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Latest Fertility preservation Stories

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...

2010-01-21 12:15:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertility specialists responsible for the first pregnancy in the Pacific Northwest resulting from frozen human eggs are hailing new research showing that frozen eggs can be as effective as fresh eggs in helping previously infertile women achieve pregnancy. Among new studies presented at the meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in October was one from Reproductive Biology Associates of Atlanta, finding that 85 percent of eggs survived...

2009-12-19 00:15:25

New findings may help explain why women who carry a mutated BRCA1 gene have greater rates of infertility as well as a greater risk for breast and ovarian cancer A New York Medical College physician who specializes in restoring or preserving fertility in female cancer patients has discovered a possible link between the presence of breast cancer genes and infertility. In a paper published last week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology...

2009-12-11 09:46:00

Westchester Medical Center Physician and Fertility Preservation Expert leads study examining the association of breast cancer genes, breast cancer and infertility VALHALLA, N.Y., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study published online this week in the leading cancer journal, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Westchester Medical Center Physician Dr. Kutluk Oktay, MD, Director, Division of Reproductive Medicine & Infertility concluded that mutations in the BRCA1 gene (gene associated...

2009-11-12 11:59:00

Study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds fertility preservation is safe option A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that breast cancer patients under 40 years old who undergo fertility preservation do not face a significant delay in the treatment of their disease when their care is coordinated in a timely fashion. "Easy access and good communication among surgeons, medical oncologists and reproductive...

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...