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Pitt+Me Fertility Preservation Study for Adult Men


STUDY BASICS

Are you a man who will receive treatment for a medical condition that may result in infertility (inability to have your own children)? You may be able to participate in a research study to develop ways to preserve testicular tissue and possibly preserve fertility.


STUDY PURPOSE

The purpose of this study is to help researchers develop techniques for long-term preservation of testicular function through freezing of testicular tissue and/or cells prior to therapies that are likely to cause infertility (for example, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery).

Researchers will store frozen testicular tissue and/or cells for you as a potential resource in the event you want to attempt to restore your fertility in the future.

This study will also provide a portion of your tissue for research to advance the understanding of the best techniques for freezing testicular tissue/cells, and the methods of identifying and removing contaminating cancer cells in testicular tissue.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

•    Men 18 years of age or older who will be undergoing treatment for a medical condition which may result in their infertility (inability to have your own children)


WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

An outpatient surgical procedure lasting about 1 hour to obtain testicular tissue.

The study team will contact you every year by phone or mail to follow your medical and fertility status over time.


IRB:
  STUDY19020220B - Testicular tissue cryopreservation for fertility preservation in patients facing infertility-causing diseases or treatment regimens


Age Range
AGE:   18 and Up

Duration VISITS:  1 study visit and annual follow-up calls

Location LOCATION: 
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Kyle Orwig

Kyle E. Orwig, PhD, is professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Orwig is also the director of the Fertility Preservation Program of UPMC. Dr. Orwig is an experienced and respected researcher at the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), where he oversees his own lab. His lab focuses on studying the studies normal development of fertility at a molecular level, to better understand conditions that lead to infertility and develop treatments for them. Dr. Orwig is also the director of the Fertility Preservation Program.




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