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Gonadal Banking - A new strategy for fertility preservatiom
- Date/Time : Fri December 6., 2002
- Speaker : 김세웅 교수
- 을지대학교 의과대학
- Place : Chemistry Bldg. #401
- For inquires : Professor Pann-Ghill Suh Dept. of Life Science
생명과학과 서판길 교수 (☎279-2293)
The recent resurgence of interest in gonadal tissue banking is the results of increased long term survivals of young cancer patients with aggressive modern cancer treatment and advances in reproductive technologies. When the cancer is controlled, quality of life becomes a major issue. To many of these young people, fertility is an important quality of life issue. Unfortunately, aggressive cancer treatments can cause gonadal failure. Indeed, most of the patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant will lose fertility due to high dose of alkylating agents and/or ionizing radiation. Where the risk of gonadal failure is high with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it is wise to attempt to safeguard the fertility before treatment. In men, semen cryopreservation can preserve male fertility. To date, there is still no good safeguard for women which is comparable to sperm banking in men. Nevertheless, a new strategy, involving transplantation of stored ovarian tissue, will prove to be effective for reinstating fertility for women facing premature ovarian failure.