1. Articles in category: Onco-Fertility

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    1. Hypothyroidism after cancer and the ability to meet reproductive goals among a cohort of young adult female cancer survivors.

      Hypothyroidism after cancer and the ability to meet reproductive goals among a cohort of young adult female cancer survivors.

      Fertil Steril. 2016 Jan;105(1):202-7.e1-2

      Authors: Chin HB, Jacobson MH, Interrante JD, Mertens AC, Spencer JB, Howards PP

      Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether developing hypothyroidism after cancer treatment is associated with a decreased probability of women being able to meet their reproductive goals. DESIGN: A population-based cohort study.

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    2. New Research from Memorial Sloan Kettering Highlights Fertility Concerns of Young Adult and Adolescent Cancer Survivors

      New Rochelle, NY —Nearly half of young adult survivors of adolescent cancers--more young men than women--report uncertainty about their fertility, according to the results of a new study. While females were more likely to describe feeling distressed and overwhelmed and tended to worry more about pregnancy-related health risks and cancer recurrence, both sexes had concerns about genetic risk factors and how infertility might impact their future lives, as described in the study published in Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (JAYAO), a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the JAYAO ...

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    3. Female fertility preserving practices at a pediatric unit: a challenge of multiprofessional and multidisciplinary cooperation.

      "Recommendations on fertility preservation indicate that discussing the problems early on is crucial to future success. It is unthinkable to simply provide information and offer the opportunity to choose a fertility preserving technique without helping and accompanying patients and their families in their decisions and choices on the matter."

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    4. Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

      Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

      "A baby boy in Belgium makes scientists think they're on the right track. He was born to a woman who at age 13 had removed before undergoing harsh treatment for . Doctors believe she had signs of puberty when the tissue was frozen, according to a recent medical journal report. Ten years later the tissue was thawed, and portions were grafted onto her remaining ovary. She gave birth last November after a normal pregnancy."

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    5. Fertility preservation knowledge, counseling, and actions among adolescent and young adult patients with cancer: A population-based study.

      "Discussion and action surrounding fertility preservation for AYA patients with cancer are associated with medical factors, patient socioeconomic data, and child-rearing status. These results highlight the need for insurance coverage for fertility preservation and increased awareness of fertility preservation options."

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    6. Fertility preservation in the male pediatric population: factors influencing the decision of parents and children.

      Abstract:
      STUDY QUESTION: How can the decision process for fertility preservation (FP) in adolescents and prepubertal boys be improved based on patient and parent feelings about FP counseling?
      SUMMARY ANSWER: The content of information given to patients and parents and hope for future parenthood appeared to positively impact on the decision to preserve fertility in the pediatric population and, therefore, deserves special attention to improve FP care.

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    7. Baby born from ovary frozen in mother's childhood - BBC News

      "The 27-year-old had an ovary removed at age 13, just before she began invasive treatment for sickle cell anaemia.   Her remaining ovary failed following the treatment, meaning she would have been unlikely to conceive without the transplant.  Experts hope that this procedure could eventually help other young patients.  The woman gave birth to a healthy boy in November 2014, and details of the case were published on Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction."

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      Mentions: Treatment
    8. Histology of Testicular Biopsies Obtained for an Experimental Fertility Preservation Protocol in Boys with Cancer.

      PURPOSE: Cryopreservation of testicular tissue with subsequent re-implantation after therapy has fertility perseveration potential for pre-pubertal boys with childhood cancer. We present the histology and the feasibility of testicular tissue procurement for this novel approach.

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    9. Contamination of Testicle Tissue by RT-PCR in Participants With Solid Tumors

      "For prepubertal patients, cryopreservation of testicular tissue is the only option available to preserve their fertility before cancer treatment. But testicular autograft raises the issue of the risk of reintroduction of potentially malignant cells. The aim of our study is to develop a specific and sensitive method for residual disease detection in the testicular tissue from patients treated for a solid tumor during infancy, whose fertility may have been compromised by treatments and who benefited of testicular tissue cryopreservation."

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    10. Contamination of Ovarian Tissue by RT-PCR in Participants With Solid Tumors

      "For prepubertal patients, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue is the only option available to preserve their fertility before cancer treatment. But ovarian autograft raises the issue of the risk of reintroduction of potentially malignant cells. The aim of our study is to develop a specific and sensitive method for residual disease detection in the ovarian tissue from patients treated for a solid tumor during infancy, whose fertility may have been compromised by treatments and who benefited of ovarian tissue cryopreservation."

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    11. An approach to fertility preservation in prepubertal and postpubertal females: A critical review of current literature.

      An approach to fertility preservation in prepubertal and postpubertal females: A critical review of current literature.

      Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Mar 4;

      Authors: Knight S, Lorenzo A, Maloney AM, Srikanthan A, Donen R, Greenblatt E, Gupta A

      Abstract Advancements in childhood cancer treatment have led to increasing survivorship, creating a greater emphasis on long-term management of patients, including quality of life and side effects from therapy; foremost of which is preserving fertility. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently revised their guidelines and recommend fertility preservation options be discussed at the earliest possible opportunity for newly diagnosed patients, including ...

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    12. Evidence-Based Oncology Looks at Preserving Fertility in Young Cancer...

      Evidence-Based Oncology Looks at Preserving Fertility in Young Cancer...

      "A major push is educating parents about options that are available, so they can advocate on behalf of their children. One impediment to preserving fertility is the disparity in healthcare coverage, starting with inconsistent definitions of what treatments remove a patient’s ability to someday have children."

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      Mentions: Treatment
    13. 'Will I be able to have a baby?' Results from online focus group discussions with childhood cancer survivors in Sweden.

      "The analysis resulted in the main category Is it possible to have a baby? including five generic categories: Risk of infertility affects well-being, Dealing with possible infertility, Disclosure of possible infertility is a challenge, Issues related to heredity and Parenthood may be affected. The risk of infertility was described as having a negative impact on well-being and intimate relationships. Furthermore, the participants described hesitation about becoming a parent due to perceived or anticipated physical and psychological consequences of having had cancer."

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