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

Dr. Quinn, Professor of Oncologic Sciences at the Moffitt Cancer Center, educated 2015 Oncofertility Conference attendees on the importance of discussing fertility preservation options in LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender and queer/questioning) patients. She called attention to...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Anazodo, Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Center at Sydney Children's Hospital in Australia, explained how big data can be used to track and improve fertility preservation procedures. The FUTuRE (Fertility Understanding Through Registry and Evaluation) Fertility Research Group ...

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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. Gracia, Professor, Practicing REI and Director of Fertility Preservation at UPenn, kicked off our afternoon session with a comprehensive review of ovarian tissue cryopreservation. She first reviewed indications for ovarian cryopreservation, which is an experimental option for patients who...

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...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Mary Zelinski of Oregon Health Sciences University spoke about advances in vitrification of ovarian tissue and follicles in primates. She reviewed her lab’s technique for vitrification in a closed system which has been shown to preserve primordial, primary and secondary follicles in Macaques....

Leah Bressler

The morning session, advances in bench research, began with a stimulating and thorough review on ovarian follicle development in vitro by Dr. Woodruff. Attendees learned that human follicle culture in vivo using a two-step, growth-stage-dependent maturation process is associated with greater...

Leah Bressler

The 2015 Oncofertility Conference kicked off this morning with a rousing call to action from Dr. Teresa Woodruff. Dr. Woodruff explained that over the last 40 years, markedly improved childhood cancer survival has increased the need for pediatric oncofertility programs. She reviewed efforts to date...

Leah Bressler

Today, we're excited to introduce a new blog series streaming live from the 9th annual Oncofertility Conference, Critical Conversations in Oncofertility: Pediatrics and Beyond, which focuses on pediatric oncofertility and is attended by physicians and scientists from all over the globe.

First a...

Brigid Martz Smith

This week, Oncofertility Consortium is excited to offer FREE breakout sessions for attendees of our 9th Annual Oncofertility Conference, Critical Conversations in Oncofertility: Pediatrics and Beyond on Thursday, November 5th.
Detailed information will also be included in your conference programs...

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 Corner Bakery for their generous donation of lunch on November 3rd and Snacks...

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 SurvivorVision for their generous sponsorship.  We thank them for their ...

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 SeventyK for their generous sponsorship.  We thank them for their consistent...

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 EMD Serono for their generous sponsorship.  We thank them for their ...

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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