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Latest Fertility preservation Stories

2012-03-29 00:19:09

Treatments for childhood cancers are increasingly successful with cure rates approaching 80%, but success often comes with a downside for the surviving men: the cancer treatments they received as boys can leave them sterile as adults. Now, a research team led by Ralph Brinster of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has completed a 14-year experiment that gives hope for a technique that could restore their fertility.  Brinster is the Richard King Mellon...

2012-03-26 14:35:47

A new study has found that very few young women with cancer take steps to preserve their fertility while undergoing cancer therapy. Also, certain groups of young women are more likely to do so than others. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to provide counseling on fertility preservation in reproductive-aged women diagnosed with cancer. More than 120,000 women under 50 years of age are...

2012-03-15 15:57:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) announced today another successful healthy baby delivery from Egg Freezing. The procedure requires a woman's eggs (Oocytes) to be retrieved and then frozen via state-of-the-art technique, called vitrification. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/FL70989LOGO ) The technique utilizes a fast-freezing process that eliminates ice crystals on the egg that could severely damage the egg's...

2012-03-14 22:22:08

Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher. Fertility preservation -- freezing eggs or ovarian tissue -- was originally intended for women undergoing medical treatments that could affect their fertility. But now, fertility centers around the country are offering these technologies to women who are not undergoing...

2012-03-09 02:39:34

Quality-of-life issues gaining prominence as long-term cancer survival rates increase More than 80 percent of radiation oncologists discuss the impact of cancer treatments on fertility with their patients of childbearing age, which can lead to improved quality of life for young cancer patients who are living much longer after their original diagnosis thanks to modern treatment options, according to a study in Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the official clinical practice journal of the...

2012-01-26 12:15:52

For the first time in Germany, a woman has given birth to a child after removal and preservation of tissue from one of her ovaries. This course of action was necessary to avoid infertility owing to chemo- and radiotherapy. Andreas Müller and his colleagues report the case in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109[1-2]: 8-13). The majority of young female patients who need radio- or chemotherapy for treatment of a...

2011-12-14 14:00:00

Dr. Spencer Richlin Recognized by Peers STAMFORD, CT (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 Dr. Spencer Richlin, Surgical Director and Fertility Specialist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), has been honored by his peers by being rated one of Castle Connollyâs âœ2012 Top Docs.â The list of Fairfield County's outstanding doctors will appear in the January/February issues of Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien,...

2011-12-09 06:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As hundreds of scientists gathered today to discuss fertility preservation at the International Society for Fertility Preservation's 2nd World Congress in Miami Beach, Fla., American experts in reproductive endocrinology, urology and oncology announced the formation of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, a coalition to help newly diagnosed cancer patients in the United States access information about fertility preservation...

2011-10-24 09:29:00

Fertility preservation at time of diagnosis protects reproductive options CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five years ago, Sheri Scott was beginning a new chapter in her life. The recently engaged 31-year-old was eagerly browsing bridal magazines and busy planning for her big day. Unfortunately, just weeks following her engagement, Scott was diagnosed with breast cancer. Suddenly, she was juggling medical appointments and planning a double mastectomy instead of a...