(UroToday.com) As part of a plenary presentation at the European Association of Urology (EAU) Virtual Annual Meeting assessing “Testis cancer and surgical andrology,” Kyle Orwig, Ph.D., discussed the potential for autologous testicular tissue transplantation in young cancer patients.

Dr. Orwig began by highlighting the role of fertility preservation in cancer patients. It is well recognized that many cancer treatments can cause permanent infertility. While adult men and women can cryopreserve eggs, sperm, or embryos before treatment for future pregnancies, these options are not available to pre-pubertal patients.