Dr. Amander Clark of UCLA reviewed how differentiation of germ cells can be achieved from induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS). She reviewed how cells from the inner cell mass develop into the epiblast, which develop into all somatic cells including the primordial germ cell which differentiates...
Cancer, Conferences, fertility, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Research
Dr. Mary Zelinski of Oregon Health Sciences University spoke about advances in vitrification of ovarian tissue and follicles in primates. She reviewed her lab’s technique for vitrification in a closed system which has been shown to preserve primordial, primary and secondary follicles in Macaques....
The morning session, advances in bench research, began with a stimulating and thorough review on ovarian follicle development in vitro by Dr. Woodruff. Attendees learned that human follicle culture in vivo using a two-step, growth-stage-dependent maturation process is associated with greater...
Conferences, General, Oncofertility, Research, science
The 2015 Oncofertility Conference kicked off this morning with a rousing call to action from Dr. Teresa Woodruff. Dr. Woodruff explained that over the last 40 years, markedly improved childhood cancer survival has increased the need for pediatric oncofertility programs. She reviewed efforts to date...
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