, Eva Cavallin-Ståhl & Lars Rylander, 2011, In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 103, p. 398-406

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leon Brokken, Yvonne Lundberg-Giwercman, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Jakob Eberhard, Olof Ståhl, Gabriella Cohn-Cedermark, Gedske Daugaard, Stefan Arver & Aleksander Giwercman, 2013, In: Frontiers in Endocrinology. 4, Feb.,14, 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sigrid Isaksson, Jakob Eberhard, Olof Ståhl, Eva Cavallin-Ståhl, G Cohn-Cedermark, S Arver, Yvonne Giwercman & Aleksander Giwercman, 2014, In: Andrology. 2, 2, p. 252-258

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elin Aschim, J Oldenburg, W Kristiansen, Aleksander Giwercman, O Witczak, S D Fosså & T B Haugen, 2014, In: Human Reproduction. 29, 12, p. 2844-2851

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