Patients

Today young adult survivors of cancer and other diseases are looking forward to a future of long term survival due to improved treatments. However, many of the therapies that have so effectively helped increase survival have side effects that may cause the loss of fertility.

For women, certain therapies can cause ovarian damage or failure, early menopause, genetic damage to growing eggs and other reproductive problems.
For men, treatments can cause damage to the testes and interfere with sperm production.

Brigid Martz Smith

Connecting clinicians and researchers is paramount to the success of translational research within the Oncofertility Consortium.  In order to facilitate the translation from bench to bedside to babies, the Oncofertility Consortium created the National Physicians...

A cancer survivor in the UK recently gave birth to a child using a frozen ovary that was re-implanted after her cancer treatment. The story originally appeared on BBC News. The complete story is below. A cancer patient from Edinburgh has become the first UK woman to give birth following a transplant of her frozen ovary tissue.The mother conceived naturally and gave birth to a baby boy two weeks ago.Edinburgh University scientists are freezing tissue from the reproductive organs of boys and...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports endocrine abnormalities in aging childhood cancer survivors. The study, a part of the...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The Oncofertility Consortium hosts a variety of activities both in-person and online. In order to create enduring educational materials, the OC archives media from all its events and meetings. Previously recorded videos from Virtual Grand Rounds, Oncofertility Conferences, and other training...

Nicole Woitowich

This year, the Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, throughout the month of August. However, several athletes, coaches, staff, and journalists have decided to stay home this year, citing concerns for Zika virus infection. Brazil is currently experiencing a Zika...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is thrilled to host its 10th Annual Oncofertility Conference, Expanding Access to Emerging and Existing Oncofertility Services, November 1-3, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois at Prentice Women's Hospital.  This year's meeting focuses...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Megan Silianoff, survivor and author of the book "99 Problems but a Baby Ain't One", delivered an inspiring VGR about her experiences with cancer and adoption. During her presentation, she shared her story and how she...

Cancer After AdoptionTo learn more about Megan Silianoff and contact her with any questions about the adoption process, click here.

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