Ovarian Tissue Freezing Prior to Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy: a Study by the Oncofertility Consortium
- Female patient between the ages of 18 and 42 years.
- In need of imminent cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy or radiation
therapy, which is viewed as likely to result in a permanent and complete loss of
subsequent ovarian function or have a health condition that will result in premature
ovarian failure. These include, but are not limited to: abdominopelvic irradiation,
total body irradiation, alkylating-intensive chemotherapy, and removal of ovaries as
part of their cancer treatment.
- Reasonably good health.
- Two ovaries.
- Able to defer definitive cancer therapy for approximately 3 days until the patient
recovers from laparoscopic oophorectomy.
- Patients considered as high risk for surgical complications will be excluded from the