The Oncofertility Consortium and its Center for Reproductive Health After Disease have current and past research programs that address the reproductive health needs of cancer and disease patients. To meet its goals, the team of researchers involved with the Oncofertility Consortium has undertaken various projects that reach across several diverse disciplines, with the ultimate goal of exploring and expanding options for the reproductive and fertility futures of patients.

Novel Method for Cryopreservation and Recovery of Female Follicles

Engineered Environments for Ovarian Follicle Transplantation

Bioengineering Primate Follicles: From Immature Eggs to Live Births

Development and optimization of methods for successful cryopreservation and thawing of nonhuman primate ovarian tissue

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Testing the ability of ovarian follicles to be isolated and transplanted without risk of reseeding cancerous cells

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Application of an alginate 3-D culture system to the maturation of primate follicles in vitro and delivery of pro-angiogenic agents to autotransplanted ovarian tissue

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National Physicians Cooperative to Preserve Fertility for Female Cancer Patients

Measuring and Modifying the Human Follicle Environment to Improve In Vitro Egg Quality

Education & Outreach Core: Providing Reproductive and Endocrine Awarenss to Diverse Communities

Establishing a nationwide network of fertility preservation centers to promote best practices, test new methods and study important questions.

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Application of biomaterials to optimize in vitro follicle growth (IVFG) in mouse, cow, and human 

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Development of oncofertility education programs for students of all ages

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An Interdisciplinary Perspective: A Social Science & Humanities Examination of Oncofertility

Training the Globally Ready Scholar

Administrative Core

Examination of the emergent ethical, legal, economic, and communication issues related to oncofertility

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Advancement of training opportunities for the interdisciplinary, globally prepared oncofertility scholar, including site-specific exchange of investigators

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Facilitation of communication and data sharing governance to remove barriers to progress and provide a framework for operations, goverance and support of interdisciplinary Oncofertility Consortium members 

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Measures of Fertility in Young Cancer Patient

Pilot Project Program

Medically-based Protection of Ovarian Reserve

Investigation of novel and cutting-edge technologies, tools, and training activities for assessing fertility status and the sequelae of adverse fertility outcomes in pediatric cancer patients

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Various high-risk, high-gain projects that launch early-stage ideas into fundable grants 

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Clarifying the mechanism of oocyte death and identifying molecular targets for treatment that can protect the ovary from damage caused by cancer therapies

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This research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Grant P50HD076188.