Establishing global partners is a key to the Oncofertility Consortium’s continued success. The Consortium works with reproductive specialists from all over the world, including Brazil, Japan, Korea, and Portugal, in an effort to better serve children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and other fertility-threatening diseases. Global collaborations not only shed new light on fertility threatening conditions in other countries, but also gives our network insight in dealing with broad cultural issues.
Oncofertility Global Partners Network
Global partners of the Oncofertility Consortium receive tools and guidance to set up their own consortium. The Administrative Core at Northwestern University serves global partners in an effort to build and expand their existing services and outreach.
Virtual Grand Rounds
The Oncofertility Consortium hosts monthly Virtual Grand Rounds as a way to connect researchers, clinicians, and others from across the globe to discuss emerging research and clinical services in the field of oncofertility and beyond.
There are a variety of ways Global Partners can engage with the Consortium. From translating content to native language, to writing blogs and attending conferences, the OC seeks to establish novel partnerships with the global community. Learn more about ways to get involved below.
SaveMyFertility.org is an authoritative resource for adult cancer patients and the parents of children with cancer who want to learn more about preserving their fertility before and during cancer treatment, and protecting their hormonal health after treatment. Global Partners are encouraged to translate both the patient and provider fact sheets so they can provide their patients with the most up to date fertility preservation options.
MyOnco is a website for adolescent patients and their families to learn more about the potential effects of cancer (and other serious diseases) and its treatments on fertility, as well as the options for preserving fertility and resources for discussing these issues with their doctor. Global Partners are encouraged to translate the content on MyOnco so they can provide their young patients and their families with fertility preservation options.
Oncofertilit branding materials are available to all Global Partners. These materials can be customized to each individual clinic or center and use of these materials illustrates cohesiveness among all its members.