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Dr Erik Wibowo

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsB Med Sci (Hons) (University of Sydney) PhD (Dalhousie University)
Research summaryHormones and behaviour
MembershipsInternational Academy of Sex Research, Canadian Sex Research Forum

Research

Dr Wibowo is interested in understanding the side effects of androgen deprivation (ADT) in prostate cancer patients. Men with systemic prostate cancer are commonly prescribed ADT in order to slow down the cancer growth. ADT, however, deprives men of testosterone. ADT results in numerous side effects that detrimentally impair the quality of life of both patients and their partners.

Dr Wibowo plans to further investigate the impact of androgen deprivation on sexual, sleep and cognitive functions in both prostate cancer patients and on animal models.

Publications

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. (2018). Sexual aids for gay and bisexual men and transgender women after prostate cancer treatments. In J. M. Ussher, J. Perz & S. Rosser (Eds.), Gay & bisexual men living with prostate cancer. (pp. 164-179). New York, NY: Harrington Park Press. doi: 10.17312/harringtonparkpress/2018.06.gbmlpc.010

Wibowo, E., Wassersug, R., Robinson, J., Matthew, A., McLeod, D., & Walker, L. (2018). How are prostate cancer patients managing androgen deprivation therapy side effects? Clinical Genitourinary Cancer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2018.12.006

Wassersug, R., & Wibowo, E. (2017). Non-pharmacological and non-surgical strategies to promote sexual recovery for men with erectile dysfunction. Translational Andrology & Urology, 6(Suppl. 5), S776-S794. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.04.09

Wibowo, E. (2017). Cognitive impacts of estrogen treatment in androgen-deprived males: What needs to be resolved. Current Neuropharmacology, 15(7), 1043-1055. doi: 10.2174/1570159X15666170313122555

Wibowo, E., Pollock, P. A., Hollis, N., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Tamoxifen in men: A review of adverse events. Andrology, 4(5), 776-788. doi: 10.1111/andr.12197

Chapter in Book - Research

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. (2018). Sexual aids for gay and bisexual men and transgender women after prostate cancer treatments. In J. M. Ussher, J. Perz & S. Rosser (Eds.), Gay & bisexual men living with prostate cancer. (pp. 164-179). New York, NY: Harrington Park Press. doi: 10.17312/harringtonparkpress/2018.06.gbmlpc.010

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Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Wassersug, R., Robinson, J., Matthew, A., McLeod, D., & Walker, L. (2018). How are prostate cancer patients managing androgen deprivation therapy side effects? Clinical Genitourinary Cancer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2018.12.006

Wassersug, R., & Wibowo, E. (2017). Non-pharmacological and non-surgical strategies to promote sexual recovery for men with erectile dysfunction. Translational Andrology & Urology, 6(Suppl. 5), S776-S794. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.04.09

Wibowo, E. (2017). Cognitive impacts of estrogen treatment in androgen-deprived males: What needs to be resolved. Current Neuropharmacology, 15(7), 1043-1055. doi: 10.2174/1570159X15666170313122555

Wibowo, E., Pollock, P. A., Hollis, N., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Tamoxifen in men: A review of adverse events. Andrology, 4(5), 776-788. doi: 10.1111/andr.12197

Handy, A. B., Jackowich, R. A., Wibowo, E., Johnson, T. W., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Gender preference in the sexual attractions, fantasies, and relationships of voluntarily castrated men. Sexual Medicine, 4(1), e51-e59. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2015.11.001

Wibowo, E., Calich, H. J., Currie, R. W., & Wassersug, R. J. (2015). Prolonged androgen deprivation may influence the autoregulation of estrogen receptors in the brain and pelvic floor muscles of male rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 286, 128-135. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.03.003

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. J. (2013). The effect of estrogen on the sexual interest of castrated males: Implications to prostate cancer patients on androgen-deprivation therapy. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 87(3), 224-238. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2013.01.006

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. J. (2013). Does the timing of estrogen administration after castration affect its ability to preserve sexual interest in male rats? Exploring the critical period hypothesis. Physiology & Behavior, 110-111, 63-72. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.12.010

Wibowo, E., Deurveilher, S., Wassersug, R. J., & Semba, K. (2012). Estradiol treatment modulates spontaneous sleep and recovery after sleep deprivation in castrated male rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 226(2), 456-464. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.09.045

Wibowo, E., Brockhausen, J., & Köppl, C. (2009). Efferent innervation to the auditory basilar papilla of scincid lizards. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 516(1), 74-85. doi: 10.1002/cne.22101

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Journal - Research Other

Wibowo, E., Johnson, T. W., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Infertility, impotence, and emasculation: Psychosocial contexts for abandoning reproduction [Invited review]. Asian Journal of Andrology, 18(3), 403-408. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.173937

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Multiple orgasms in men: What we know so far. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 4(2), 136-148. doi: 10.1016/j.sxmr.2015.12.004

Wibowo, E., Schellhammer, P. F., Montie, J. E., Lange, P. H., Goldenberg, S. L., & Wassersug, R. J. (2015). 'Should I get a PSA test?' The question is not that simple. Trends in Urology & Men's Health, 6(5), 31-34. doi: 10.1002/tre.484

Wibowo, E., Wassersug, R., Warkentin, K., Walker, L., Robinson, J., Brotto, L., & Johnson, T. (2012). Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on sexual function: A response. Asian Journal of Andrology, 14(5), 793-794. doi: 10.1038/aja.2012.60

Wibowo, E., Schellhammer, P., & Wassersug, R. J. (2011). Role of estrogen in normal male function: Clinical implications for patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. Journal of Urology, 185(1), 17-23. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.08.094

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