Ovarian cortex transplantation Time to move on from experimental studies to open clinical application

In the context of treating cancer, fertility preservation (FP) in young women is a major challenge. Many questions remain because controversial issues still exist (1). Unfortunately, only a small number of patients at risk of premature ovarian failure are referred to FP specialists to discuss different options (1). As reproduction specialists, we consider it vital to provide oncologists, hematologists, and all healthcare providers with accurate information, based on firm evidence, on fertility-sparing treatments, which could potentially have devastating consequences on their future quality of life.

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Authors

Jacques Donnez, M.D., Ph.D., Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, M.D., Ph.D., César Diaz, M.D., Ph.D., Antonio Pellicer, M.D., Ph.D.

Volume 104, Issue 5, Pages 1097-1098

Abstract

In the context of treating cancer, fertility preservation (FP) in young women is a major challenge. Many questions remain because controversial issues still exist (1). Unfortunately, only a small number of patients at risk of premature ovarian failure are referred to FP specialists to discuss different options (1). As reproduction specialists, we consider it vital to provide oncologists, hematologists, and all healthcare providers with accurate information, based on firm evidence, on fertility-sparing treatments, which could potentially have devastating consequences on their future quality of life.

Read the full text at: http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(15)01759-8/fulltext


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.

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