Drug trial to help protect ovaries of cancer patients

great new trial to help women going through cancer treatment:

"MELBOURNE doctors are to trial a drug that could protect the fertility of young women who receive toxic cancer treatments.

Melbourne IVF fertility specialist Kate Stern said she hoped to recruit 80 women with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to test whether a drug used to treat gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis could protect their ovaries for pregnancy later.

Dr Stern, who is also head of endocrine and metabolic services at the Royal Women's Hospital, said the drug, goserelin, was believed to ward off the toxic effects of chemotherapy on ovaries but had not been tested for this purpose."

read more here: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/drug-may-protect-ovaries-of-cancer-pat...

luke

i stand in awe of some of our advances in these delicate areas of human lives, its great to see science and compassion meet half way

as always loving thoughts and positive vibes
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