Fertility Drugs and Ovarian Cancer Not Linked, Study Says


February 6, 2009

The New York Times

One of the largest studies to explore whether fertility drugs increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer found “no convincing association” with the cancer, though researchers said they would continue to follow tens of thousands of Danish women to see if their risk increased with age.

The generally reassuring results were consistent with several other recent studies, which have tempered an initial panic set off in the 1990s when reports suggested that the widely used fertility drugs might lead to a surge in a cancer that is relatively uncommon but often fatal ... read more