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Latest Fertility preservation Stories

2009-04-02 11:01:51

Patients should be counseled on fertility preservation optionsIn female cancer patients of reproductive age, radiation treatment directly to the ovaries should be avoided because there is a direct relationship between certain types of radiation therapy and fertility problems, according to a review in the April 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).Radiation therapy to the pelvic...

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2009-03-19 14:25:54

For the first time, a method of preserving the possibility of conceiving children for females who must undergo cancer treatment that results in infertility has successfully come to fruition, Reuters reported.   A special procedure, developed by specialists at McGill University in Montreal, in which immature eggs ("oocytes") are removed from a woman's ovaries, then the oocytes are induced to mature in a lab dish, and finally they are preserved in a deep-freezer.  The oocytes...

2009-02-27 22:07:24

Oncofertility seeks to preserve the reproductive health of people diagnosed with cancer, but patients may not get treatment, U.S. researchers said. A leading oncofertility researcher and a breast surgical oncologist from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have written a guide to help doctors navigate their patients through new technologies to preserve patients' fertility and understand the fertility threats posed by cancer treatments. The guide offers strategies based on...

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2008-12-11 14:20:00

Doctors are celebrating the first successful ovary transplant from a volunteer, allowing her infertile twin sister to give birth to a healthy baby girl on November 11. The researchers said it is the first time an entire ovary has been transplanted and resulted in a live birth. The method may offer a way to preserve fertility for cancer patients or for women who want to wait until they are older to start families, the researchers wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Sherman...

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2008-11-10 11:25:00

A barren woman is about to deliver the world's first baby conceived after a complete ovary transplant. The 38-year-old was labeled infertile after her ovaries stopped working at the age of 15, which caused her to have an early menopause. After getting an ovary transplant from her twin sister, the woman will give birth shortly. The innovative surgery gives hope to more than 100,000 women who struggle through a premature menopause, but also to women receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in...

2008-10-24 18:00:43

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The day of true reproductive freedom for women has arrived. A new scientific study confirms the efficacy of a revolutionary egg selection and freezing process that, at long last, offers women a viable and reliable fertility preservation option. Developed and clinically tested by the scientists at ReproCure, a vanguard genetics products company, this process increases the live births derived from a cryopreserved egg almost seven-fold over the field's...

2008-10-03 12:00:05

DALLAS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 30, 2008, President Bush signed a funding measure that earmarked $20 million for the Department of Defense (DoD) Ovarian Cancer Research Program in FY 2009 -- a landmark occasion for members of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and the ovarian cancer community who have been advocating for an increase in funding from the $10 million allocated in recent years. NOCC Massachusetts Chapter President Barbara O'Brien, an ovarian cancer...

2008-09-04 18:00:06

Leading ovarian cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world gathered at the Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium today to hear about cutting-edge developments that may increase the chances of early detection of the disease. Dr. Patricia Kruk, from the University of South Florida, presented her research that could lead to using a non-invasive urine test for detecting ovarian cancer. Kruk said her research found that the amount of Bcl-2 levels was generally negligible in urine...

2008-08-26 15:00:00

During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we remember those whose lives have been affected by this deadly disease, and we underscore our commitment to battling ovarian cancer for the sake of women around the world. Each year, thousands of American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Many will lose their lives to this disease. Because ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, it is vital for women to make regular visits to their doctors for screenings and to...

2008-08-22 12:00:00

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hope Uncorked, exclusive wine tasting events to benefit Fertile Hope: a gala hosted by RMA of Michigan will take place on November 1, 2008 from 7-11 pm at Wyndgate Country Club, Rochester Hills, Michigan. Hope Uncorked is Fertile Hope's signature wine and food tasting event held annually in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. As first-time hosts of this event in the Metro Detroit area, RMA of Michigan hopes to duplicate the support...