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A few days ago, we posted a blog about Giuliana Rancic’s personal experiences this year, first with infertility treatments, and then with a breast cancer diagnosis. Her story caused people to ask if her infertility treatments were related to her breast cancer diagnosis. Simultaneously, this fall, a...

Oncofertility Consortium

Our undergraduate oncofertility reporter, Meredith Wise, brings us the first of two blogs on Giuliana Rancic and her current experiences with infertility and breast cancer. Mrs. Rancic is using her celebrity to educate the world on these important issues, which gives us all something to reflect...

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A recent blog post in the academic journal, Nature, explores a new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (an organization in England that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine), suggesting that women who donate their unfertilized eggs to research deserve to be...

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Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Laurie Zoloth regarding the bioethics program embedded in the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) curriculum.  During our conversation, we also touched upon religion and how that factors into the bioethics portion of the OSA program that Dr. Zoloth...

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As cancer survival rates continue to increase, survivorship quality-of-life issues are also gaining more attention. One of the most debilitating conditions that breast cancer patients experience is called lymphedema. Lymphedama is an accumulation of fluid within parts of the body that is caused by...

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We are proud to announce that the International Society for Fertility Preservation newsletter for Fall, 2011 will include an article on the significant work of  Patient Navigators  in this field.  Read the reprint below!

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Cancer and its treatment often impair the future fertility of...

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Recently there has been a lot of attention brought to the concept of collaboration in academia, specifically in the sciences. Gone are the days (at least in our niche) where disciplines drew a dividing line in the sand – scientists keep to one side of the room, humanities, you go play in the other...

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For many women, temporary hair loss during chemotherapy is a very emotional and difficult experience. Hair loss occurs because chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells—healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles contain some of the fastest-growing cells in the body, and as the...

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Maggie Daley (center front) with Mayor Richard M. Daley, Ann Lurie, a Northwestern trustee and philanthropist, and Steve Rosen, M.D., director of the Lurie Cancer Center and of Cancer Programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Photo by Nathan Mandell

The recent passing of Maggie Daley, wife of...

Oncofertility Consortium

Meredith Wise is a senior at Northwestern University majoring in Pre-med and English. Her interests in women's health and fertility started in high school when she shadowed an infertility specialist. She never thought that fertility would ever become an issue for her young friends but when one,...

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The Oncofertility Consortium and the Hormone Foundation developed fact sheets for men, women, and children to learn about the impact of cancer on their fertility, hormonal management, and fertility options. These fact sheets are available at SaveMyFertility.org, a website which provides patients...

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I’m excited to be writing about the second issue of the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (JAYAO) , the first cancer journal of it’s kind. This second issue is no small feat - many journals come and go and it takes a dedicated editorial staff and readership to keep the ship afloat....

Oncofertility Consortium

The Oncofertility Saturday Academy, a national program to educate high school students originated at the Women's Health Science Program, which just received a Presidential Award for excellence in mentoring. Here are the details!

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Latina and African American high-school girls...

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By Maya M. Harper, M.A.

Every year, 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15-40 are diagnosed with cancer. They may experience this diagnosis as a devastating twist of fate that has the potential for derailing their life from its current track. However, with the changes in...

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Earlier this year, I blogged about a young woman and volunteer with Bright Pink, Kristin Nelson, who had preventative ovarian removal after she tested positive for BRCA1. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are a class of genes otherwise known as tumor suppressors, and a mutation of these genes has been linked...

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November is all about “Movember” for those in the know. If you’ve never heard this term before, it’s about time we caught you up. Every year in November, Movember is the reason you see thousands of newly mustachioed men throughout the US and around the world. With their new “Mo’s,” these men raise...

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The Cancer Support Community (CSC) was formed in 2009 by the the Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club.  Together, they offer both psychological and social support to individuals living with cancer.  CSC is committed to behavioral, psychosocial and survivorship research and training in an effort to...

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I recently sat in on a new fall course offering at Northwestern University, the History of Reproduction, taught by Sarah Rodriguez, PhD. Over the last few years, Sarah has contributed her historical expertise to the Oncofertility Consortium, ensuring that the Consortium receives a healthy dose of...

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This is the second part of our interview with Fertile Action, a group that provides financial support for young cancer patients looking to preserve their fertility. Read the first blog on Fertile Action and enjoy this second one.

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OC: How do you work with the larger cancer...

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