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Ovarian Tissue Transplantation

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2016 by Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Identifier:
First received: June 4, 2013
Last updated: September 23, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer can compromise fertility. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is an experimental strategy offered at The University of Pennsylvania to preserve future fertility (protocol 806062). The primary objective of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of autologous transplantation of previously cryopreserved ovarian cortical tissue in patients who experience infertility or ovarian insufficiency after cancer treatments.

Condition Intervention
Infertile Females or Females With Ovarian Insufficiency
Radiation: Chemotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous Orthotopic Transplantation of Previously Cryopreserved Ovarian Tissue

Further study details as provided by Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patient between the ages of 18 and 45 years
  • Previously cryopreserved and stored cortical ovarian tissue available for autologous transplantation
  • Ovarian insufficiency defined as an elevated FSH over 10
  • Inability to conceive after 6 months of unprotected intercourse with male
  • Reasonably good health
  • Candidate for pregnancy
  • Written clearance for the procedure from the patients oncologist

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients considered to be high risk for surgical complications will be excluded from the research protocol
  • Women who are known to be positive for the BRCA mutation
  • Women with a history of leukemia, ovarian cancer or a cancer that likely involved the ovaries at the time of ovarian tissue collection
  • Women with psychological, psychiatric, or other conditions which prevent giving fully informed consent
  • Current pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01870752

Contact: Clarisa Gracia, MD 877-204-9213

United States, Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Clarisa Gracia, MD    877-204-9213      
Principal Investigator: Clarisa Gracia, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Clarisa R Gracia, MD Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT01870752     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UPCC 02813
Study First Received: June 4, 2013
Last Updated: September 23, 2016 processed this record on May 25, 2017