Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Today's feature is Dr. Woodruff's presentation from the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference.Dr. Woodruff's talk touched on three main points:1. Updates on encapsulated in vitro follicle growth2. New data on medical mitigation strategies3. Next generation biomaterials and tissue scaffolds for...

Brigid Martz Smith

Congratulations to our colleagues at Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) for their new Oncofertility Curriculum!  The Reproductive Technologies Curriculum is designed for high school and junior/community college educators to enhance their biology curriculum and promite the teaching of...

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...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

All of the lectures from the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference are now posted online! To view the complete list of presentations, click here.In anticipation of next year's conference, we will be featuring one of the 2015 lectures each week. You can receive our blog and other oncofertility...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Lesley Breech and her Oncofertility team at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital medical Center (CCHMC) shared a fascinating and high-yield overview of best practices in implementing a high-powered oncofertility program. Attendees gained practical knowledge and insight into how a successful...

Leah Bressler

Thank you to Matthew Zachary, Founder and CEO of Stupid Cancer, and to the patients and families who shared their journeys with us today. Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that utilizes evidence-based programs and services to optimize awareness, outreach and support in young adult cancer...

Leah Bressler

 

 

We're excited to co-host an event this evening with Critical Mass, a community-powered advocacy organization empowered to transform the care and treatment of young adults with cancer. Together we're hosting a meet-and-greet to exchange good conversation and ideas.

Look forward to seeing you at...

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...

Leah Bressler

 

 

 

 

 


Drs. Didwania
, Reichek and Victorson and RNs Karen Kinahan and Karin Danner-Koptik brought unique perspectives to this afternoon's panel discussion on psychosocial issues among cancer survivors. They engaged us in a stimulating conversation about the numerous and varied psychosocial...

Leah Bressler

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Garofalo
Dr. FinlaysonJennifer Leininger and Dr. Lawson brought their respective expertise to generate a stimulating, thought-provoking discussion on fertility preservation in gender dysphoria patients at this year's Oncofertility Consortium 2015 Conferece . Dr. Garofalo, MD/...

Leah Bressler

Barbara Lockart, pediatric NP and coordinator for the fertility preservation program at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago discussed the process of assent and consent in fertility preservation in children. She started off reviewing the history of human rights violations and our...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Anazodo, Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Center at Sydney Children's Hospital in Australia, explained how big data can be used to track and improve fertility preservation procedures. The FUTuRE (Fertility Understanding Through Registry and Evaluation) Fertility Research Group ...

Leah Bressler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Panel Discussion of the Conference was a well-attended discussion of issues in fertility preservation. The session was moderated by pediatric oncologists Dr. Yasmin Gosiengfiao of Lurie Children's and Dr. Anna Franklin of MD Anderson, Olivia Jaworek Frias, RN patient...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Smith, a reproductive urologist at UCSF, educated us on the impact of cancer treatment on male fertility and the growing need for male oncofertility treatments as childhood cancer survival rates continues to increase. As has been a theme today, Dr. Smith reviewed how alkylating agents are...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Campo-Engelstein, PhD in bioethics at Albany Medical College, gave a compelling review of the key ethical considerations in ovarian stimulation in adolescent cancer patients. She led attendees through a range of topics and emphasized how the biologically-determined differences in treatment by...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Su, of UCSD, gave an eloquent and stimulating lecture reviewing medical considerations in adolescents undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation. Mature oocyte and embryo cryopreservation are established fertility preservation methods associated with high success rates...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Gracia, Professor, Practicing REI and Director of Fertility Preservation at UPenn, kicked off our afternoon session with a comprehensive review of ovarian tissue cryopreservation. She first reviewed indications for ovarian cryopreservation, which is an experimental option for patients who...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Sklar, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Survivorship expert and Director of the Long-term Follow-up program at Memorial Sloan Kettering, provided the morning keynote address and the first clinical lecture of the Consortium. He reviewed how long-term outcomes are highly dependent on both treatment (e...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Amander Clark of UCLA reviewed how differentiation of germ cells can be achieved from induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS). She reviewed how cells from the inner cell mass develop into the epiblast, which develop into all somatic cells including the primordial germ cell which differentiates...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Mary Zelinski of Oregon Health Sciences University spoke about advances in vitrification of ovarian tissue and follicles in primates. She reviewed her lab’s technique for vitrification in a closed system which has been shown to preserve primordial, primary and secondary follicles in Macaques....

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