Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The 2014 Oncofertility Consortium Conference was a great success! For two days, researchers, clinicians, students, and trainees from around the globe transcended on Northwestern University and participated in lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on training programs to learn about the advances...

Brigid Martz Smith

Yesterday, the Huffington Post published an article outlining states that are 'Fertility-Friendly'.  The article,...

Brigid Martz Smith

If you're not already aware, today is World Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is happy to welcome the Portuguese Center for Fertility Preservation as a Global Partner.  We currently work with reproductive specialists from all over the world in an effort to better serve children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and other fertility-...

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More than 72,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) between 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. While survival rates for pediatric and older cancer patients have...

Brigid Martz Smith

As I'm sure you already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The nation is awash in the color pink and adorned with pink ribbons.  Everywhere we turn we see information about breast cancer signs and symptoms, early...

Oncofertility Consortium

By Marla Paul

A new gentler chemotherapy drug in the form of nanoparticles has been designed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists to be less toxic to a young woman’s fertility but extra tough on cancer. This is the first cancer drug tested while in development for its effect on fertility...

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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...

Oncofertility Consortium

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...

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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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...

Kai Orton, PhD

An estimated 848, 000 men and 790,000 women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year according to the American Cancer Society.  New genetic sequencing technologies have made it possible to get personalized...

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-By Marilyn Sherman

A series of workshops designed to promote the teaching of biotechnology in Chicago Public Schools kicked off with a June 19 symposium featuring pioneering Northwestern University cancer researcher ...

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On March 23, 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This bill was designed to fill some of the health care gaps that prevented many Americans from receiving affordable health insurance. Since that time, the legality of the bill has been questioned and this past...

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Many of you may have plans with your family doing your best to ensure that the day is celebrated, and the women in your life who fit this profile, past and present, are honored in some way. It goes without saying that being a mom is rewarding, but it can also have...

Oncofertility Consortium

The Oncofertility Consortium uses emerging technologies, such as Virtual Grand Rounds, to speed the pace of research. Read about a new way we are doing this to facilitate global collaboration between scientists.

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Recently my colleague and office buddy, Nadia Johnson, was featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Inquiry, Northwestern University’s...

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Congratulations are in order for Kate Waimey Timmerman, PhD, who was just named by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) to the Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee (...

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Please join us in congratulating Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Director of the Oncofertility Consortium and Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the...

Oncofertility Consortium

This is the second of a series of blogs that Medill journalism students are writing about their perspectives on oncofertility. Read the first blog by Zara Husaini.

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