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There are an estimated 13 million cancer survivors living in the US today, with projected growth to 18 million by 2020. As a result, many healthcare groups and cancer centers are not equipped to address their...

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By Danielle Alyce Fanslow, Francesca Duncan, and Kate Timmerman

There are several methods of fertility preservation open to female cancer patients who wish to start a family after treatment including...

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By Cathryn Smeyers

This is the final installment in a two-part blog story featuring Oncofertility Consortium member, Gregory Dolin, MD, JD, focusing on his recent Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds presentation. To read the ...

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By Cathryn Smeyers

On Thursday, February 21st, Gregory Dolin, MD, JD, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center of Medicine & Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, delivered our Virtual Grand Rounds.  His talk, entitled “Speaking of Science: Legal Updates in...

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Cancer during pregnancy is rare, occurring in approximately one out of every 1,000 pregnancies, with breast cancer being the most commonly diagnosed. In the past, both healthcare providers and women were often unclear...

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Below is an excerpt from an article in the University of Colorado Cancer Center Fund E-News featuring Oncofertility Consortium member and Northwestern University alumna, Laxmi Kondapalli, MD, MSCE. To learn more...

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By Cathryn Smeyers

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune entitled “New...

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Fertility preservation in young cancer patients has come a long way in the last decade, as both patients and the medical community have galvanized to improve the information and reproductive technologies available surrounding oncofertility. In response to the increased likelihood of young men...

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Several of our recent blog posts have discussed fertility preservation in females, so we’d like to take a little time to shine a light on some interesting oncofertility research focused on males. The Oncofertility Consortium is committed to exploring the reproductive future of all young...

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Below is a guest post by Oncofertility Consortium favorite and cancer survivor extraordinaire,  Jenna Benn. Jenna is a young adult ...

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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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