Brigid Martz Smith

We're delighted to begin a new series highlighting reproductive medicine blog posts written by Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College for BIOETHICS TODAY.  Dr. Campo-Engelstein's main research areas include reproductive ethics (particularly...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Members of the Japanese Society for Fertility Preservation were honored for their work at a conference in Japan on Sunday. Drs. Nao Suzuki, Kouhei Sugimoto, and Tomoe Koizumi attended the 13th Annual Japan Society for Reproductive Psychology Conference. Tomoe received an award for her oral...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Amander Clark, PhD (Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Director of the Embryonic Stem Cell Derivation laboratory and Key member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative and Stem Cell Research at the University of California Los...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 6th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer on Friday, June 17th, 2016 in New York City! This FREE conference will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and...

Brigid Martz Smith

Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center are hosting a special AYA-edition of Cancer Connections on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00am - 12:30pm at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  This program is designed for young adults diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15-...

Brigid Martz Smith

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Oncofertility University have published their next training course, Male Oncofertility: Advocating for Your Patient's Fertile Future which follows their inaugural course, Female Oncofertlity: Advocating for Your Patient's Fertile Future.  These courses...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Mary Zelinski is an Associate Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences, and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University. Her research centers on understanding the development and function of primate ovarian...

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...

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...

Brigid Martz Smith

Dr. Sana Salih and colleagues have published a new paper, Dexrazoxane Diminishes Doxorubicin-Induced Acute Ovarian Damage and Preserves Ovarian Function and Fecundity in Mice, on fertility preservation in young mice treated with chemotherapies.  Teresa Woodruff says that ‘fertoprotective therapies...

Leah Bressler

CCHMC Oncofertility Consortium Panel Presentation Nov 2015

The final day of the Oncofertility Conference was high-yield for attendees, who were fortunate to hear about best practices in oncofertility from the experts at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Please find their...

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

After hearing about issues with sexual function in female young adult cancer survivors, Dr. Meacham shared with us the special issues in young adult male cancer survivors. She discussed how sexual function includes both physical and emotional components and has a key role in determining quality of...

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