ASCO Guidelines for Fertility Preservation Affirm Oocyte Preservation

May 29, 2013

Alison Loren, MD, MS, an assistant professor in the division of Hematology/Oncology in the Abramson Cancer Center, is quoted in an Oncology Report article about the American Society of Clinical Oncology's update of fertility preservation guidelines for cancer patients. The guidelines now include egg preservation as a standard practice rather than an experimental option. "Current evidence suggests that discussions about fertility and fertility preservation are of great importance to patients with cancer," wrote Loren, co-chair of the guidelines update panel, and her colleagues. "Discussing infertility and introducing the possibility of fertility preservation lead to improved quality of life and diminished distress in all patient populations."

Read the entire Oncology Report article