Brigid Martz Smith

We're now less than a month away from the 9th Annual Oncofertility Conference, Critical Conversations in Oncofertility: Pediatrics and Beyond.  In the coming days and weeks, we will highlight different sessions of the meeting and our wonderful speakers.

Today, we're sharing speaker bios for the...

Brigid Martz Smith

Congratulations to Francesca Duncan, PhD and her fellow authors in their featured article for the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology!  This National Physicians Cooperative article, Pediatric and Teen Ovarian Tissue Removed for Cryopreservation Contains Follicles Irrespective of Age,...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're happy to share that National Physicians Cooperative member, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, hosted a successful fundraising event this past Sunday at Soulcycle in Manhattan, New York.  This philanthropic class was sold out and money was raised for Susan G. Komen Foundation in...

Brigid Martz Smith

We are proud to share that the Brazilian Oncofertility Consortium published a new book in Brazil last month, "Preservação da fertilidade: Uma nova fronteira entre medicina reprodutiva e oncologia"(Translation: Fertility preservation: A new frontier between reproductive medicine and oncology).  This...

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We are delighted to provide our support to the newly developed Pediatric Oncofertility Research Foundation (PORF).  PORF supports research in the field of fertility preservation for children treated for cancer. The primary goal of the foundation is to allow the choice of future fertility to every...

Brigid Martz Smith

Richard Anderson and Norah Spears co-edited a definitive book on Cancer Treatment and the Ovary and enlisted a global list of experts to ensure that comprehensive and up-to-date information is included.  This newly-released book is targeted to oncologists and reproductive specialists and its...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium welcomes Jhenifer Rodrigues as the coordinator of the Brazilian Oncofertility Consortium.  Jhenifer is a biologist with a Bachelors in Biologic Sciences with specialization on Clinical Embryology by the Rede Latinoamericana de Reprodução Assistida (Red Lara) - Latin...

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Oncofertility University is a community collaboration to promote oncofertility education in the clinical setting. Fertile Action produced two online courses for oncology nurses with funding from the California Cryobank. Dr. Leonard Sender, an advisor on the project and co-leader of the...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article, Kids with Cancer get Futuristic Chance at Saving Fertility, describing the role of ovarian and testicular freezing in saving future fertility for pediatric cancer patients.  The article highlighted patient and parent stories from Ann & Robert H....

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium was highlighted in the Spring 2015 issue of Northwestern Medicine Magazine in the article "Moving Beyond Cancer".  In this issue, Holly and Richard Manprisio, and their journey to build a family, are highlighted.  Holly conquered stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma when she was...

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Our friends at True North Treks are looking for survivors who are interested in participating in two exciting adventures this coming fall to "recalibrate, rejuvenate and reconnect with life"!  True North Treks is dedicated to supporting young adult cancer survivors by connecting with nature, other...

Brigid Martz Smith

This Sunday, June 7th, is National Cancer Survivors Day.  It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.  

We hope that everyone who has been touched by cancer is able to connect...

Brigid Martz Smith

On May 12th, People Magazine highlighted a story about a 16 year old Arizona teen, McKindree Patton, who elected to freeze her eggs prior to chemotherapy for a rare form of bone marrow failure.  Through the help of non-profit group Angel Mamas, McKindree was provided funds to cover the fertility...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

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On May 31st, the Oncofertility Consortium will participate in the Lurie Cancer Center’s 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K in Chicago, Illinois.  Our goals are to celebrate those who have survived, to inspire those recently diagnosed and to promote cancer awareness in our community...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

Brigid Martz Smith

Did you know that the Oncofertility Consortium is accessible on multiple social media platforms?  You can find us on: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube as well as the blog!

Follow us, friend us, tweet us - we want to connect with all of you!

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Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is excited to announce a new opportunity for Illinois individuals and couples struggling with infertility and its associated costs.  The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation is a 501c3 that will provide educational programs as well as financial assistance.  

The Foundation...

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