Science | Researchers say artificial ovaries could preserve fertility for women fighting disease
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/12/18, 02:59 pm
Women diagnosed with cancer often face the risk that chemotherapy or radiation treatment will damage their ovaries and leave them infertile. Doctors can remove and freeze all or part of the ovary and its follicles to transplant after treatment, but ovarian tissue can sometimes harbor cancerous cells and reintroduce malignancy after transplant.
But recent research at University Hospital of Copenhagen Rigshospitalet in Denmark could offer women another option.