FERTILITYINFO – Research

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TRIO is the First Fertility Clinic in Canada to use a Revolutionary New Technology That Can Evaluate Egg Quality

September 9, 2020
Sample of the Violet Report. Shows profile page, images of eggs and viability and information page.

Many patients have asked us why they can get an idea of their ovarian reserve — or egg quantity — in an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) test, while there is no way to predict an egg’s quality or its reproductive potential. Violet™— a new tool developed by futurefertility.com offers new scientific insight and transparency about the…

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Understanding Clinical Research

Dr. Robert F. Casper, MD, FRCSC, REI, Scientific Director, TRIO

September 11, 2019

In fertility medicine, clinical research projects deal directly with improving both the patient experience and clinical outcomes. For example, our projects may deal with improving such procedures as stimulation protocols, egg quality, and endometrial receptivity for improved implantation. At TRIO, our clinical research has given us an international reputation, and fertility specialists worldwide look to…

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New research looking at fertility drugs and cancer concludes there is no significant risk

December 12, 2018

“Women can be reassured that fertility drugs do not appear to significantly increase the risk of invasive ovarian, endometrial, breast or other cancers, while achieving a pregnancy at an earlier age is a significant protective factor,” concludes new Italian study published December 2018 in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.  For further details, download the…

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FAQ’s about current research projects aimed at improving ART’s

By Jim Meriano, Director, Embryology Lab at TRIO

December 4, 2018

1. Why are you doing lab research? It’s important to remember that today’s ART technologies — ICSI, PGT-A, vitrification, egg freezing and even IVF — were all research protocols before they were used clinically. Lab research continues to refine these existing methods and to find new tools that will improve treatment and ultimately, pregnancy rates.…

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Do Fertility Medications Cause Cancer?

By: Dr Paul Chang, MD, FRCSC, REI

July 26, 2017

The hot weather has finally arrived after a long cold winter followed by a cool and wet spring. During summer months, accidents are more likely to happen. The city and provincial police are doing blitzes to curtail drunk drivers and to enforce seat belt use. Children are told to wear helmets when biking, skateboarding or…

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