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In case you aren't following us on the live coverage on the post below (click here to get there) here is the schedule for today:

Economics Panel
9am-10:45am

Religion
10:45am-12:15pm

Break

Feminist Theory
1:30pm-3pm

Reproduction, Parenthood, and Sexuality
3:15pm-4:45pm

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Victor O'Halloran

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Hello, I'm Victor O'Halloran and I'm working as a summer intern for the Oncofertility Consortium.  My project this summer has been to research and summarize various religious perspectives and thinking on fertility, infertility and medical intervention.  I hope that this...

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For now you can follow the Summit @tarainyoureyes or on the blog post below.

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Hello everyone!

To watch our live coverage and to participate from wherever you are, just watch us on this post. The window below will update automatically once the Summit begins. Then just jump right in. We'll also be tweeting so look out for updates on the right-hand frame and in the window below...

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The Society for Reproductive Science highlighted fertility preservation technology in a platform session at its annual meeting. Teresa Woodruff presented work on mouse and human follicle maturation. Jing Xu spoke about work on follicle maturation technologies in a rhesus monkey model. Her work...

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Dear Oncofertility Colleagues:

Our second annual Oncofertility Reflections on the Humanities and Social Sciences summit starts tomorrow morning, July 22 at 9AM in the beautiful Norris Student Union on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. Organized by Professor Laurie Zoloth and Dr. Lisa...

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Tonight, the Oncofertility Consortium is hosting the Welcome dinner to kick off the 2nd Annual Oncofertility Summit!

Look out on the blog for live coverage starting tomorrow, and follow us on Twitter @oncofertility!

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WIRED magazine ran a story last week based on the research article published in the journal Human Reproduction received many comments.

"A Fertility First: Human Egg Cells Grow Up in Lab" written by Hadley Leggett has already gotten 18 comments on the WIRED Web site. People were interested to learn...

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Jim Kirkwood from K-Talk on KTKK-AM, a radio station in Salt Lake City, mentioned Teresa Woodruff and our Oncofertility research during his 10pm show on July 14th.

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The recent study that came out in the journal Human Reproduction (see previous posts on NIH news release and Northwestern NewsCenter article) has gained media attention in India. The Web site MedIndia.net featured an article on it today. To read it, click here.

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The ONCOFERTILITY CONSORTIUM™
PRESENTS

VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS
 
The National Physicians Cooperative: Tales from the Front; Establishing a Comprehensive Fertility Preservation Program

Lawrence Engmann, MD
Lead Physician, Fertility Preservation Program
 
Paul  Verrastro
Senior Vice President
 
Center...

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Min Xu, PhD

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My name is Min Xu and I am a research assistant professor in the Oncofertility Consortium. I received my M.D. and Ph.D. in China, and more specifically, I was working in a clinical IVF lab for 5 years. During that time I helped many men bank their sperm for their future family...

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Sarah Kieswetter

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Hi! I’m Sarah Kiesewetter, one of the Technologists of the lab. I finished my Bachelor’s of Science (Animal Science) at the University of Illinois in 2006, and have been with the Woodruff lab ever since. I started out working with all of the animal systems in our lab, but...

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Read more about the study in Human Reproduction that was mentioned in the NIH news release today on the Northwestern University NewsCenter Web site here.

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Look out for a broadcast today on CNN Radio about Oncofertility!

Also, check out WIRED for an interview!

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Today the National Institutes of Health published a news released based on an article about Oncofertility research from the journal Human Reproduction "In vitro grown human ovarian follicles from cancer patients support oocyte growth" by Min Xu, Susan Barrett, Erin West-Farrell, Laxmi Kondapalli, ...

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The Second Annual Oncofertility Summit will take place at Northwestern University, Evanston Campus, from July 22-24, 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is reflections on Oncofertility from the humanities and social sciences. The goal of the conference is to bring together an...

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Lonnie Shea, PhD

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Lonnie Shea here. I am the bioengineer that runs the biomaterials core and have been collaborating with Teresa Woodruff for the past 8 years on the development of the culture system for ovarian follicles. This culture system is the technology that can enable frozen tissue to...

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Ariella Shikanov, PhD

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My name is Ariella Shikanov and I am a biomaterials scientist in the Shea-Woodruff collaboratory for the Oncofertility Consortium. I received my PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, developing a biodegradable polymeric carrier (a synthetic material that is broken down when put...

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Save the date!

The annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference will take place this year on September 13-15 at the Lurie Medical Research Building and the Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. The conference agenda can be found on the event Web site where you can also find out how to submit an...

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