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The Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh (https://fertilitypreservationpittsburgh.org/), a member of the Oncofertility Consortium, is enrolling patients for ovarian tissue transplantation. This IRB-approved experimental protocol is open to:

  • Women between the ages of 18-45 years;
  • Who have previously cryopreserved and stored cortical ovarian tissue that is available for autologous transplantation (transplantation back into their own body);
  • Who have ovarian insufficiency;
  • Who are candidates for pregnancy;
  • Who have written clearance for the procedure from the physician treating the...
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The iExperiment project is an ongoing collaboration between the Oncofertility Consortium and NUIT A&RT. The office-based systems include large displays, high-definition cameras and Vidyo equipment, which allow full participation and interaction with ...
A publication in Human Reproduction highlights the ability to culture secondary follicles from cryopreserved macaque ovarian tissue. The authors Ting, Yeoman, Lawson, and Zelinski compared ovarian tissue after slow-freezing or vitrification and found that ...
In a recent publication in Tissue Engineering, Oncofertility Consortium researchers examined the use of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) in conjunction with a 3D-hydrogel-supported culture of ovarian follicles. Authors, Tagler, Tu, Smith, Anderson, ...
In a publication in Tissue Engineering, Oncofertility Consortium researchers identified new methods that may be utilized to increase the success of ovarian transplantation after cryopreservation. When ovarian tissue is transplanted back into a woman who ...
In a publication from Human Reproduction, Oncofertility Consortium researchers investigate how common patient-specific variables, such as age, weight, and stage in the menstrual cycle, may affect the culture of ovarian follicles. Authors, Hirshfeld-Cytron ...
The field of adolescent and young adult oncology (AYAO) is developing and evolving, providing fertile ground for debate, discussion and the exchange of opinions. In the “Controversies” feature of the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, the ...
In this new study, the authors used the characteristic architecture of the rhesus macaque ovary, which is similar to the human ovary in terms of morphology and physiology, to devise robust isolation and culture methods for primate primordial follicles. ...
Survival takes precedence for adolescent patients with cancer and their families. Patients may not discuss their treatments’ potential to damage their reproductive capacity, which has significant psychological late effects in survivorship. This new study ...
HopeLab Game Study English Not sex-specific News Article Not age-specific 2 ...
Oncofertility Consortium researchers David M. Lee, MD, and  Mary B. Zelinski, PhD discuss battling cancer while maintaining the ability to have kids on The OHSU Effect: Inside Health & Science news radio show. Mary Zelinski is an Associate Scientist ...

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