Outwitting Cancer

The Ethics of Oncofertility Treatments

Recently I was asked to serve on an advisory committee of a research group developing new techniques to preserve fertility for cancer patients. The research is cutting-edge, scientifically elegant, and enormously promising. It is also likely to be controversial. And so before it moves from the laboratory to the clinic, we ought to think carefully about its moral implications. Catholic teaching has something useful to say about this research. But the treatments involved...

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