Ovarian Tissue Freezing For Fertility Preservation In Women Facing A Fertility Threatening Medical Diagnosis Or Treatment Regimen: A Study By The National Physicians Cooperative of the Oncofertility Consortium At Northwestern University
Women who have not yet undergone this procedure, and who present to the Fertility
Consultants desiring fertility preservation, will be offered participation in the study.
Subjects will undergo an initial visit which will include a blood draw, ultrasound, and any
additional tests or exams that are medically indicated for the subject's diagnosis in
preparation for surgery. Subjects will then undergo an oophorectomy surgery (removal of one
or both ovaries). Following removal, subject's ovarian tissue will be cryopreserved (frozen)
and stored for possible future use. We also plan to collect subjects medical history
information to enter into a research database. Subjects will be followed until they decide
to use their tissue for fertility purposes.
We will also retrospectively enroll women who have already undergone this procedure by
contacting them by mail and offering participation in our ovarian tissue cryopreservation
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
This study will provide a pool of research ovarian tissue to use to develop and test methods to expand the range of fertility preservation options available to female cancer patients.
May 2009 - January 2010
David M Lee, MD
Oregon Health and Sciences University
United States: Institutional Review Board
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