When ovarian tissue is removed from a woman during treatment for cancers like leukaemia or ovarian cancer, there is a risk of the cancer restarting if the tissue is re-implanted. An artificial ovary could instead support a patients’ eggs outside the body during harsh cancer treatments. Graphic: Supplied

Scientists create ‘artificial ovary’ that could help women conceive after cancer treatment

A lab-made ovary could keep human eggs alive for weeks at a time, saving them from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment

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When ovarian tissue is removed from a woman during treatment for cancers like leukaemia or ovarian cancer, there is a risk of the cancer restarting if the tissue is re-implanted. An artificial ovary could instead support a patients’ eggs outside the body during harsh cancer treatments. Graphic: Supplied
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