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What's the Right Age to Freeze Your Eggs?
by Alice Gomstyn
A new study finds that women who expect to delay pregnancy should consider freezing their eggs a lot earlier than expected More info here

Ova easy: Egg-freeze calculator
Last Updated: 7:33 PM, June 3, 2013
Posted: 11:46 PM, June 1, 2013
Women who may want to put their fertility on ice to pursue careers can now calculate their odds of having a baby with an “egg-freezing success estimator.” The handy tool predicts a woman’s chances of giving birth based on her age, the freezing method and how many eggs she chills for future in-vitro fertilization. More info here

Oncology group updates guideline for fertility preservation
MAY 28, 2013
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a newly updated guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on fertility preservation for adults and children with cancer, five additions stand out, the senior author said. More info here

Dr. Oktay and team discovers why women's eggs age with time
February 16 2013

His work is published in the prestigious Science Translational Medicine here

Dr. Oktay establishes Transatlantic Reproductive Technologies Network (TARTEN)
December 30, 2010
Dr. Oktay establishes Transatlantic Reproductive Technologies Network (TARTEN) and is named the first President. He will chair the first International Meeting of Tarten in Istanbul on April 14-17 2010 which will focus on Challenges in Fertility Preservation and Assisted Reproduction. 

Dr. Oktay receives the STAR award from American Society of Reproductive Medicine
December 30, 2010
Dr. Oktay receives the STAR award from American Society of Reproductive Medicine. The award is given every 10 years to the selected members of the ASRM for the recognition of their contributions to the scientific society within the past decade. 

Press Release: Chinese team reports triggering growth of new eggs in female mice
April 14, 2009
A team of Chinese researchers reported using stem cells to trigger the growth of new eggs in sterile mice. The experiment suggests it may be possible to stimulate the growth of new eggs in women diagnosed with premature ovarian failure and menopause. Commenting at the request of U.S. media, Dr. Oktay called the study, "the most exciting breakthrough in reproductive biology in 50 years." More coverage:

Chinese study: Production of offspring from germline stem cell line derived from neonatal ovaries

New York Times: Evidence That Mice Produce Egg Cells After Birth

ScienceNOWRecalibrating the Biological Clock?

Press Release: 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 today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B that challenges the assertion that by eating breakfast cereal mothers-to-be can determine the sex of their babies.

Non-cancer patients are discovering FP, but more cancer patients need to hear about it -- especially from their doctors
November 24, 2008
Presenting at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Francisco, Dr. Oktay observed that non-cancer patients are discovering the opportunities that fertility preservation treatments offer them, and now represent the fastest growing segment of new FP patients. Which stands in marked contrast to an online report published the same week in the Journal of Adolescent Health that says some doctors are reluctant to discuss fertlity preservation with cancer patients.

IFP research team reports new fertility preservation procedure to benefit breast cancer patients
June 3, 2008
An Institute for Fertility Preservation research team led by founder Dr. Kutluk Oktay announces the early success of an innovative method known as COST-LESS that will enable breast cancer patients to produce, harvest and cryopreserve their own eggs before undergoing potentially harmful chemotherapy.

Dr. Oktay's work funded by an NIH grant may lead to noninvasive medical treatments to preserve fertility
April 8, 2008

Kutluk Oktay, M.D. to Share the Society of Gynecologic Investigations Prestigious President's Award
March 4, 2008

Dr. Oktay to Present to Breast Cancer Symposium, April 5
(View Event Brochure)
February 8, 2008

Kutluk Oktay, M.D. Awarded the Champions of Hope Award
November 20, 2006

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