In Vitro Grown Ovarian Follicles from Cancer Patients Support Oocyte Growth

Fertility preservation options are necessary for young female cancer patients facing life-preserving but fertility-threatening treatments. Developing a method for in vitro growth of ovarian follicles may provide a future fertility preservation method. We demonstrate 30-day in vitro growth of secondary ovarian follicles isolated from cancer patients, which supports the notion that human follicle development can be achieved in a bio-engineered culture system. Read Article.