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Latest Fertility preservation Stories

2009-07-09 08:32:01

 Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that survival among women with ovarian cancer is influenced by age of menarche and total number of lifetime ovulatory cycles.This finding suggests that hormonal activity over the course of a woman's lifetime may influence the prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Results of this study are published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer...

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2009-06-29 12:45:15

A new, two-step method of ovarian transplant has had excellent results, giving women a greater ability to conceive after cancer treatment or when older, doctors announced Monday.  The technique successfully and quickly restored ovarian function enabling two patients to become pregnant. Scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer before, since chemotherapy often leaves them infertile. The ovaries are removed before the toxic treatment begins in order to re-implant...

2009-06-29 09:02:16

A new test examining chromosomes in human eggs a few hours after fertilisation can identify those that are capable of forming a healthy baby, a researcher told the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday 29 June). Dr. Elpida Fragouli, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford, UK, and Reprogenetics UK, said that her team's work had already enabled seven ongoing pregnancies in a group of older women with a...

2009-06-04 04:00:00

NEW YORKJune 4 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cryobank, a leader in reproductive tissue banking, announced today the opening of its first off-site collection center at Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New York, a full service fertility treatment center. The off-site collection center will provide fertility preservation services to patients in the New York metropolitan area. Known worldwide for outstanding donor semen services, California Cryobank also provides fertility preservation...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.