COSA:AYA cancer fertility preservation/Options for fertility preservation/Alternative and future forms of ovarian protection

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Alternative and future forms of ovarian protection

The oral contraceptive pill has been used as ovarian protection during cancer treatment but there is no substantial evidence to support this.[1]

There are various immunomodulators and other products currently in phase 2 evaluation for ovarian protection.

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References

  1. Ben-Aharon I, Gafter-Gvili A, Leibovici L, Stemmer SM. Pharmacological interventions for fertility preservation during chemotherapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2010 Aug;122(3):803-11 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20571868.

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