One of the major long-term effects for boys needing cancer treatment before puberty is infertility. This project is looking for a way to establish a clinical service for restoring fertility in adulthood by preserving testis tissue taken from boys before treatment. A combined research programme will look at the effect of chemotherapy exposures on the pre-pubertal testis and the effectiveness of protective treatments.
Boys needing cancer treatment before puberty often experience infertility as adults. We’re looking for a way to restore their fertility later, and better ways to protect it during treatment.
This research project on preserving fertility for boys has been successfully completed. Your donations allow us to fund ground-breaking research that can improve treatments given to children with cancer. Thank you. Your help allows us to continue to find ways to drive up the chances of survival for children with cancer and reduce the toxic side effects that can affect the rest of their lives.
Fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys treated for cancer during childhood
Dr Rod Mitchell
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH16 4TJ
11 January 2016