Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 6th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer on Friday, June 17th, 2016 in New York City! This FREE conference will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and...

Brigid Martz Smith

Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center are hosting a special AYA-edition of Cancer Connections on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00am - 12:30pm at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  This program is designed for young adults diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15-...

Brigid Martz Smith

Dr. Woodruff was featured in an invited viewpoint in JAMA Oncology along with National Physicians Cooperative Leaders William Gradishar, MD and Kristin Smith, Fertility Preservation Patient Navigator.  Oncologists' Role in Patient Fertility Care: A Call to ActionPublished Online: January 28, 2016...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Lesley Breech and her Oncofertility team at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital medical Center (CCHMC) shared a fascinating and high-yield overview of best practices in implementing a high-powered oncofertility program. Attendees gained practical knowledge and insight into how a successful...

Leah Bressler

Thank you to Matthew Zachary, Founder and CEO of Stupid Cancer, and to the patients and families who shared their journeys with us today. Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that utilizes evidence-based programs and services to optimize awareness, outreach and support in young adult cancer...

Leah Bressler

 

 

We're excited to co-host an event this evening with Critical Mass, a community-powered advocacy organization empowered to transform the care and treatment of young adults with cancer. Together we're hosting a meet-and-greet to exchange good conversation and ideas.

Look forward to seeing you at...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Hayes-Lattin gave a stimulating lecture on the status of insurance coverage for fertility preservation and what we can do as healthcare providers, researchers and advocates to allow our patients to receive oncofertility coverage. Up to 60% of cancer survivors are at risk for iatrogenic...

Leah Bressler

After hearing about issues with sexual function in female young adult cancer survivors, Dr. Meacham shared with us the special issues in young adult male cancer survivors. She discussed how sexual function includes both physical and emotional components and has a key role in determining quality of...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Woodard, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at MD Anderson and Baylor discussed special issues in sexual functioning among female young adult cancer survivors. She reviewed how surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapies can have long-term and late effects such as...

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Drs. Didwania
, Reichek and Victorson and RNs Karen Kinahan and Karin Danner-Koptik brought unique perspectives to this afternoon's panel discussion on psychosocial issues among cancer survivors. They engaged us in a stimulating conversation about the numerous and varied psychosocial...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Finlayson, pediatric endocrinologist at the multi-disciplinary Gender & Sex Development Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital, spoke to us about fertility preservation options in patients with DSD. She started by explaining that DSD represents a group of medical congenital conditions in which...

Leah Bressler

Barbara Lockart, pediatric NP and coordinator for the fertility preservation program at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago discussed the process of assent and consent in fertility preservation in children. She started off reviewing the history of human rights violations and our...

Leah Bressler

The Oncofertility Consortium is grateful for the support of a number of sponsors at our Oncofertility Conference, Critical Conversations in Oncofertility: Pediatrics and Beyond.

Today, we’d like to highlight Goose Island Brewery for their sponsorship of our joint event with Critical Mass tonight...

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The first Panel Discussion of the Conference was a well-attended discussion of issues in fertility preservation. The session was moderated by pediatric oncologists Dr. Yasmin Gosiengfiao of Lurie Children's and Dr. Anna Franklin of MD Anderson, Olivia Jaworek Frias, RN patient...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Smith, a reproductive urologist at UCSF, educated us on the impact of cancer treatment on male fertility and the growing need for male oncofertility treatments as childhood cancer survival rates continues to increase. As has been a theme today, Dr. Smith reviewed how alkylating agents are...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Campo-Engelstein, PhD in bioethics at Albany Medical College, gave a compelling review of the key ethical considerations in ovarian stimulation in adolescent cancer patients. She led attendees through a range of topics and emphasized how the biologically-determined differences in treatment by...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Su, of UCSD, gave an eloquent and stimulating lecture reviewing medical considerations in adolescents undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation. Mature oocyte and embryo cryopreservation are established fertility preservation methods associated with high success rates...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Sklar, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Survivorship expert and Director of the Long-term Follow-up program at Memorial Sloan Kettering, provided the morning keynote address and the first clinical lecture of the Consortium. He reviewed how long-term outcomes are highly dependent on both treatment (e...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Amander Clark of UCLA reviewed how differentiation of germ cells can be achieved from induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS). She reviewed how cells from the inner cell mass develop into the epiblast, which develop into all somatic cells including the primordial germ cell which differentiates...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is so lucky to have the support of a number of sponsors for our upcoming Oncofertility Conference, Critical Conversations in Oncofertility: Pediatrics and Beyond.
Today, we'd like to highlight the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center for their generous...

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