Young women interested in fertility preservation
should be referred to a reproductive specialist as soon as possible.
is still not considered a standard of care in the United States, although various special interest groups, such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), ASRM, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (see Figure 2) have all set guidelines for counseling patients with cancer about fertility preservation
Further, 70% of youth agreed that discomfort with a part of the body they don't identify with was a factor that influenced their decision or thoughts about fertility preservation
. Religious, financial, ethical, and demographic factors were not associated with willingness to delay treatment for fertility concerns.
"This is the first time that isolated human follicles have survived in a decellularized human scaffold and, as a proof-of-concept, it could offer a new strategy in fertility preservation
without risk of malignant cell re-occurrence," said Dr.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has recently updated its guidelines for fertility preservation
in cancer patients according to same pregnancy rate results obtained from both oocyte and embryo cryopreservation which were reported by American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (10).
options in the United States include egg, embryo, and ovarian tissue banking and ovarian transposition and ovarian transplantation.
The bill has the support of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Alliance for Fertility Preservation
Future directions in oncofertility and fertility preservation
: A Report from the 2011 Oncofertility Consortium Conference.
The following techniques of fertility preservation
are nowadays used in female cancer patients: cryopreservation of embryos and ova, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue, protective hormonal suppression of ovaries, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues and antagonists, and ovarian transposition in radiation therapy.
Kim, "Fertility preservation
in women with cancer," Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine, vol.
However, for children exposed to systemic chemotherapy, the cryopreservation of testicular tissue is the only hope for fertility preservation
. Established successful cryopreservation of testicular tissue and testicular cell suspensions has been reported with either reimplantation, allowing in vivo re-establishment of spermatogenesis, or in vitro culture for ex vivo spermatogenesis.