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VIDEO: Dr. Matteo Lambertini answers questions on temporary ovarian suppression


 

REPORTING FROM SABCS 2017

– A meta-analysis of five trials among 873 premenopausal women with early breast cancer finds that temporarily suppressing ovarian function with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog during chemotherapy helps preserve fertility, reducing risk of premature ovarian insufficiency by 62% and nearly doubling the posttreatment pregnancy rate. In an interview at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, lead investigator Matteo Lambertini, MD, of the Institut Jules Bordet in Brussels, Belgium, discussed subgroup findings, the risk-benefit profile, and appropriate patient selection, as well as avenues for future research in this area.

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