Fertilitätserhalt bei Patienten mit malignen Erkrankungen: Aktuelle Strategien

Translated title of the contribution: Preserving fertility in patients with malignant diseases: Current strategies

D. A. Beyer, F. Amari, A. Kavallaris, S. Al Hasani, K. Diedrich


Recent advances in cancer treatment have resulted in better survival rates of young patients. Nevertheless, cytotoxic treatment as well as radiotherapy may lead to reduced fertility in both sexes. Only interdisciplinary collaboration between oncologists, surgeons, and reproductive endocrinologists ensures optimal treatment for the patient. To date most fertility preservation strategies have been developed for female patients though some of them are still experimental. The German Embryo Protection Law allows cryopreservation of 2PN zygotes as one option for married women. This method offers reproducible pregnancy rates and therefore is well established. The manuscript aims to provide the reader with an overview of current options of fertility preservation as a key component of modern cancer management in young people.
Translated title of the contributionPreserving fertility in patients with malignant diseases: Current strategies
Original languageGerman
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1009-1020
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 10.2010


Dive into the research topics of 'Preserving fertility in patients with malignant diseases: Current strategies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this