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...

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...

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

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....

Leah Bressler

The morning session, advances in bench research, began with a stimulating and thorough review on ovarian follicle development in vitro by Dr. Woodruff. Attendees learned that human follicle culture in vivo using a two-step, growth-stage-dependent maturation process is associated with greater...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Woodruff's article "Reproductive endocrinology: fertility in female survivors of childhood cancer" was recently listed as one of the top 20 articles in the field of reproduction and endocrinology since 2013. This article was listed at the 8th most influential in the list of 20. Dr. Woodruff's...

Allison Goetsch

Need to stay up to date on the latest clinical guidelines, recommendations, and opinions? Our Oncofertility Decision Tool Web Portal has an entire section devoted to bringing you ALL of the clinical guidelines affecting fertility preservation and oncology care.  We designed it this way so the...

Brigid Martz Smith

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting  a contest for songs and videos demonstrating the cutting edge science funded by the office of the director.  The Oncofertility Consortium has two videos in the running and we'd love your support!  
To vote for our videos, follow the links below...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron as a guest blogger today.

This is a blog post based on the article, Toward theoretical understanding of the fertility preservation decision-making process: examining information processing among young women with cancer...

Brigid Martz Smith

Today we welcome Dr. So-Youn Kim from Dr. Woodruff's Lab at Northwestern University as our guest blogger.  Dr. Kim will review a recent article published by Dr. John C. Schimenti in Science 2014.
ONE MORE STEP TOWARDS PRESERVING OOCYTE RESERVE
By: So-Youn Kim, PhD
According to a paper published by...

Brigid Martz Smith

If you're not already aware, today is World Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration which calls upon government leaders and health policy-makers to significantly reduce the global cancer...

Brigid Martz Smith

Education materials, whether in print or web-based, have a large role in helping patients feel confident in their medical decision-making.  Continuing with our overview of Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships across DisciplinesChapter 3 focuses on the...

pkt551

Two ovarian follicles at different stages of maturation (primary on the left, secondary on the right).

Women with ovarian lesions, such as benign or malignant tumors, or those at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer now have additional evidence that can help them decide if they would like to...

pkt551

The reproductive community took note recently with the publication of research stating that ovarian tissue cryopreserved using a technique called vitrification, has resulted in a live human birth. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is an experimental fertility preservation technique that involves the...

adk121

We have exciting news to share – registration for the 7th annual Oncofertility Conference: Cancer and Fertility Around the Globe is now open! Please visit the conference webpage to view the agenda, speaker biographies,  submit an abstract for the poster session, and to REGISTER.  This year's...

Oncofertility Consortium

by Megan Carlson, Guest Blogger for the Oncofertility Consortium

My name is Megan, and I will be your guest blogger for today.

I'm a journalism graduate student who had the great pleasure of shadowing Dr. Teresa Woodruff Tuesday as part of my health and science reporting practicum.

As soon as I...

Oncofertility Consortium

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 cryopreservation of oocytes, embryos and ovarian tissue. Cryopreservation is a method of...

Oncofertility Consortium

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 1st blog, click here.

In his presentation, Dr. Dolin highlighted some of...

adk121

Oncofertility is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of oncology and reproductive science. While those two fields make up the breadth of this discipline, it only touches the surface of what future clinicians need in their academic repertoire to successfully navigate this field.  In “...

Kai Orton, PhD

Earlier this month fertility experts announced an important milestone for assisted reproductive technologies (ART).  Since the birth of Louise Brown in England 34 years, the first “test tube baby”, an estimated 5 million babies have been born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and similar...

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