Prospects of Rescuing Young Eggs for Oncofertility

Michael J. Bertoldo*, Johan Smitz, Lindsay E. Wu, Hoi Chang Lee, Teresa K. Woodruff, Robert B. Gilchrist

*Corresponding author for this work

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Childhood cancer patients undergoing cancer therapy can be rendered infertile during adulthood. With more girls surviving cancer, fertility preservation in young cancer patients is a major clinical challenge. Advances in egg culture may offer benefits for the fertility of these patients in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-711
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2020


  • cancer survival
  • fertility preservation
  • infertility
  • oocyte in vitro maturation
  • oocyte quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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