Fertility preservation in children with cancer

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research
Department / Centre
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe yasmin.jayasinghe@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary One in 900 children is a cancer survivor. Cancer treatment can significantly affect future fertility.

Project Details

Fertility preservation is where families may decide if they wish to choose options (such as ovarian or testicular tissue preservation) in the hope that it may protect a child's future fertility.  The largest fertility program for children with cancer is at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. The program welcomes PhD, masters and honours students wishing to be involved in a multidisciplinary team undertaking research in order to improve clinical fertility care for children with cancer.

Research projects include development and evaluation of electronic platforms which guide clinicians in fertility care, and predict risk of future fertility, developing nomograms of ovarian follicle density in children with cancer, evaluating pathways of fertility care during survivorship, examining in vitro maturation of immature gonadal tissue, examining national protocols of oncofertility care for children in order to implement national guidelines.

Faculty Research Themes

Cancer, Child Health

School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Child Health in Medicine

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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