Current Clinical Studies

Oncofertility

Ovarian Tissue Freezing For Fertility Preservation in Females Facing a Fertility Threatening Medical Diagnosis or Treatment Regimen: A Study by the National Physicians Cooperative of the Oncofertility Consortium

Status: Open Enrollment. Eligible patients should be referred for fertility preservation consultation from the REI physicians.

Summary: Study will aim to collect and cryopreserve ovarian tissue from reproductive age women about to undergo chemo or radiation treatment for cancer:

  1. to attempt to preserve fertility options for reproductive age women who are soon to be undergoing chemo or radiation therapy that is likely to cause ovarian destruction and subsequent sterility and
  2. to obtain tissue for basic science research into in vitro maturation, ovarian or follicular cryopreservation, or other basic work that would improve our ability to provide fertilizable oocytes to women undergoing cancer treatment or other treatments that may sterilize the ovaries.

Coordinator: Dina Itani
Primary Investigator: Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli