Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Francesca Duncan and her colleagues recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This paper "mTORC1/2 Inhibition Preserves Ovarian Function and Fertility during Genotoxic Chemotherapy" is significant for the following reasons: "A major unresolved issue for...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

In January, 2017, Jessica R. Gorman from Oregon State University and colleagues published a study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship comparing adoption considerations between female young adult cancer survivors and women of the same age in the general population. This study found that among...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Each year the Oncofertility Conference brings together a diverse community of oncofertility stakeholders to review the yearly progress made in the field. Because the annual conference is so unique, it is no surprise that we receive news coverage each year. The 2016 Conference was featured in two...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Oncofertility colleagues, Drs. Richard Anderson and Melanie Davies from the UK recently published an editorial in The BMJ encouraging specialists across the UK to standardize fertility preservation interventions since awareness about fertility preservation remains relatively low. Despite national...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

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Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports endocrine abnormalities in aging childhood cancer survivors. The study, a part of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study,  found "cumulative incidence and prevalence of endocrine abnormalities increased across the lifespan of survivors...

Nicole Woitowich

This year, the Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, throughout the month of August. However, several athletes, coaches, staff, and journalists have decided to stay home this year, citing concerns for Zika virus infection. Brazil is currently experiencing a Zika virus...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

On June 20th, representatives from the Latin America Oncofertility Global Partners Network met with other reproductive medicine specialists and oncologists at a conference in Uruguay to discuss fertility preservation options for cancer patients and the expasion of the Global Partners Network to...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Mahmoud Salama, Assistant Professor, Professorship-Fellow at Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, who is also an Oncofertility Global Partners Network representative from Egypt and Germany, recently published an article in Clinical Reviews of...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

An exciting new publication, funded by the Center for Reproductive Health After Disease and the Oncofertility Consortium (P50HD076188), was recently published in the Journal of Early Adolescence. This work is one of the projects supported by the Education Core and has made tremendous progress over...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The Center for Reproductive Science at Northwestern University is proud to announce a new Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine program offered under the direction of Dr. Teresa Woodruff and management of Drs. Francesca Duncan and Elizabeth Sefton! This is an exciting opportunity...

Brigid Martz Smith

Scientists from all over the world unite with the Organ Preservation Alliance to crack cryobanking of organs and control biological time.  Make sure to read the feature story in The Economist and lead story in their pod cast (first 5 min)! 

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Leader of the Brazilian Oncofertility Consortium Wins a Recognized Research Prize in BrazilDr. Jhenifer Rodrigues recently was awarded a prestigious prize for her PhD disseration. Below is a blog from Dr. Rodrigues highlighting her success:By Jhenifer Rodrigues, PhDThe researcher and leader of the...

Brigid Martz Smith

Dr. Woodruff was featured in an invited viewpoint in JAMA Oncology along with National Physicians Cooperative Leaders William Gradishar, MD and Kristin Smith, Fertility Preservation Patient Navigator.  Oncologists' Role in Patient Fertility Care: A Call to ActionPublished Online: January 28, 2016...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Hayes-Lattin gave a stimulating lecture on the status of insurance coverage for fertility preservation and what we can do as healthcare providers, researchers and advocates to allow our patients to receive oncofertility coverage. Up to 60% of cancer survivors are at risk for iatrogenic...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article, Kids with Cancer get Futuristic Chance at Saving Fertility, describing the role of ovarian and testicular freezing in saving future fertility for pediatric cancer patients.  The article highlighted patient and parent stories from Ann & Robert H....

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium was highlighted in the Spring 2015 issue of Northwestern Medicine Magazine in the article "Moving Beyond Cancer".  In this issue, Holly and Richard Manprisio, and their journey to build a family, are highlighted.  Holly conquered stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma when she was...

Brigid Martz Smith

This Sunday, June 7th, is National Cancer Survivors Day.  It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.  

We hope that everyone who has been touched by cancer is able to connect...

Brigid Martz Smith

On May 12th, People Magazine highlighted a story about a 16 year old Arizona teen, McKindree Patton, who elected to freeze her eggs prior to chemotherapy for a rare form of bone marrow failure.  Through the help of non-profit group Angel Mamas, McKindree was provided funds to cover the fertility...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Woodruff was featured in a recent article in Evidence-Based Oncology. Read the article below:

Fertility Preservation in Young Cancer Patients

Published Online: November 17, 2014
Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD

Advanced diagnostic tools and innovative treatment measures in cancer have increased...

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