Oncofertility Consortium

A few weeks ago, this blog discussed some of the ins and outs of cryopreservation, or highly specialized freezing of tissues for long-term preservation, in...

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Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and cancer survivor, John Kaplan documents his journey through diagnosis, treatment and remission in the new...

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Within one 24-hour period last week, I read two news articles on in vitro fertilization (IVF) that had completely opposite messages. One said that IVF success rates are upwards of 90% while the other said that less than 25% of women get pregnant after IVF. So what is the truth?

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As a result of earlier detection and improved treatments, cancer survival statistics have dramatically increased. Some survivors may live with cancer as a chronic disease requiring periodic treatments, while...

Oncofertility Consortium

Summer Teacher Fellowship Team (L-R): Mark Prosise (Curriculum Developer), Amy Elliott, Kari Bodine, Miranda Bernhardt (Lab Coordinator), Sowmya Anjur, Kristen Perkins (Curriculum Coordinator), Nadia Reynolds (...

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One of the missions of the Oncofertility Consortium is to educate cancer patients, providers, and the larger oncology community. We have recently joined forces with a like...

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to tour the Supportive Oncology Suite with our Fertility Preservation Patient Navigator, Kristin Smith. The Supportive Oncology Suite is part of the...

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Planning a family post-cancer can be a complicated process if a patient’s fertility was compromised during their cancer treatment. Depending on a cancer survivor’s prior treatment regime and subsequent fertility options...

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More than 80% of female cancer patients survive for at least five years after their diagnosis and many live for decades beyond treatment. However, chemotherapy or pelvic radiation can deplete the eggs within a woman’s ovaries and the young women may survive with partial or complete loss of...