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Reproductive Health Research Studies for Cancer Survivors

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is actively engaged in research to address and improve reproductive health and fertility in cancer survivors.

If you would like to participate in a study, click the study name for more information and contact details.

Studies Currently Recruiting Participants

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The Reproductive Window Study in Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Participant Criteria: Young women age 18-40 who have completed treatment for cancer.

About This Study

Physicians and researchers at UC San Diego Health want to improve reproductive health in young women who have had cancer. We want to advance our understanding of how ovaries function in young cancer survivors.

What Happens If I Choose to Participate?

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your health, collect a dried blood spot sample by a finger stick, and collect a saliva sample at four study time points: enrollment, 6, 12, and 18 months. You will also be asked to maintain a menstrual bleeding diary. Participants will be compensated up to $120 for completing all the study activities.

How Can I Join?

Please click on the “SCP-R Study” on our website: www.youngcancersurvivor.com.

You can also contact us at 858-822-0768 or ayastudy@ucsd.edu for more information.

Principal Investigator

Irene Su, MD, MSCE
Email: ayastudy@ucsd.edu

This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health and has been approved by the UC San Diego Institutional Review Board.


Intervening on Reproductive Health in Young Breast Cancer Survivors - Randomized Controlled Trial Study

Participant Criteria: Young women age 18-50 who have completed treatment for breast cancer.

About This Study

Physicians and researchers at UC San Diego Health want to determine if a tailored women’s health survivorship care plan will improve reproductive health symptoms (i.e., hot flashes, fertility concerns, birth control practices, and sexual function) in young breast cancer survivors.

Who Can Join This Study?

Young women ages 18-50 who have completed treatment for breast cancer.

What Happens If I Choose to Participate?

If you choose to participate you will be randomly assigned to either the intervention or waitlist control group and followed for 24 weeks. Participants will be compensated up to $100 for completing all the study activities.

As a participant, you will be asked to do the following study activities:

  • Daily record the number and severity of hot flashes through text messages
  • Complete a questionnaire at enrollment, 12, and 24 weeks
  • Provide the name and contact information of a health care provider who you would like to be asked to participate in this study

How Can I Join?

Please click on the “SCP-R Study” on our website: www.youngcancersurvivor.com. You can also contact us at 858-822-0768 or ayastudy@ucsd.edu for more information.

Principal Investigator

Irene Su, MD, MSCE
Email: ayastudy@ucsd.edu

This study is funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program and has been approved by the UC San Diego Institutional Review Board.


Fertility and Parenthood After Cancer- Web-Based Survey for Young Adult Male Survivors

Participant Criteria: Young adult male cancer survivors who are 18-35 years old.

About This Study

We are conducting a web-based survey with young adult male cancer survivors with questions about fertility and reproductive concerns after cancer.

What Happens If I Choose to Participate?

You will complete an anonymous web-based survey (20-30 minutes). You will be eligible for a $20 gift card after completing the survey.

How can I join?

Review the consent agreement. Then link to the survey using the "I agree" link below:

  • I am at least 18 years of age, have read and understood the consent agreement provided to me, and voluntarily agree to participate in this survey." I agree

Principal Investigator

T. Mike Hsieh, MD
Email: t7hsieh@ucsd.edu

This study has been approved by the UC San Diego Institutional Review Board.


Fertility Information Research Study (FIRST)

Participant Criteria: Young women ages 18-44 who have had a cancer diagnosis or received cancer treatment.

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About Our Study

The FIRST project is a national fertility preservation registry for young women facing cancer treatments. We will examine how different cancers and treatments affect the reproductive health of young survivors. Joining the FIRST project is a unique chance to be part of a national effort to collect information on fertility and other women’s health issues in young female cancer survivors.

What Happens If I Choose to Participate?

FIRST is an observational study. Participants will be asked to answer a women’s health questionnaire on a yearly basis.

How Can I Join?

Please contact us at 858-822-0768 or ayastudy@ucsd.edu for more information.

Principal Investigator

Irene Su, MD MSCE
Email: ayastudy@ucsd.edu

This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health and has been approved by the UCSD Institutional Review Board.


Oncofertility Consortium Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation Study

Participant Criteria: Women ages 18-40 who will undergo treatment that may impact fertility.

About Our Study

This is a nationwide study to develop new strategies for fertility preservation, involving freezing a woman’s ovarian tissue before she begins chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. The goals of the study include how best to freeze ovarian tissue and how to remove and mature eggs from ovarian tissue for future use.

What Happens If I Choose to Participate?

Participants will undergo surgical removal of one ovary. The ovarian tissue will be frozen and stored to provide an option for future use after completion of cancer treatment.

How Can I Join?

Please contact FERTLINE, the national fertility preservation hotline, at 866-708-FERT (3378).

Principal Investigator

Jeffrey Chang, MD
Email: ayastudy@ucsd.edu

This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and has been approved by the UC San Diego Institutional Review Board.

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