Egg-freezing Technique Prevent The Formation Of Damage. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may save a female cancer patient’s life but these therapies may also cause infertility.
While freezing a woman’s eggs before cancer therapy begins offers one possible option, the thawing process often renders the eggs incapable of being fertilized.
freezing technique called vitrification
Now, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has studied a freezing technique called vitrification which freezes an egg instantaneously thereby preventing the formation of damaging ice crystals which destroy about 50% of frozen eggs.
In trials using mouse eggs, vitrification has achieved a 98% egg survival rate.
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