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This study will provide a pool of research ovarian tissue to use to develop and test methods to expand the range of fertility preservation options available to female cancer patients.
Optimize techniques for freezing and thawing of ovarian tissue for use in transplant or in vitro follicle maturation (IFM).
Investigate factors affecting successful maturation of immature follicles obtained from ovarian tissue including the use of 3-dimensional biogel scaffolds, growth factors, hormones and other culture conditions.