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Infertility experts offer new hope to women having cancer treatment

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.769a (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:769
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Women of reproductive age who face cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation may be able to prevent premature menopause and preserve fertility by having their ovaries removed before treatment and ovarian tissue reimplanted later (JAMA 2001;286:1490-3).

    Infertility experts in the United States have restored ovarian endocrine function to two women who faced premature menopause secondary to cancer treatment and surgery. The team was led by Dr Kutluk Oktay, a reproductive endocrinologist from the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Weill College of Medicine, Cornell University Medical Center, in New …

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