Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Prostate cancer, androgen, polymorphism


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.

Highlighted research outputs

Yasir Ruhayel, Aleksander Giwercman, David Ulmert, Lars Rylander, Anders Bjartell, Jonas Manjer, Göran Berglund & Yvonne Giwercman, 2010, In: Cancer Causes and Control. Jul 1, p. 1635-1643

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Hannah Nenonen, Christel Björk, Paal Skjaerpe, Aleksander Giwercman, Lars Rylander, J Svartberg & Yvonne Giwercman, 2010, In: Molecular Human Reproduction. 16, p. 153-157

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Magdalena Bentmar Holgersson, Aleksander Giwercman, Anders Bjartell, Frederick C W Wu, Ilpo T Huhtaniemi, Terence W O'Neill, Neil Pendleton, Dirk Vanderschueren, Michael E J Lean, Thang S Han, Joseph D Finn, Krzysztof Kula, Gianni Forti, Felipe F Casanueva, György Bartfai, Margus Punab & Yvonne Giwercman, 2014, In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 23, 10, p. 2048-2056

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Alessandro Andreucci, Emina Mocevic, Bo A Jönsson, Aleksander Giwercman, Yvonne Giwercman, Gunnar Toft, Thomas Lundh, Davide Bizzaro, Ina Olmer Specht & Jens Peter Bonde, 2015, In: Reproductive Toxicology. 53, Feb 3, p. 33-38

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