Allison Goetsch

Yesterday we announced our NEW Oncofertility Decision Tool Web Portal. This online portal serves as a one-stop-shop for health care providers in need of tools to facilitate fertility preservation conversations with their patients whose disease, or its treatment, threatens fertility. In addition to...

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

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

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

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

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

Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships across Disciplines devoted an entire chapter to the communication strategies and issues faced by oncology providers.  Chapter 10 is entitled Fertility Communication to Cancer Patients: A Hematologist-Oncologist's...

Brigid Martz Smith

If you're not already aware, today is World Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration which calls upon government leaders and health policy-makers to significantly reduce the global cancer...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is happy to welcome the Portuguese Center for Fertility Preservation as a Global Partner.  We currently work with reproductive specialists from all over the world in an effort to better serve children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and other fertility-...

Brigid Martz Smith

Information gaps are widely apparent in patient-physician relationships due to a multitude of factors.  Some patients are not interested or emotionally able to process information provided by the physician while certain physicians may not be comfortable discussing various options with their...

Brigid Martz Smith

Women who have a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer face a number of looming decisions; from whether or not to undergo prophylactic surgery, to electing increased surveillance, to taking risk-lowering medication.  Interwoven with these decisions is the implication each will have on fertility.  ...

Brigid Martz Smith

Education materials, whether in print or web-based, have a large role in helping patients feel confident in their medical decision-making.  Continuing with our overview of Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships across DisciplinesChapter 3 focuses on the...

Brigid Martz Smith

We can all remember a time when we have received medical information from our doctor and have walked away with little or no comprehension of what was discussed.  The second chapter in Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships Across Disciplines is entitled ...

Brigid Martz Smith

Here at the Oncofertility Consortium, we're huge fans - both personally and professionally - of Matthew Zachary, the force behind Stupid Cancer; the nation's largest support community of young adult survivors of cancer.  Created in 2004 (first as Steps for Living, then transitioning into I'm Too...

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Two ovarian follicles at different stages of maturation (primary on the left, secondary on the right).

Women with ovarian lesions, such as benign or malignant tumors, or those at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer now have additional evidence that can help them decide if they would like to...

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