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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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Oncofertility Consortium members, Ting AY, Yeoman RR, Campos JR, Lawson MS, Mullen SF, Fahy GM, Zelinski MB, published a paper in Human Reproduction entitled, Morphological and functional preservation of pre-antral follicles after vitrification of macaque ...
The National Institutes of Health will be forced to reduce its spending by 5.1 percent, or about $1.6 billion this year, beginning today (3.1.2013) if President Barack Obama and Congress don't strike a deal. Research labs in universities across ...
Oncofertility Consortium member, Laxmi Kondapalli, MD, MSCE, was recently featured in an article about her impressive work in Oncofertility at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Kondapalli did her Oncofertility training at ...
Dr. Woodruff sits down with the Chicago Tribune to discuss oncofertility, the term she coined in 2006 to describe the emerging subfield that bridges oncology and reproductive research to explore and expand options for the reproductive future of cancer ...
In a new publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Oncofertility Consortium members Clarisa Gracia, MD, and Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, discuss the importance of fertility preservation communication among oncology providers and newly diagnosed young ...
A new website has just been launched to provide assistance to young patients wishing to learn about their reproductive options in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. Now patients and their clinicians can go to the new Patient Navigator for Fertility ...
A new article in Aging Cell describes reduced chromosome cohesion with advanced maternal age. The authors Duncan, Hornick, Lampson, Schultz, Shea, and Woodruff identify that eggs from older women which were obtained following in vitro maturation resulted ...
Oncofertility Medical Practice: Clinical Issues and Implementation is the third in a series of timely and indispensable books on fertility preservation for cancer patients edited by Oncofertility Consortium members, Teresa K. Woodruff, and Clarisa Gracia. ...
Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Director of the Oncofertility Consortium, Dr. Teresa Woodruff, PhD, is featured in the AAAS member news this month for her work in fertility preservation and women's health. ...
Young cancer patients are often left partially or completely infertile by the treatments that save their lives. This month, the NCI Cancer Bulletin features the emerging field of oncofertility in an article entitled,  So Others May Benefit: Young Cancer ...

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