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 ...

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

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

Congratulations to Francesca Duncan, PhD and her fellow authors in their featured article for the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology!  This National Physicians Cooperative article, Pediatric and Teen Ovarian Tissue Removed for Cryopreservation Contains Follicles Irrespective of Age,...

Brigid Martz Smith

We are proud to share that the Brazilian Oncofertility Consortium published a new book in Brazil last month, "Preservação da fertilidade: Uma nova fronteira entre medicina reprodutiva e oncologia"(Translation: Fertility preservation: A new frontier between reproductive medicine and oncology).  This...

Brigid Martz Smith

Oncofertility University is a community collaboration to promote oncofertility education in the clinical setting. Fertile Action produced two online courses for oncology nurses with funding from the California Cryobank. Dr. Leonard Sender, an advisor on the project and co-leader of the...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article, Kids with Cancer get Futuristic Chance at Saving Fertility, describing the role of ovarian and testicular freezing in saving future fertility for pediatric cancer patients.  The article highlighted patient and parent stories from Ann & Robert H....

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium was highlighted in the Spring 2015 issue of Northwestern Medicine Magazine in the article "Moving Beyond Cancer".  In this issue, Holly and Richard Manprisio, and their journey to build a family, are highlighted.  Holly conquered stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma when she was...

Brigid Martz Smith

On May 12th, People Magazine highlighted a story about a 16 year old Arizona teen, McKindree Patton, who elected to freeze her eggs prior to chemotherapy for a rare form of bone marrow failure.  Through the help of non-profit group Angel Mamas, McKindree was provided funds to cover the fertility...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

Brigid Martz Smith

On May 31st, the Oncofertility Consortium will participate in the Lurie Cancer Center’s 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K in Chicago, Illinois.  Our goals are to celebrate those who have survived, to inspire those recently diagnosed and to promote cancer awareness in our community...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post,...

Brigid Martz Smith

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