IVF Treatments Don’t Increase Ovarian Cancer Risks

IVF Treatments Don't Increase Ovarian Cancer Risks

A large study presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine yesterday, October 20th, revealed that advanced treatment for infertility including IVF does not appear to increase the risk of ovarian cancer. This was a study done in the UK which followed 255,000 women for up to 20 years evaluating their risk for ovarian cancer. […]

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Behind The Scenes With The EmbryoScope®


FCNE was the first IVF center in the country to report a successful pregnancy using the EmbryoScope®! Many patients seek us out because of this advanced technology. Here are some of the most common questions our patients ask: What is the EmbryoScope®? The EmbryoScope® is a state-of-the-art system with a built-in camera that provides automated and […]

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High Pregnancy Rates with Both Fresh and Frozen Embryos

Fresh Embryo Transfer vs. Frozen

In the last few years our ability to grow embryos for 5 days, at which point they are called blastocysts, has led to extremely high pregnancy rates with both fresh and frozen embryos. Many of the top IVF centers in the country, including ours, have changed to transferring only blastocyst stage embryos (Day 5 embryos). […]

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With Embryo Transfers, is Fresh Best?

Frozen Embryo Transfer

Assisted reproductive technologies (A.R.T.), namely IVF and its science has advanced greatly over the past few years. We can now study the uterine environment as a microcosm and relate the dynamic interactions of the embryo as it begins the implantation process. Emphasis previously was placed on the embryo. Evolving science tells us the endometrium is […]

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Oxygen and Embryos

oxygen and embryos

A human embryo naturally develops within the confines of the fallopian tube before its implantation within the uterine cavity.  Since the first IVF cycle in 1977, efforts have been made to refine the lab incubator environment to mimic the natural environment of the fallopian tube.  This includes temperature and nutrients but also importantly the concentration […]

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Advanced IVF Technology and Affordable IVF Treatment

Embryoscope Timelapse

In late February, the Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center was highlighted in a NBC nightly news story focused on the Embryoscope, which is a state-of-the-art embryo incubator system with time-lapse video capabilities. In a follow-up news article earlier this month, an NBC News medical reporter highlights the advanced technology and ability to monitor developing embryos from […]

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BRCA Preimplantation Genetic Screening of Embryos at Increased Risk for Cancer

BRCA1 (BReast CAncer) and BRCA2 are human genes known as tumor suppressors. Harmful mutations of these genes can be linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  In the U.S., between one in 400 – 800 people in the general population carry a BRCA mutation.  Individuals with Ashkenazi Jewish background have an increased […]

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone as a Marker of Ovarian Reserve

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), also known as mullerian inhibiting substance, is a regulatory protein found in the ovary.  It is synthesized in the granulosa cells of antral follicles (see drawing below).  AMH is thought to play a role in coordinating follicular development within the ovary; there is a “give and take” between follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) […]

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Fertility Centers of New England Announces the First Live Birth in the United States from Donor Eggs Using the Embryoscope® Incubator System

Time-lapse photography with Embryoscope® lets doctors see an embryo’s development at key time periods to aid in vitro fertilization using donor oocytes. The first baby has been born using donor eggs in an in vitro cycle using a specialized incubator called an Embryoscope®, the Fertility Centers of New England have reported. The incubator uses time-lapse […]

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FCNE Announces First Births in United States Using Embryoscope® Incubator

Fertility Centers of New England Announces World’s First Live Birth Using Previously Frozen Eggs Cultured as Embryos in the Embryoscope® Incubator System

The Fertility Centers of New England is proud to announce the first successful births following embryo culture using the Embryoscope® (Unisense/Fertilitech, Aarhus, Denmark), a new advancement for the IVF laboratory. The Fertility Centers of New England was also the first IVF center in the United States to use this system for research purposes under the […]

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