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It is only January and already the Oncofertility Saturday Academies (OSA) are off to a busy start. Last weekend, Mary Zelinski, PhD, who heads one of the Oncofertility Consortium's research projects, launched this year’s Oregon academy at the Oregon Primate Research Center (ONPRC). A group of 10...

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In case you haven’t heard about the Cancer Smashers, you must continue reading and get to know this fantastic group of young people banning together to raise money to eradicate cancer. Let me begin by telling you who they are and what they’re all about. Then we’ll get into all the cool things that...

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This March, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about its first case on oncofertility. The case involves the Capato couple, a husband and wife from Florida who dealt with Mr. Capato’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer.  Prior to beginning cancer treatment, the Capato’s learned...

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In the next few weeks, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will be hosting an exciting new Grand Rounds session with Oncofertility Consortium  member, Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, as the guest speaker.  “Legal and Ethical Implications of Fertility Preservation: A Case Based Approach,”...

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From left: Irene Su, Laxmi Kondapalli and Maureen Prewitt

This is the final installment in a 3-part blog series featuring Oncofertility Consortium member, Laxmi Kondapalli, MD, MSCE.  In this post, we take a look at her current position at the University of Colorado and her latest research...

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A recent paper by Oncofertility Consortium trainee, Jayeon Kim, MD, indicates that certain women are more likely to undergo fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment than others. The authors, Jayeon Kim, Kutluk Oktay, Clarisa Gracia, Sanghoon Lee, Christopher Morse, and Jennifer E. Mersereau...

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This is the 2nd in a 3-part blog series featuring Oncofertility Consortium superstar, Laxmi Kondapalli, MD, MSCE.  In this post, we focus on her time at the University of Pennsylvania. To read the 1st blog, click here.

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Laxmi Kondapalli being interviewed by Dayle Cedars from Channel 7 news in Denver

One of the many, if not one of the most, important aims of the Oncofertility Consortium and its emphasis on fertility preservation research and clinical care, is “training the next generation.” Not only is the mission...

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Today we are continuing our coverage of the scientific correlation, or lack thereof, between infertility treatments and cancer. We’ve recently put out two blogs discussing new scientific examinations of hormonal stimulation and breast and ovarian cancer. A third study has just been published on the...

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An interesting journal article that came across my desk analyzes the ambiguous guidelines issued for assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in Ireland.  As it stands, there is no controlling legislation for ART in Ireland, so the guidelines issued by the Medical Council (the group responsible for...

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By Francesca Duncan

Most cancer therapies, while life-preserving, can threaten the future fertility of both males and females.  Fortunately, the menu of fertility preservation options is broad, and due to ongoing research efforts through the Oncofertility Consortium and around the globe, these...

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Last month, we wrote a series of blogs on Giuliana Rancic and the relationship between infertility treatments and breast cancer. A recent study has also raised awareness on such medical advances and the relationship with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer occurs in almost 4% of female cancer cases and...