• The transplant was performed by a team of Kenyan and international doctors on baboons at the IPR centre
  • The transplant was unique because the scientists did not use immunosuppressants.
  • The use of immunosuppressants in current protocol are highly toxic with serious side effects linked to their use
  • The new protocol is particularly important for young women who survive cancer but lose their ovarian function due to the heavy cancer treatment
  • The next step is clinical tests on women

For more details, see links:

http://www.genethique.org/en/ovarian-tissue-transplant-performed-baboons-without-using-immunosuppressants-68711.html#.WjjT9UxFyM8

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifestyle/article/2001260519/good-news-for-women-struggling-to-conceive