Fertility Preservation Research

Impaired fertility can be an unwanted consequence of radiation and chemotherapy that is often used to treat pediatric cancers.


Researchers at the Center for Childhood Cancer Research have developed fertility preservation options for male and female children who may be at risk for impaired or lost fertility after cancer treatment.


The efforts of investigators at the CCCR have resulted in:


  • Creation of sperm and egg bank protocols for pubertal children with cancer who want to ensure fertility after cancer treatment
  • Development of testicular and ovarian tissue freezing protocols as options for prepubertal children
  • Fertility counseling for children and their families who want to make informed decisions about their child’s reproductive future