The potential impact of tumor suppressor genes on human gametogenesis:
A case control study
December 2019 – Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Do infertility patients have an increased risk to harbor cancer genes? Dr. Avner Hershlag, a world-renowned leader in the field, and his team, sought to answer this question. Their findings were just published by the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. Indeed, several cancer genes were found in women with low egg reserve and in males with low or no sperm. Could cancer genes be the culprit in some cases of infertility? Do some infertile men and women have a higher chance to develop cancer? Further, larger scale studies may shed further light on this association.