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As a result of earlier detection and improved treatments, cancer survival statistics have dramatically increased. Some survivors may live with cancer as a chronic disease requiring periodic treatments, while...

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Summer Teacher Fellowship Team (L-R): Mark Prosise (Curriculum Developer), Amy Elliott, Kari Bodine, Miranda Bernhardt (Lab Coordinator), Sowmya Anjur, Kristen Perkins (Curriculum Coordinator), Nadia Reynolds (...

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One of the missions of the Oncofertility Consortium is to educate cancer patients, providers, and the larger oncology community. We have recently joined forces with a like...

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to tour the Supportive Oncology Suite with our Fertility Preservation Patient Navigator, Kristin Smith. The Supportive Oncology Suite is part of the...

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Planning a family post-cancer can be a complicated process if a patient’s fertility was compromised during their cancer treatment. Depending on a cancer survivor’s prior treatment regime and subsequent fertility options...

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This year at American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference we met so many great advocacy groups who are invested in the cancer community...

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In today’s world, more and more professionals are relying on smartphone technology as part of their daily lives. Healthcare providers are no exception, with apps being designed in lieu of cumbersome pocket-guides...

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A few weeks ago, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference, I walked over to the Bright Pink organization’s booth to introduce myself. In doing so, I met a young...

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In March, we blogged about a survivorship event scheduled for April 7th at the Museum of Science and Industry entitled...

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The Oncofertility Consortium often uses technical terms when discussing cancer and fertility preservation. In an effort to remove the jargon from reproductive science, Cathryn Smeyers, Program Manager of the Center for...

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A cancer diagnosis often carries a number of legal issues, including insurance coverage, employment and taking time off work, access to health care and government benefits, etc… These legal issues can have a serious...

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Northwestern launches app and micro-website for healthcare providers and patients

By Marla Paul ---Cancer treatment can destroy a patient’s fertility, but not all physicians are familiar with the risks and...

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Back in February, we blogged about one of our sister programs for the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) called, the Pennsylvania...

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In the first volume of the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (JAYAO), a pioneering new...

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One of my favorite things about working in the cancer community is meeting young adult cancer survivors. I have never met such an energetic group of people who deal with a life-threatening disease, beat that...

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The Oncofertility Consortium was developed with the insight that a multidimensional approach would be required to solve the intractable...

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This Saturday on April 30th, Karine Chung, MD, MSCE, a member of the Oncofertility Consortium's National Physicians Cooperative, will be speaking at an event called Cancer and Fertility: Actualizing Your Dreams of Parenthood after...

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As you’ve seen in previous blog posts, we’ve discussed the religious implications of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in certain faiths and challenged ourselves to rethink oncofertility in the context...

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Addressing fertility preservation with a newly diagnosed cancer patient may seem like a daunting task for a healthcare provider, but studies show that cancer survivors who did not learn about fertility preservation options were more likely to feel distressed by this, impacting their quality of...

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