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Tiffany and her husband, Dave, at a "Pre-Chemo" party the week before she started chemotherpay

Around this time last year, Tiffany found a small lump under her arm near her breast. The...

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Newborn Hope, May 2001

In the late 1990s, Lauren and Henry were a young married couple looking forward to starting a family when Lauren was diagnosed with cancer. Lauren and Henry were advised by her...

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Four times a year, the Oncofertility Consortium hosts its Virtual Grand Rounds series, a public online forum that addresses topics in oncofertility. These clinical, research, and patient presentations engage the diverse oncofertility community to understand broader fertility issues for cancer...

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In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncology published recommendations that oncologists discuss fertility preservation with cancer patients. A recent survey, funded by the Oncofertility Consortium’s...

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In 1985, Maryland passed innovative legislation that required health insurance companies to cover the costs of fertility treatments. Since that time 15 U.S. states followed suit and now require insurance...

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During the summer of 2005, many people were undergoing cancer treatments in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their whole lives had been turned upside down by cancer and they were completely focused...

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Congratulations to all of the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who participated in Movember 2010!  The month quickly flew by and it was great following along many Movember adventures through their Twitter account...

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The Gemini Twins in the Zodiac

Have you noticed that there seem to be more twins running around these days? If so, you are right. Since the mid-1970s, the rates of twin births have been increasing...

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In 1998, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University assembled a group of nurses and other oncology experts together for an inaugural oncology nursing...

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In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday upon us tomorrow, I asked people at the Oncofertility Consortium to tell me why they are thankful for fertility preservation.  I received some very thoughtful...

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Over the past decades, the patient-doctor relationship has changed dramatically in the United States. This may be due to changes in the amount of time that patients spend with their...

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Socio-economic status plays a profound effect on cancer diagnosis and survival rates. For example, breast cancer patients of low socio-economic status have significantly reduced survival rates compared to...

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In 2007, the Oncofertility Consortium joined forces with the Women’s Health Science Program (WHSP) to launch a unique high school-university science partnership called the...

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Last week, members of the Oncofertility Consortium flew to Austin, Texas to meet with the...

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As discussed in our blog last month, a Cancer Support Community (CSC) survey found that almost half of women with breast cancer did not receive information...

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Third and final day of our visit with Kirsten the journalist. We really enjoyed her stay and hope she'll come back soon!

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By Kirsten Tellam

Today was a more difficult day at the lab, not...

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Day 2 with our embedded journalist.

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By Kirsten Tellam

I was really excited for my day at the oncofertility lab today-- I actually got my hands in a pair of gloves and did some work!

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Don’t worry, it’s not a typo – Movember is the proper name for the month of November where men join together to grow moustaches (aka the mo) for the whole month in order to fundraise and raise awareness about cancers that affect men. ...

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I’m a newcomer to Twitter, never having caught on to the Twitter craze that has become so popular among groups and individuals, young and old.  In working with oncofertility@twitter, I must admit that I am really enjoying learning how Twitter works...

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