Jill Ginsberg Research Program
Led by Jill P. Ginsberg, MD, researchers in the Ginsberg Research Program have developed fertility preservation options for male and female children who may experience impaired fertility or fertility loss after cancer chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The long-term goal of the research is to offer families fertility preservation options so that reproductive choices are available to children after cancer treatment.
Researchers in the Ginsberg Research Program offer families of children with cancer fertility preservation ranging from sperm banking and egg freezing to ovarian and testicular tissue freezing. Ovarian and testicular tissue freezing are experimental protocols that are currently being studied as an alternative to traditional sperm and egg banking.
In addition to these preservation services, fertility counseling is available and individualized and designed to help families of children with cancer make informed decisions about their child’s reproductive future.
Future studies will continue to focus on identifying and refining fertility preservation options so that children who may have impaired fertility or fertility loss after cancer treatment can decide whether or not to exert their future reproductive rights.