Fertility preservation for oncological reasons

Atsuko Kusuhara, Teresa K. Woodruff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


With the recent decrease in cancer mortality rates due to better treatment options, more cancer patients can now contemplate parenthood. Yet despite improved treatment methods, certain cancer treatment regimens can compromise fertility. To address this, recent fertility preservation methods, including ovary cryopreservation, have aimed to preserve fertility in patients preparing to undergo cancer treatment. Although this preservation process is complex and intensive, oncofertility preservation methods have demonstrated much potential. Currently, fertility preservation methods are offered to adults, adolescents and pre-pubertal children, and in so doing, give the possibility of future parenthood to many affected by cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128151457
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cryopreservation
  • Fertility
  • Follicle
  • Gamete
  • Hormone
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Oocyte
  • Radiation
  • Shielding
  • Sperm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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