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Stem cell transplantation in Rhesus macaques treated with chemotherapy restores fertility
By admin at 2012-12-01 19:39
 

In what may provide new hope for young cancer patients. Spermatogonial stem cells have been harvested from rhesus macaques, frozen, and reimplanted after a typical dose of chemotherapy was administered to the primate patients. The stem cells were able to implant and generate functional sperm.

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Sperm banking before treatment preserves fertility in young male cancer patients
By Dross at 2007-07-23 22:48
 

A recent study at Hamilton Health Sciences proves that sperm freezing and banking is an effective way to preserve fertility in adolescents and young adult (AYA) males with cancer.

Researchers at the Centre for Reproductive Care, McMaster Children’s Hospital and the Juravinski Cancer Centre, all members of the Hamilton Health Sciences family of health care facilities, joined forces to investigate the benefits of proactively preserving sperm prior to starting cancer treatment in order to allow male cancer patients the opportunity to father biological children in the future.

In AYA male cancer patients, surgery, radiation and chemotherapyterm may cause transient or permanent infertility by affecting either ejaculatory or erectile function or by impairing the generation of sperm. (“The effects of cancer and cancer treatments on male reproductive function” by Drs Magelssen, Brydoy and Fossa).

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