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Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation

18 Years
40 Years
Open (Enrolling)

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Trial Information

Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation

Inclusion Criteria:

- Will undergo surgery, chemotherapy, drug treatment and/or radiation for the treatment
or prevention of a medical condition or malignancy which are likely to result in
permanent loss of subsequent ovarian function or diminished fertility

- Have a medical condition or malignancy that requires removal of all or part of one or
both ovaries

- Patients may have newly diagnosed or recurrent disease

- Be in good health so as to be able to undergo laparoscopic surgery as determined by
history and physical examinations, and consultation with the medical oncologist,
reproductive endocrinologist, surgeon and anesthesiologist

Exclusion Criteria:

- Moderate to high-risk of ovarian failure due to treatment

- Documented ovarian metastasis

- HIV or hepatitis (B, C)-positive serology

- Absolute surgical contraindications

- ECOG performance status of 0 or 1

- Pregnancy

- Women with psychological, psychiatric, or other conditions which prevent giving fully
informed consent

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:


Outcome Description:

Safety, which will be assessed by tracking the number of minor and major complications of the procedure including the following: Minor: Local infection Major: Blood loss requiring blood transfusion, major infection requiring admission or parental antibiotics, injury to surrounding organs requiring further procedures, hospitalization due to unforeseen operative complication

Outcome Time Frame:

10 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

David Ryley, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Boston IVF


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

May 2012

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Infertility
  • Fertility preservation
  • Ovarian Tissue
  • Cryopreservation
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Infertility



Newton Wellesley HospitalNewton, Massachusetts  02462
Boston IVFWaltham, Massachusetts  02451