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Robot-Assisted Orthotopic and Heterotopic Ovarian Tissue Transplantation Techniques

New York Public Radio - Podcast 

Aug 8, 2018 

New York Public Radio - Podcast 
The Primordial Journey
Aug 8, 2018 

Life, Frozen in Time
December 20, 2017

Freezing Part of a Woman’s Ovaries Could Delay Menopause for Years, UK Company Says
August ,2019

Weekly Observer
An Embryo Was Born After Been Left in the Freezer for 24 Years
December 20, 2017

Daily Mail Online
Woman gives birth to a baby girl from a donated embryo that was frozen for 24 YEARS
December 19, 2017

Daily Mail
Cancer Survivor, 26, undergoes first-ever ovary operation by a ROBOT to implant her ovarian tissue which was frozen 11 years ago
November 27, 2017

Star 2
Further developments in helping cancer survivors get pregnant
November 25, 2017

Daily Mail
Women should freeze OVARIES - not eggs - if they want to protect their fertility
July 13, 2017

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday
Scientists one step closer to 3-D printed ovaries to treat infertility
May 20, 2017

New York Post
I experienced menopause at just 16 years old - but can freeze my fertility
May 7, 2017

Clinical Endocrinology News
For girls with Turner Syndrome, experimental fertility preservation may offer the hope
April 26, 2017

Turner Syndrome Foundation
Fertility preservation options for females with Turner Syndrome are growing
December 20, 2015

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Enhanced robotic fertility preservation technique improves fertility chances for cancer survivors
November 19, 2015

Huffington Post
New advancements could beat the biological clock
October 4, 2015

U.S. News & World Report
Study: Genes help set menopause timing
October 4, 2015

Nature Medicine - A Future, On Ice
An experimental approach promises to change the future for boys diagnosed today with cancer, allowing them to genetically father children of their own instead of facing a life of infertility.
August 6, 2013

Daily Mail UK
Frozen ovary tissue implanted back into breast cancer sufferer, giving fresh hope to infertile women
March 28, 2011

NewsWeek Turkiye (Turkey)
an interview of 50 people who are leaders in their respective fields and asked about predictions for the next decade. Prof. Oktay was one of those who were interviewed. The title reads "Frozen eggs, into space."
January 7, 2011

NY Post
Another pioneering procedure from Dr Oktay; fertility preservation in babies.
July 18, 2010 (Health & Science)
"Rielle Hunter Beat the Odds"
September 21, 2009

Kutluk Oktay, MD - International Coverage (Turkey)
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Chironian Magazine - New York Medical College
Kutluk Oktay, M.D., Puts Ovaries Away for Safekeeping
Fall/Winter 2008
Chironian, the pretigious house organ of New York Medical College, produced a cover story on Dr. Kutluk Oktay and his accomplished research team who work together at NYMC's research facilities.

Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Dr. Oktay et al challenge breakfast cereal-baby gender connection
January 14, 2009
Dr. Oktay, Dr. S. Stanley Young and Dr. Heejung Bang are co-authors of a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B that challenges the assertion that eating breakfast cereal helps mothers-to-be determine the sex of their babies.
Related coverage:
WebMD: "Is Mom's Diet a Key to her Baby's Sex?
ABC News: "Fueling Modern Pregnancy Myths"
Wall Street Journal: "Does Bran Make the Man? What Statistics Really Tell Us"
E! Science News: "Paper Refutes Notion"

Marie Claire Magazine
"Fertility 101"
February 2009
Dr. Oktay contributed to an article published in Marie Claire titled "Fertility 101" that provides a fertility primer for young women to help them better understand, and care for, their fertility. Marie Claire is a magazine that specializes in women's issues and information.

Nature Medicine - print and online
IFP's innovative treatments described in Nature Medicine
November 2008
Dr. Oktay is quoted in Nature Medicine, a respected journal that chronicles biomedical research. The article provides an excellent summary of the objectives of fertility preservation and includes descriptions for several fertility preservation treatments, all of which are available at IFP. Nature Medicine website.

MedPage Today - online
"ASRM: Fertility Preservation Available for Broader Range of Patients"
Dr. Oktay told a gathering of fertility doctors and professionals that the fastest growing segment of patients seeking fertility preservation treatments are non-cancer patients. The speech was delivered in November at the 2008 conference of ASRM in San Francisco.

Westchester Magazine: November 2008
"Amazing Medical Breakthroughs"
Dr. Oktay's revolutionary ovarian cryopreservation procedure is included in a summary of "Amazing Medical Breakthroughs" documented in the magazine. Ovarian cryopreservation is a vital treatment that allows breast cancer patients and other fertility preservation patients to freeze eggs and ovarian tissue for later use. Learn more about ovarian cryopreservation treatments offered at the Institute for Fertility Preservation.
Fertility Preservation teleconference Q&A
Dr. Oktay participated in an" Ask the Expert" online teleconference organized by During the event, fertility preservation experts joined Dr. Oktay to answer visitors' questions on a wide range of fertility preservation topics, including breast cancer treatments. The teleconference transcript is an excellent source of fertility preservation information.

Dr. Oktay cited in NEWSWEEK article on Fertility Preservation
Kutluk Oktay, MD, Medical Director at the Institute for Fertility Preservation, is quoted in a NEWSWEEK article that discusses a growing awareness among cancer patients to understand their fertility preservation options before undergoing cancer treatments, which can include the potential to damage or even destroy reproductive capacity.

Reuters - Medscape
New method of ovarian stimulation doesn't raise cancer risk
An innovative technique developed by Dr. Oktay and his research team, promises safer ways to preserve fertility to women with breast cancer.

Freezing ovaries for later use to keep dreams alive
Ovarian cryopreservation methods developed by Dr. Oktay, offer new ways to preserve fertility, even for the very young.

Helping Preserve Fertility
Kutluk Oktay, MD developed and performed the first milestone procedure to remove, freeze, and later reimplant ovarian tissue. The result was a healthy baby girl, born September, 2005. Dr. Oktay continues to lead the way in what has now become a burgeoning technology.

New Fertility Treatment for Cancer Survivors
After surviving cancer, an ABC producer gives birth to the second baby in the world conceived using a new treatment. The process was pioneered by Dr. Kutluk Oktay.

Preserving Cancer Patients' Fertility
Doctors such as Dr. Oktay are working to develop drugs that allow cancer patients to harvest eggs and embryos without increasing estrogen that can be harmful to cancer patients.

ABC News
Cancer Patient Froze Ovaries to Keep Pregnancy Options
Chronicle of a lymphoma patient and developmental work carried out by Dr. Kutluk Oktay to develop an experimental ovary freezing procedure.

ABC News
Doctor Transplants Ovaries, Preserving Women's Eggs
Dr. Kutuk Oktay's efforts to relocate ovarian tissue to abdomens and forearms to help cancer patients preserve fertility.

Preserving Fertility - One Woman's Story
An examination of the work done by Dr. Oktay and his colleagues to develop fertility preservation techniques to help cancer patients and others...


Media Interviews

Science Translational Medicine: Impairment of BRCA1-Related DNA Double-Strand Break Repair Leads to Ovarian Aging in Mice and Humans. Dr. Oktay and team discovers why women's eggs age with time.

Bloomberg: Female Biological Clock Winds Down as Egg Repair Genes Wane.

NPR: Is it prime time for elective ovarian tissue freezing
Dr. Oktay is interviewed by NPR.

NBC-Nightly News: Cancer survivors keep fertility with new treatment
Dr. Oktay appears on NBC nightly news discussing ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation for young cancer patients. Patient Perspective.

Newsweek: Preserving Parenthood
Dr. Oktay is covered in Newsweek for his pioneering work in fertility preservation in children.

NBC-Today Show: Ovary freezing to help cancer patients
Dr. Kutluk Oktay is a central figure in this Today Show segment that profiles the revolutionary procedures being developed to help cancer patients preserve fertility. The story documents three patients – a woman in her 30s, a 16-year-old, and a toddler – all of whom had ovaries removed and frozen in advance of cancer treatments to safeguard their future fertility options.

Turkish Oncology Society: Cancer and Fertility
Dr. Oktay answers questions about the impact of cancer on fertility and fertility preservation options available.

FOX-Fox&Friends: 2-year-old gets ovaries extracted and preserved
Dr. Oktay is interviewed on Fox News for his ground breaking fertility preservation procedure in a 2-year-old girl.

FOX-TV: Dr. Oktay discusses innovative IVF success story
Dr. Kutluk Oktay, appearing on Fox's The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, described a pioneering fertility preservation procedure in which he removed an ovary from a cancer patient to protect it from the dangerous effects of cancer treatments, and reimplanted it later after which the patient successfully conceived and delivered a baby using her own eggs.

CBS-The Early Show: Dr. Oktay profiled in 'Medical Miracles' series
IFP's Medical Director, Dr. Kutluk Oktay, was interviewed as part of a CBS series titled Medical Miracles where he discussed some of the early success that's resulted from his groundbreaking work to develop a safe fertility treatment to help breast cancer patients harvest eggs before cancer treatments.

CBS-The Early Show - Addendum: Dr. Oktay 'Medical Miracles' follow up
In The Early Show segment linked above, when a participant asked about the results of Dr. Oktay's letrozole research, the doctor provided his verified data and CBS posted Dr. Oktay's rebuttal on its website.

CBS-Katie Couric: Creating Life After Breast Cancer Despite Difficulties
When newlywed Heidi Fener learned she had breast cancer, she thought becoming a mother was almost inconceivable. "Losing my hair was a very scary issue," she said. Each year, about 40,000 women in their reproductive years are diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr.Oktay contributes to this story.

CancerCare Teleconference: Young Women with Breast Cancer
Dr. Oktay participated in a live call-in workshop entitled, Young Women with Breast Cancer: Treatment-Specific Choice, Fertility & Centers.

CancerCare Teleconference: Young Women with Breast Cancer
The feature explores advances in fertility science;
Dr. Oktay is interviewed.



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