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By Jen Rachman

At age 26, I was living my life, self-sufficient, secure and independent. I took care of myself physically and emotionally. Life was nearly perfect, until the routine trip to the gynecologist that wound up saving my life.

When you hear the words, “you have cancer,”...

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The 7th annual Oncofertility Conference: Cancer and Fertility Around the Globe, is September 9 & 10, 2013, in Chicago, IL, at...

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Tomorrow, June 27th, we are excited to be hosting Catherine Stika, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of...

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Cancer survivorship starts at the time of disease diagnosis and continues throughout the rest of the patient’s life. Many survivors experience physical, emotional and day-to-day challenges after cancer treatment is done making survivorship a life-long journey. As a result, the Robert H. Lurie...

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Scientists discover cause of immature eggs’ death from cancer drug and how to prevent it

MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Paul at (312) 503-8928 or marla-paul@northwestern.edu

CHICAGO --- Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their...

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Below is a guest post by Anthony J. Ryals, PhD, discussing a new study underway at Northwestern University looking at the effect chemotherapy and hormone depletion have on memory and cognition in cancer survivors. 

By Anthony J. Ryals, PhD

Prior research has indicated that...

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Tomorrow, June 13th, we are excited to be hosting Kamaljeet Murthy, MD, Instructor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of...

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On Wednesday, May 29th, the California Assembly passed Bill AB 912. On July 10th, it will be addressed by the California Senate Health Committee. For those of you who...

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Cancer survivors, their families and friends, and the Northwestern community that supports them
, will come together on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 2nd, to walk and celebrate the 20th anniversary of...

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This week is National Women’s Health Week. In honor of this important health awareness week, the...

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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and this time of year brings skin, our body’s largest organ, into focus as the  weather warms up and people spend more time outside in the sun...

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Tomorrow, April 25th, we are excited to be hosting Dana Gossett, MD, Chief of the Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, for our Virtual Grand Rounds...

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Since the 1990s, researchers have published conflicting results about the connection between cancer risk and fertility drugs. As a result, there has been a lingering concern among women that using fertility drugs may increase their risk for later developing hormone receptor positive cancers....

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Next week in the United States is designated as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. While cancer affects men and women of every age, race, ethnic background, and economic class, the disease has a disproportionately severe impact on minorities and the economically disadvantaged. National...

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Tomorrow, April 11th, we are excited to be hosting Clarisa Gracia, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and...

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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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Alice Crisci, founder of Fertile Action, and contributing author to the fourth upcoming Oncofertility book, Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships across Disciplineshas...

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Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds at 10 AM CST! For those who are not aware of these special rounds, they are live videoconferences with experts in the fields of...

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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

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

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