Social Sciences, Humanities & Oncofertility
Welcome to the Social Science and Humanities Projects
An important aim of the Oncofertility Consortium® is to build a new interdisciplinary field at the intersection of oncology and reproductive medicine. The creation of this new discipline and the eventual translation of its findings to the clinical setting raise significant issues regarding the social, ethical, and legal implications for patients with cancer and other serious diseases. Social science-based research is vital to understanding cancer patients’ concerns regarding fertility, and how patients, their families, and physicians make fertility-related healthcare decisions at the time of diagnosis.
Developing a Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument for Adolescent Who Are Pursuing Fertility Preservation
Identifying the fertility-related concerns of female adolescent cancer patients who have completed or are about to complete treatment
Understanding Psychological Adjustment and Decision Making in Advanced Cancer
Providing a foundation to understand processing and decision making in new cancer when a single immediate decision about oncofertility must be made