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Fertility preservation for men is a usually a relatively straightforward process involving the collection of a sperm sample and cryopreserving it for later use. While this procedure works for many individuals, it isn’...

Oncofertility Consortium

Children's Memorial Hospital is expanding its fertility preservation services to its young cancer patients and their families. In February, Marleta Reynolds, MD, Chief of...

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Comprehensive cancer care employs an interdisciplinary approach to providing expert diagnosis, treatment, and support to individuals with cancer. A team of radiologists, surgeons,...

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Last Thursday, members of the Oncofertility Consortium had the pleasure of attending a presentation by...

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Cancer patients and their loved ones must make an incredible number of important decisions upon diagnosis. It’s a time of extreme stress and emotions run high. Not only do they have to absorb the shock of a cancer...

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FAMILY TRAVELS TO RHODE ISLAND FROM OHIO FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD GIRL

Having a child diagnosed with cancer is a parent’s worst nightmare.  But juxtaposing the knowledge that your child may survive, and then may never be able to naturally have children...

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Often when we think of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the emerging field of oncofertility, we assume that this technology is available to all women of reproductive age following cancer treatment -...

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The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University is officially closed today due to a record-breaking blizzard in Chicago. The snow day gave me an opportunity to read a chapter in Malcolm Gladwell’s book What...

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Female cancer patients interested in preserving their fertility prior to treatment may choose from a variety of options including egg banking, embryo banking, or...

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In 1971, the National Cancer Act was signed in to law to find a cure for cancer through research and clinical trials. Since that time, scientists have learned many nuances about cancerous...

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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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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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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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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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The October 11, 2010 issue of TIME magazine highlighted the...

Jacqueline Kestler

Did you know that some breast cancer patients do not receive information about breast reconstruction options at the time of diagnosis?  The Cancer Support...

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The Nobel Prize committee announced today that the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to Dr. Robert Edwards for his role in developing human ...

Jacqueline Kestler

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

This week, The Washington Post...

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The fourth annual gathering of oncofertility specialists occurred this week at Northwestern University’s Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. More than 150 people from 24 states across the US and three...

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