Fertility Associates of Memphis, located in Memphis, joins the growing network of fertility centers providing much needed Fertility Preservation services to cancer patients prior to the initiation of oncology treatments.
"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".
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. Both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommend the education of oncology patients about the options available to preserve their fertility.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. ReproTech's Fertility Preservation Network was organized 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 that provide cryopreservation services for cancer patients. Additionally, the work of fertileHOPE and LiveSTRONG has advanced the awareness of the need for Fertility Preservation within the oncology community.
Fertility Associates of Memphis offers the most advanced surgical and medical fertility treatments for men and women, and continues to rank nationally in the top 15% of all programs offering these services. Fertility Associates of Memphis’ physicians are board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology, and have helped thousands of families to conceive.
"Fertility Associates of Memphis is pleased to be a part of ReproTech’s Fertility Preservation Network. Our close relationship with St. Jude and other cancer centers will enable cancer patients who are in need of important fertility preservation services to have the ability to freeze their specimens for future family building. Fertility Associates of Memphis welcomes all cancer patients interested in cryopreservation to contact our center." says William H. Kutteh, M.D., Ph. D., Director of Fertility Associates of Memphis.