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Joint Statement from the Alliance for Fertility Preservation and the Oncofertility Consortium on Fertility Preservation for Patients Receiving Gonadotoxic Therapies During the COVID-19 Pandemic During this uncertain and unprecedented time, the oncofertility community is working together to provide up-to-date fertility preservation information for patients and providers. We are aware of the recommendations from ASRM’s COVID-19 Task Force which suggests new IVF cycles not be initiated at this time. While this pause in services does not apply to urgent fertility preservation for patients...

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New cryopreservation research published in Human Reproduction indicates advantages in vitrification over slow-freezing on the later ability of ovarian follicles to grow in vitro. The paper, by oncofertility researchers, Alison Ting, Richard Yeoman, ...
At Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, researchers are testing a compound called sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a naturally occurring molecule which has been shown to prevent germ cell death in mice receiving radiation therapy and ...
Article in Human Reproduction Update translated into Chinese In 2010, members of the oncofertility community joined together discuss the past, present, and future of ovarian tissue research. This meeting resulted in the publication, " Current ...
On June 23rd, Matt Zachary (I'm Too Young for This), Jonny Imerman (Imerman Angels), and Kathleen Boss (Gilda's Club) led a discussion entitled, " Survivorship, Advocacy, and Identity in the Cancer Community." Click below to watch this ...
Watch the press release from the Endo 2011 Conference with Teresa K. Woodruff revealing the Oncofertility Consortium's new iPhone App, iSaveFertility. iSave fertility is a free mobile resource for health care providers and their patients to help ...
As a patient navigator at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Kristin Smith guides newly diagnosed cancer patients through a hopeful process – preserving their future ability to have children in the face of life ...
"While the science of fertility preservation for adolescents with cancer is advancing, the social science research in this area is lacking. Specifically, there are only a small number of studies about the psychological reproductive concerns in the ...
A recent supplement of the magazine, Cancer, focuses on the specific needs of young cancer patients in Canada. The articles discuss how to increase outcomes in patients between 18 and 39 who are dealing with cancer. One article, by Hamish B. Wallace MD, ...
On May 16th, Richard Anderson, MD, PhD led a discussion entitled, " Female Fertility Preservation in Practice: Where We Are, and How We Got Here." Click below to watch his fascinating presentation. Female Fertility Preservation in Practice: ...
Dr Quinn, from the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and the University of South Florida, in Tampa, USA, has conducted surveys of oncologists' referral practices. The interview covers issues such as: How communication between patients and ...

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