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Ovarian Freezing Before Cancer Treatment

2014-08-27 03:16:20 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Women of reproductive age that will undergo cancer treatment may participate in a study to preserve ovarian tissue. Participants undergo surgical removal of ovarian tissue. Eighty percent of the tissue frozen and stored for the patient's future use. Twenty percent of the tissue is used for research purposes-studies conducted to determine if the eggs can be matured in the laboratory.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Woman Who Will be Undergoing Chemotherapy

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Pennsylvania

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:20-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Drug treatment designed to further diminish the disease toward complete remission following INDUCTION CHEMOTHERAPY. It helps to consolidate the gains during induction chemotherapy and may be followed by MAINTENANCE CHEMOTHERAPY.

Treatment designed to help prevent a relapse of a disease following the successful primary treatments (INDUCTION CHEMOTHERAPY and CONSOLIDATION CHEMOTHERAPY) with a long-term low-dose drug therapy.

The inflammation of a sweat gland (usually of the apocrine type). The condition can be idiopathic or occur as a result of or in association with another underlying condition. Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis is a relatively rare variant that has been reported in patients undergoing chemotherapy, usually for non-Hodgkin lymphomas or leukemic conditions.

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