Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Here are some new and notable publications from the field: In vitro maturation of human immature oocytes for fertility preservation and research materialH Shirasawa, Y Terada - Reproductive Medicine and Biology, 2017In recent years, the importance of fertility preservation (FP) has increased. In...

Brigid Martz Smith

On June 20th, Connecticut passed bill HB 7124 which provides coverage of cryopreservation of eggs, sperm, or embryo for all patients facing a threat to fertility.  More specifically, the new law amends the definition of infertility and is extended to include those whom fertility services are...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Registration is now open for the 2017 Oncofertility Consortium Conference!! Register now!Register now to secure your spot and to ensure the low early-bird rate of $300. Early-bird registration ends on July 31 and the price will increase to $350 on August 1. For more information about registration,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The Oncofertility Consortium is excited to host its second annual Fellow Education Day during the 2017 Oncofertility Conference! This day-long course will be held on November 14 and will consist of four traditional lectures and two team-based learning exercises. The purpose of this course is to...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Ralph Kazer delivered June's VGR "Fertility Preservation Strategies for Women About to Undergo Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy" and this talk is now available online. Dr. Kazer is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Members of the Global Partners Network recently published a commentary in the Biology of Reproduction. Below is more information from first author Saskia de Roo, who spent last year studying at the Consortium. Let me first introduce myself, I am Saskia de Roo, and I graduated last January from...

Brigid Martz Smith

Join the team from Cincinnati Children’s as they discuss the strategies in preserving fertility in pediatric oncology patients and other at-risk children during a live event, Pediatric Oncofertility: A Comprehensive Review.  The multidisciplinary team from Cincinnati Children’s Oncology, Gynecology...

Brigid Martz Smith

SaveMyFertility.org has been updated to reflect our most recent patient and provider pocket guides.  Check out the new website and download available pocket guides now!  SaveMyFertility.org is an authoritative resource for adult cancer patients and the parents of children with cancer who want to...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The May VGR, delivered by Dr. Angela Lawson, is now available online. Dr. Lawson's talk Balancing Hope and Loss: Psychological Aspects of Gamete Cryopreservation in Cancer Patients explored the psychological aspects of infertility and oncofertility and she discussed her approach to counseling these...

Brigid Martz Smith

Wednesday, May 10th was World Lupus Day and the Oncofertility Consortium would like to take the time to highlight the fertility needs of young women with lupus and the Northwestern treatment team that manages the disease and the fertility/endocrine needs of our patients.  Dr. Rosalind Ramsey...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

A message from Dr. Teresa Woodruff with some updates about Repropedia:It is with great pleasure and pride that I announce the transition of Alexandra Rashedi, Editor-in-Chief Repropedia from the Woodruff Laboratory to Harvard University where she will begin a Master of Science in Reproductive,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The 2017-2018 Virtual Grand Rounds schedule is now available online. The series Oncofertility Practice Building will focus on the multifaceted approach to setting up an oncofertility practice, both domestically and aboard, and discuss practical ways to develop and implement an oncofertility program...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The agenda for the 2017 Oncofertility Conference is now online! We are so excited to host the 11th annual meeting of the field on November 14-16, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The agenda is filled with a full-day of education sessions including a hands-on training course and a variety of breakout sessions,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

On Wednesday, April 12, Dr. Jhenifer Rodrigues, who founded the Brazilian Oncofertility Consortium and subsequently, the Latin American Oncofertility Network, delivered the VGR. Her talk, The Oncofertility Field Expansion throughout Brasil and Latin America, gave an overview of oncofertility...

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

Drs. Teresa Woodruff and Shuo Xiao recently published in Toxicological Sciences, which is one of the top journals in toxicology field. This paper examined doxorubicin and its effect on follicle function and oocyte health. Here is more information about the paper from its author Dr. Shuo Xiao:It is...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The Oncofertility Consortium is excited to announce the release of 'A New You, That's Who', part of the Childhood Reproductive Education Project.  In collaboration with faculty from Northwestern's School of Communication, including Ellen Wartella, PhD, Alexis Lauricella, PhD, Lisa Hurwitz, and Eric...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The March VGR is now available online. Dr. Nao Suzuki presented an overview of the Japan Society for Fertility Preservation. His talk focused on the need for fertility preservation in Japan and history of JSFP. He also included an impressive array of the JSFP programs and the seminars they have...

Brigid Martz Smith

LIVESTRONG has launched a dynamic online training for health professionals focused on issues related to cancer treatment and fertility.Even though more than 150,000 people diagnosed with cancer during their reproductive years, studies have found that health care professionals are still not...

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...

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