Original Publication Date: 1 July, 2017
Publication / Source: Future Oncology
Authors: Christiani A Amorim & Ariella Shikanov
Cryopreservation and transplantation of ovarian tissue has proved to be a promising technique to safeguard fertility in cancer patients. However, with some types of cancer, there is a risk of transmitting malignant cells present in the cryopreserved tissue, so transplantation after disease remission is not advisable. To restore fertility in these patients, some research teams have been developing a transplantable artificial ovary, whose main goal is to mimic the natural organ.