October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects everyone: patients, spouses, children and friends. Sadly, all of us have been impacted by breast cancer in some manner. In the U.S., 1:8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. At the time of a cancer diagnosis, a multitude of emotions emerge, and decisions [...]
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Last week, RBA welcomed Dr. Jessica Rubin to its team of world-class fertility specialists. An Atlanta native and seasoned researcher with extensive medical training, Dr. Rubin recently completed a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Rubin received two BS degrees from Vassar College: one in science, technology, and society, and [...]
Cryopreservation in human reproduction has been around since the 1950s when the first reports of pregnancies from frozen sperm were published. It took another 30 years before embryo cryopreservation became possible and though the first frozen egg baby was born in 1986, it took 11 more years to get just 8 more live births. The [...]
Breast cancer awareness month is a time to celebrate the many advances made in the treatment of this dreaded disease. However, I’d like to focus on one area in need of greater attention – fertility preservation. Many patients are unaware that chemotherapy for breast and other cancers could result in permanent ovarian damage or even [...]
RBA creates World’s Largest Frozen Donor Egg Bank.
RBA began offering Fertility Preservation Services for women up the age of 38 who desire to freeze their eggs. Pregnancy success rates are age-dependent and equal to our current fresh cycle pregnancy rates.
RBA develops highly successful Egg Vitrification (freezing technique). We started to perform vitrification in 2005 - experimentally. We introduced vitrification to the clinical routine in 2006 (for donor egg cryopreservation), and in 2007 started to use vitrification also for embryo cryopreservation.
RBA introduced routine aneuploidy screening in young (<35 years) infertile patients, both for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
RBA was the first clinic in the world, to utilize PGD on frozen thawed embryos, both on live and lysed cells.
RBA was the first clinic in the U.S. to introduce Lysed Cell Removal, an IVF technique which contributes to increased frozen pregnancy rates.