Ovarian cortex transplantation Time to move on from experimental studies to open clinical application

Jacques Donnez, M.D., Ph.D., Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, M.D., Ph.D., César Diaz, M.D., Ph.D., Antonio Pellicer, M.D., Ph.D.

Volume 104, Issue 5, Pages 1097-1098


In the context of treating cancer, fertility preservation (FP) in young women is a major challenge. Many questions remain because controversial issues still exist (1). Unfortunately, only a small number of patients at risk of premature ovarian failure are referred to FP specialists to discuss different options (1). As reproduction specialists, we consider it vital to provide oncologists, hematologists, and all healthcare providers with accurate information, based on firm evidence, on fertility-sparing treatments, which could potentially have devastating consequences on their future quality of life.

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