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Study Shows How Chemotherapy Causes Female Infertility

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October 28, 1997
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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A research team based at the Massachusetts General Hospital has discovered, for the first time, molecular pathways involved in the destruction of oocytes or egg cells by a common chemotherapy drug. The discovery eventually could lead to strategies for preserving fertility in girls and women treated with anti-cancer drugs.

A research team based at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has discovered, for the first time, the molecular pathways involved in the destruction of oocytes or egg cells by a common chemotherapy drug. The discovery eventually could lead to strategies for preserving fertility in girls and women treated with anti-cancer drugs.


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