Cancer biomarkers and fertility

We discuss the significant data linking infertility as a possible biomarker for cancer in infertile men and the burgeoning data linking them in infertile women.

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Volume 109, Issue 1, Pages 4–5


James M. Hotaling, M.D., M.S., Neri Laufer, M.D., Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.


Infertility has been increasingly recognized as a possible biomarker for cancer risk. There is significant data linking these two seemingly disparate diseases in infertile men and burgeoning data linking them in infertile women. Here we investigate the possible mechanisms whereby one shared genetic or epigenetic insult could confer increased risk for both infertility and cancer.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.