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...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Woodruff was featured in a recent article in Evidence-Based Oncology. Read the article below:

Fertility Preservation in Young Cancer Patients

Published Online: November 17, 2014
Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD

Advanced diagnostic tools and innovative treatment measures in cancer have increased...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The 2014 Oncofertility Consortium Conference is less than a month away! We're excited to introduce Dr. Daniel Green from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His talk "Fertility and Pregnancy Outcome After Childhood Cancer" will be the culmination to our exciting morning session on day 1 of the...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

A recent feature in Cure magazine discusses adoption as another option for cancer survivors who want to build a family. Each patient is unique. The impact of a given treatment on fertility can vary and so can the time available before starting life saving treatments. Patient age, marital status,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Woodruff's article "Reproductive endocrinology: fertility in female survivors of childhood cancer" was recently listed as one of the top 20 articles in the field of reproduction and endocrinology since 2013. This article was listed at the 8th most influential in the list of 20. Dr. Woodruff's...

Allison Goetsch

Gonadotoxic therapies, such as chemotherapy, used to treat breast cancer can have harmful effects on fertility- they destroy ovarian follicles, or women's reserve of ova, resulting in amenorrhea and/or early menopause. Additionally, many endocrine therapies used to treat breast cancer have indirect...

Allison Goetsch

Need to stay up to date on the latest clinical guidelines, recommendations, and opinions? Our Oncofertility Decision Tool Web Portal has an entire section devoted to bringing you ALL of the clinical guidelines affecting fertility preservation and oncology care.  We designed it this way so the...

Allison Goetsch

Yesterday we announced our NEW Oncofertility Decision Tool Web Portal. This online portal serves as a one-stop-shop for health care providers in need of tools to facilitate fertility preservation conversations with their patients whose disease, or its treatment, threatens fertility. In addition to...

Allison Goetsch

The Oncofertility Consortium has created a Decision Tool Web Portal for health care providers who care for patients diagnosed with malignant and non-malignant conditions which may impair fertility (or treatment may impair fertility).

Decision Tools are designed to enable oncofertility stakeholders...

Brigid Martz Smith

UPDATE: NEW VENUE INFORMATION BELOW!

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to spread the word about an upcoming Stupid Cancer Meet-up with founder and CEO (and a wonderful friend of the Oncofertility Consortium), Matthew Zachary.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 25th - read more below!
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Brigid Martz Smith

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting  a contest for songs and videos demonstrating the cutting edge science funded by the office of the director.  The Oncofertility Consortium has two videos in the running and we'd love your support!  
To vote for our videos, follow the links below...

Brigid Martz Smith

Recently, Mashable featured Jenna Benn in a wonderful article: Wedding, Career, Chemo: When Cancer Derails the Millennial Dream.  Jenna Benn is a patient of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at and a wonderful friend and supporter of the Oncofertility Consortium.

Due to the interest...

Brigid Martz Smith

Today, we are honored to have another patient guest blogger; long-term survivor Colleen Cira.  Read through her incredible story below and join the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center this evening, March 25, from 5-8pm for "Drinks with Docs (& Healthcare Providers)" at Bridge House Tavern...

Brigid Martz Smith

Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships across Disciplines devoted an entire chapter to the communication strategies and issues faced by oncology providers.  Chapter 10 is entitled Fertility Communication to Cancer Patients: A Hematologist-Oncologist's...

Brigid Martz Smith

JOIN US! 

This Thursday, February 13th at 10am Central Time, the Oncofertility Consortium is proud to host our next Virtual Grand Rounds.  This presentation will be given by Dr. Robert E. Branningan and focus on Fertility Preservation in the Male: Optimizing the Delivery of Care.  Dr. Robert E....

Brigid Martz Smith

If you're not already aware, today is World Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration which calls upon government leaders and health policy-makers to significantly reduce the global cancer...

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