“This is a very valuable service for cancer patients”, says J. Bruce Redmon, M.D., Medical Director for ReproTech, Ltd. “With the growing success of cancer therapies and tremendous advancements in fertility treatment, cancer survivors today have an excellent chance of having families provided they are given the opportunity to cryopreserve reproductive tissue prior to their oncology treatment”.
"It is an honor and a pleasure to work with a company like ReproTech, allowing RMA Texas to serve our community by helping to preserve the fertility of its members.” says Tony Anderson, ABB, Embryology Laboratory Director of RMA Texas.
According to the American Cancer Society, 140,000 men and women of childbearing age are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. There often is a small window of time for them to preserve their fertility; therefore, access to cryopreservation services is extremely important. The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a clinical practice guideline in 2006, which addresses fertility preservation in people treated for cancer. This guideline is the first in a series of guidelines from ASCO to address cancer survivorship issues and is in agreement with the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Ethics Committee report of 2005, which stated “Cancer treatment often results in reduced fertility. Cancer patients should be informed of options for fertility preservation and future reproduction prior to cancer treatment.”
ReproTech, Ltd has organized the Fertility Preservation Network to educate oncology professionals and caretakers, as well as provide the much needed cryopreservation services. The network now includes members in 34 states and the Caribbean. Additionally, the work of fertile HOPE and LiveSTRONG has advanced the awareness of the need for Fertility Preservation among the oncology community.
About ReproTech, Ltd.
ReproTech. Ltd. was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and now operates cryostorage facilities in Florida, Minnesota and Nevada. More information on ReproTech, Ltd is available at http://www.reprotech.com or 888-489-8944. Information specific to the Fertility Preservation Network and its members can be found at http://www.fertilitypreservation.com.
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas (RMA of Texas)
The Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas is the premier Texas fertility center. At RMA of Texas, the mission of its team of experienced professionals is to individualize patient care to the most appropriate treatment, using the most advanced and safest technologies available. RMA of Texas’ state of the art facilities provide treatment from top infertility doctors, ranging from basic consultations and fertility evaluations to advanced reproductive surgical procedures, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) treatments. To contact RMA of Texas, please call 210-337-8453 or visit http://www.rmatx.com.
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ReproTech has specialized in long-term cryostorage and transportation of reproductive tissues since 1990. Network members offer fertility preservation services, and Auto Transfer Management enables IVF centers to eliminate future abandoned specimens.