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News ID: 3515
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:57 - 19 February 2014
Tehran, YJC. Scientists at Royan Institute are conducting research to help fertility for patients under chemotherapy.

Deputy Chairman of Royan Institute in Research said that scientists at the center are conducting two study projects, stating "Right now researchers at the center are seeking to turn off the original cancer cells and to increase fertility for patients under chemotherapy.”

Dr. Abdolhossein Shahverdi who was speaking with Mehr News Agency added "Sperm making in boys starts with puberty. If a boy undergoes chemotherapy before puberty he will lose his sexual cells.”

He stated that in this project ways are being sought to increase the chances for young males and females to preserve their reproductive powers.

Explaining the treatment procedure he said "By freezing the ovary and testis tissues in vitro we will be able to mature the premature eggs and sperms, thus increasing the chances of fertility.”

Shahverdi maintained that the method is a recent one and added that globally two children are so far born by its application.

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