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Latest Fertility preservation Stories

2011-01-03 21:02:17

Many young people who've just learned that they have cancer also are told that the therapies that may save their lives could rob them of their ability ever to have children. Infertility caused by chemotherapy and radiation affects a sizable population: Of the 1.5 million people diagnosed with cancer in 2009, nearly 10 percent were still in their reproductive years. The good news, according to an article in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com ),...

2010-09-21 13:23:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In efforts to increase awareness of fertility preservation options for cancer patients whose treatment may jeopardize their future fertility, Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) created the Sharing Hope Program in partnership with Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG Foundation. The cancer survivor and champion cyclist created the foundation in 1997 to provide reproductive information, emotional, and financial resources to...

2010-08-16 13:16:19

Although the use of ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation has lead to 13 live births in women with lymphoma or solid tumors, this method of fertility preservation may be unsafe for patients with leukemia, according to a recent study published online in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. The method involves removing and freezing ovarian tissue before the patient undergoes aggressive chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and then reimplanting the tissue once the...

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2010-07-01 05:45:00

Many fertility clinics have been traditionally reluctant to freeze and store eggs until a woman was ready to use them because of low success rates. But with increasing demand and higher success rates now being reported by clinics, more than half of US clinics will now do so, according to a new study. Women who are about to have cancer therapies are the ones most likely to use this option, which has been available for the past two decades or so. But two-thirds of egg-freezing clinics will...

2010-06-30 10:00:34

Scientists have discovered that when they transplant ovaries from young mice into aging female mice, not only does the procedure make the mice fertile again, but also it rejuvenates their behavior and increases their lifespan. The question now is: could ovarian transplants in women have the same effect? Dr Noriko Kagawa told the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Rome Tuesday June 29 that successful ovarian transplants increased the lifespan of...

2010-05-25 12:51:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Conceptions, an infertility practice in Raleigh, NC, announces IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval to commence a study on egg freezing - a newer technology that is growing in demand. While embryo and sperm freezing have been the standard of care for decades, egg freezing has been slower to achieve the same level of success. Unlike fertilized eggs (embryos) and sperm, which thaw well, the larger egg contains a considerable amount of...

2010-05-06 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Aykut Bayrak, a fertility specialist and the Medical Director of PRC/SIRM, reported the first baby delivered this week from a chromosomally tested frozen egg in Southern California. The baby was born May 3rd following In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment that involved egg freezing combined with a new genetic test called Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH). The birth paves the way for successful pregnancies for women who prefer to delay...

2010-04-27 13:30:00

New Technology Dramatically Increases a Woman's Chances of Having Her Own Biological Children Well Past the Age of Peak Fertility ROCKVILLE, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shady Grove Fertility, the nation's largest fertility and IVF center, announces the opening of its Center for Fertility Preservation, offering the most advanced technology in egg freezing. The new technology "flash freezes" a woman's eggs until she's ready to conceive, and yields significantly higher pregnancy...

2010-03-24 14:39:22

Barcelona, Spain -- At a time when more and more young women are surviving breast cancer and delaying childbirth, it is important to take their needs and wishes about their future fertility into consideration when deciding on treatment, the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7) in Barcelona will hear today (Wednesday). Dr. Anne Armstrong, from the Department of Medical Oncology, the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, will say that, although survival remains the most...

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2010-02-24 12:35:00

A Danish woman who had her fertility restored using ovarian tissue that was removed, stored, and then later reattached after cancer treatments, gave birth to two children, in what doctors are calling a world first. Stinne Holm Bergholdt, from Denmark, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in 2004 at the age of 27. Before she underwent chemotherapy, she had part of her right ovary removed and frozen. Her left ovary was already removed years earlier when doctors found a cyst that turned out to be...


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