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2009-11-09 14:04:47

Parents support experimental procedure for preteen sons For parents of children with cancer, the hopeful news is that pediatric survival rates have steadily improved for decades. Among the bad news"”treatments that enable survival often cause infertility. Boys diagnosed with cancer who have reached puberty currently have an opportunity to preserve their fertility: before undergoing cancer treatment, they may have their semen frozen and preserved in sperm banks. Younger boys, however, do...

2009-11-04 10:48:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (RMA of New York) is proud to announce that Dr. Alan Copperman has joined the fertility advisory committee of LIVESTRONG, The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). The entire team of physicians, nurses and staff at RMA of New York have long been ardent supporters of Fertile Hope, prior to their joining forces with LAF. Dr. Alan Copperman, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and co-medical director of...

2009-08-12 08:35:00

Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Health Only Site in New York Metro Area to Offer This Breakthrough Procedure HARTSDALE, N.Y., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer patients who want to start a family in the future now have a new option. Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Health is the only site in the New York metropolitan area and one of approximately 25 sites across the country to offer a new treatment option to preserve fertility for female...

2009-08-12 07:44:00

Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can preserve fertility by keeping at least one ovary or the uterus without increasing the risk of dying from the disease, a new study finds. Although ovarian cancer occurs most often in older women, up to 17 percent of ovarian tumors occur in women age 40 or younger, many of whom have early stage disease. Surgery for ovarian cancer usually involves hysterectomy -- complete removal of the uterus and ovaries -- which not only results in the loss of...

2009-08-10 10:24:56

A new study finds that young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can preserve future fertility by keeping at least one ovary or the uterus without increasing the risk of dying from the disease. The study is published in the September 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.Most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed at later stages and in older women. However, up to 17 percent of ovarian tumors occur in women 40 years of age or younger, many of whom...

2009-07-24 07:20:23

The vast improvement in cancer treatment and increased survival rates have created a challenge for young cancer patients, since the chemotherapy and radiation treatments that save lives often threaten fertility. Techniques to safeguard fertility, such as freezing eggs for later embryo development, have low odds of success, leaving patients with limited reproductive options. That is beginning to change, as researchers improve techniques, mature human eggs in the laboratory, and discover...

2009-07-20 14:24:01

Cancer treatment has come a long way, leading to a multitude of therapy options and improved survival rates. These successes, however, have created a challenge for young cancer patients since chemotherapy and radiation treatments that often save lives threaten fertility. Techniques available to safeguard fertility, such as freezing eggs for later embryo development, have poor odds of success, leaving patients with very limited options for the future. But that is beginning to change as...

2009-07-14 10:31:49

Researchers grow immature egg cells in the laboratory for 30 daysResearchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have completed a critical first step in the eventual development of a technique to retain fertility in women with cancer who require treatments that might otherwise make them unable to have children.The researchers have developed a method to advance undeveloped human eggs to near maturity, in laboratory cultures maintained outside the body. The technique focuses on the...

2009-07-14 07:32:52

The tiny translucent egg nestled in the special laboratory gel was a mere 30 days old, but its four-week birthday caused researchers to quietly celebrate. This was the first time anyone had successfully grown a woman's immature egg cells, contained in a tiny sac called a follicle, to a healthy and nearly mature egg in the laboratory. When an egg is fully mature, it is ready to be fertilized.The researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have completed the first...

2009-07-13 18:01:00

U.S. medical scientists say they have grown immature human egg cells to near maturity in a laboratory. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researchers said their achievement marks the first time anyone has successfully grown a woman's immature egg cells, contained in a tiny sac called a follicle, to a healthy and nearly mature egg in the laboratory. When an egg is fully mature, it is ready to be fertilized. The scientists said their research, if successful in the next...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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