Testicular Tissue Freezing
- Kyle Orwig, PhD
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE:
- Males older than 1 year old with two testes
- Have a newly diagnosed or recurrent disease that requires chemotherapy or radiation treatment and puts them at high risk for infertility
The Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh is conducting an experimental research study for young patients facing chemotherapy or radiation therapies that can threaten fertility. For these young patients who are not yet producing mature sperm, the Fertility Preservation Program is approved to freeze testicular tissue that might be used in the future to restore fertility when experimental techniques emerge from the research pipeline.
The FPP program will cover the costs of surgery, tissue processing, tissue freezing, and the first year of frozen storage.
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