Oncofertility Consortium

By Yogesh Makanji

In an Australian first, Monash IVF specialists reported achieving pregnancy in a 43-year-old woman after transplanting her cryopreserved ovarian tissue. Professor Gab Kovacs, Director of Monash IVF, Melbourne Australia, reported that his team had...

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Finding out your pregnant can be one of the happiest times in your life. Couple that with a cancer diagnosis and suddenly you’re not only concerned about your health, but that of the new life you are...

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Oncofertility is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of oncology and reproductive science. While those two fields make up the breadth of this discipline, it only touches the surface of what future clinicians need in their academic repertoire to successfully navigate this field.  In “...

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The month of November kicks off the sixth annual Movember...

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Talking with teenagers about fertility can be awkward and uncomfortable. Talking with teenagers and their families about a cancer diagnosis is devastating. How do we do both at the same time and ensure that the importance of fertility preservation is understood in light of the traumatic timing?...

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We are happy to be hosting Helen Picton, BSc, PhD, FSB for her Virtual Grand Rounds presentation tomorrow, October 25th, 2012, at 10 AM Central Time, entitled, "From Basic Science to...

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This weekend kicks off the 68th annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in San Diego, CA and runs through October 24th.  ASRM was founded in 1944 by a small group of fertility experts in Chicago and...

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Oncofertility is a multidisciplinary field requiring experts from a variety of different backgrounds including endocrinology, oncology, bioethics, urology, etc., in order to provide fertility options to cancer patients.  In the oncofertility book series, each edition focuses on a specific...

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More and more healthcare organizations, hospitals, and clinics are interested in learning about fertility preservation and how exactly an oncofertility program is developed. The Oncofertility Consortium holds a 1-day course entitled,...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Countries around the globe have started celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with 31...

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Today marks the start of the 36th annual APHON (Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses) Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference is...

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After nearly ten years of research, a team of 20 doctors and specialists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, have performed the first...

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The 2012 Oncofertility Conference: Dialogues in Oncofertility begins next Thursday, September 27th in Chicago, IL. This 6th annual conference will include talks from experts across the globe on...

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A recent story on the Today Show sparked my interest and practically begged for me to write about it. It involved cancer, fertility, and surrogacy so it seemed right up our alley, but there’s a caveat I should disclose before you read any further – the mother of the mother-to-be was...

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As you may have heard us mention a time or two before, the 3rd book in the oncofertility series, ...

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Here at the Oncofertility Consortium, we are busy putting the final touches on the upcoming 2012 Oncofertility Conference: Dialogues in Oncofertility. At the conference, experts will discuss which cancer treatments are...

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In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published fertility preservation guidelines for clinicians to follow when treating young cancer patients in response to the increased likelihood of young men and women at risk of losing...

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Suleika Jaouad is a 24-year-old writer from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Her column, “Life, Interrupted,” appears weekly in the...

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Over the last twenty years, advances in fertility preservation techniques have made oncofertility more accessible to women diagnosed with cancer or other fertility impacting diseases....

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