Pharmacological interventions for fertility preservation during chemotherapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{BenAharon2010PharmacologicalIF,
  title={Pharmacological interventions for fertility preservation during chemotherapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Irit Ben-Aharon and Anat Gafter-Gvili and Leonard Leibovici and Salomon Marcello Stemmer},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2010},
  volume={122},
  pages={803-811}
}
The rate of chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure (CIOF) has been reported as 14–100% and is age- and agent-dependent. The role of GnRH analogs (GnRHa) and oral contraceptives (OC) in the prevention of CIOF is questionable. We performed a systematic review and a meta-analysis of studies assessing the efficacy of hormonal interventions in reducing CIOF in cancer or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients treated with chemotherapy. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and conference proceedings were searched… CONTINUE READING

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