Allison Goetsch

The Oncofertility Consortium has created a Decision Tool Web Portal for health care providers who care for patients diagnosed with malignant and non-malignant conditions which may impair fertility (or treatment may impair fertility).

Decision Tools are designed to enable oncofertility stakeholders...

Brigid Martz Smith

In case you missed Dr. Woodruff's interview last week on Chicago Tonight, you can watch it here: Ending the Gender Bias in Research.

Thank you to Drs. Woodruff and Kibbe on their tireless work to promote the inclusion of females in all research, from cells to humans and we congratulate them on a...

Brigid Martz Smith

Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Director of the Oncofertility Consortium and Northwestern's Women's Health Research Institute will be featured on Chicago Tonight on WTTW, Channel 11, tonight at 7pm CST.  Dr. Woodruff, along with Dr. Melina Kibbe from Northwestern Medicine, were driving forces behind the push...

Brigid Martz Smith

Registration is now open for the 2014 Oncofertility Conference, Bench to Bedside: Oncofertility Advances in Males and Females which takes place September 22-23, 2014 in Chicago, IL. This year's conference will attract more than 150 researchers, clinicians, advocates and trainees from around the...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is proud to host a Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K on Sunday, June 1st in Chicago's Grant Park.  No pledges are required to participate and registration is open until May 30th.
This wonderful event includes a non-...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Korean Society for Fertility Preservation
The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to announce another Global Partner in Korea: The Korean Society for Fertility Preservation (KSFP).  Please see below information provided by KSFP in both English and Korean and review the Oncofertility Global...

Brigid Martz Smith

UPDATE: NEW VENUE INFORMATION BELOW!

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to spread the word about an upcoming Stupid Cancer Meet-up with founder and CEO (and a wonderful friend of the Oncofertility Consortium), Matthew Zachary.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 25th - read more below!
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Brigid Martz Smith

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting  a contest for songs and videos demonstrating the cutting edge science funded by the office of the director.  The Oncofertility Consortium has two videos in the running and we'd love your support!  
To vote for our videos, follow the links below...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is excited to announce another Global Partner: The Cheil General Hospital (CGH) & Women's Healthcare Center in Seoul, Korea!  We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Chanwoo Park last week at the Oncofertility Consortium offices here in Chicago, IL to discuss Global...

Brigid Martz Smith

SHARE Cancer Support is hosting an educational event, Having Children After Cancer, on Wednesday, May 14th from 6:00-7:30pm EST.  Dr. Diana Chavkin, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, will discuss fertility preservation...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is happy to announce the translation of Repropedia into Portuguese.  Repropedia is a reproductive dictionary created by an international team of scientists and clinicians led by investigators at Northwestern University.  This site provides information on common...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron as a guest blogger today.

This is a blog post based on the article, Toward theoretical understanding of the fertility preservation decision-making process: examining information processing among young women with cancer...

Brigid Martz Smith

Yesterday, the Huffington Post published an article outlining states that are 'Fertility-Friendly'.  The article, 'State-By-State 'Fertility Friendliness' Ranking Show Wide Range' was written by Resolve: The National Infertility Association in partnership with EMD Serono Inc., a biotech drug...

Brigid Martz Smith

Recently, Mashable featured Jenna Benn in a wonderful article: Wedding, Career, Chemo: When Cancer Derails the Millennial Dream.  Jenna Benn is a patient of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at and a wonderful friend and supporter of the Oncofertility Consortium.

Due to the interest...

Brigid Martz Smith

Today, we are honored to have another patient guest blogger; long-term survivor Colleen Cira.  Read through her incredible story below and join the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center this evening, March 25, from 5-8pm for "Drinks with Docs (& Healthcare Providers)" at Bridge House Tavern...

Brigid Martz Smith

On April 9, 2014, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a “Night of Humor & Healing” for young adult cancer survivors ages 16-40 years old at the famed Second City Theater.  The evening will include dinner, drinks, networking, and a one-hour hilarious improv show followed by a...

Brigid Martz Smith

Educating Providers on Evidence-Based Medical Guidelines is a chapter of Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships across Disciplines where the authors, Lauren N.C. Johnson and Dr. Clarisa R. Gracia, outline previous medical paradigms and how they have changed to...

Brigid Martz Smith

Today we welcome Dr. So-Youn Kim from Dr. Woodruff's Lab at Northwestern University as our guest blogger.  Dr. Kim will review a recent article published by Dr. John C. Schimenti in Science 2014.
ONE MORE STEP TOWARDS PRESERVING OOCYTE RESERVE
By: So-Youn Kim, PhD
According to a paper published by...

Brigid Martz Smith

We live in a digital age where more information is available at our fingertips than ever before.  We now have access to information in a matter of seconds that used to take weeks to locate through time intensive literature reviews at the library.  Chapter 12 of Oncofertility Communication: Sharing...

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