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The Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh (https://fertilitypreservationpittsburgh.org/), a member of the Oncofertility Consortium, is enrolling patients for ovarian tissue transplantation. This IRB-approved experimental protocol is open to:

  • Women between the ages of 18-45 years;
  • Who have previously cryopreserved and stored cortical ovarian tissue that is available for autologous transplantation (transplantation back into their own body);
  • Who have ovarian insufficiency;
  • Who are candidates for pregnancy;
  • Who have written clearance for the procedure from the physician treating the...
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 On February 14, 2011, California state assembly member Anthony Portantino introduced legislation, AD 428, which would mandate that health insurance plans cover the cost of fertility preservation. The legislation would cover patients in California ...
Paul Lauritzen Ph.D., and Andrea Vincini S.J., recently published Oncofertility and the Boundaries of Moral Reflection. The scholarship in Theological Studies reflects on advances in fertility preservation in relation to magisterial teaching. The authors ...
Watch the Virtual Grand Rounds presentation on John Rock, a doctor and scientist, whose treatement of infertile couples led to the first sucessful fertilization of a human egg outside of the body. Drs. Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner further discuss their ...
Oncofertility Consortium bioethicist Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, recently published an article, " Gametes or organs? How should we legally classify ovaries used for transplantation in the USA? " The scholarship in the Journal of Medical Ethics ...
Northwestern University's Chemistry of Life Processes Institute recently highlighted the dramatic increase in fertility preservation consultations for young cancer patients through Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The institute, ...
The January 2011 issue of Chicago Magazine includes a special section on medial breakthroughs that are changing the face of women's health in Chicago and the world. The article discusses the impact of the Oncofertility Consortium and includes an ...
  Congratulations to Shauna Gardino, Sarah Rodriguez, PhD, and Liza Campo-Engelstein, PhD, on their article, “ Infertility, Cancer, and Changing Gender Norms,” in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Learn more about the publication on our blog or read the ...
The January 2011 edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings includes a special article discussing reproductive topics for cancer patients. The piece, " Fertility Preservation," examines the impact of cancer treatment on future fertility and existing ...
An electronic version of the Biology of Reproduction  includes a recent paper by Oncofertility Consortium researchers, titled, " In Vitro Oocyte Maturation and Preantral Follicle Culture from the Luteal Phase Baboon Ovary Produce Mature Oocytes." ...
Every year, the Oncofertility Consortium provides funding for pilot studies to investigate emerging aspects of oncofertility. The results of one pilot study termed the Survey for Preservation of Adolescent Reproduction (SPARE) were just published in the ...

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