OHSU

Primate Ovarian Tissue Transplant

OHSU SCIENTISTS ADVANCE FERTILITY PRESERVATION PROCEDURE

Birth of a healthy monkey following ovarian tissue transplant may lead to new methods for preserving fertility in cancer survivors

PORTLAND, Ore. --- Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have significantly advanced a procedure aimed at preserving fertility in female cancer survivors. The research has resulted in the first successful birth of a primate following a procedure called ovarian tissue transplant. The female rhesus monkey was born at the OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center. Details of this breakthrough are printed in the March 11, 2004, edition of the journal Nature.

Read the OHSU Press Release

Read the Oregonian article