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The Cancer Support Community (CSC) was formed in 2009 by the the Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club.  Together, they offer both psychological and social support to individuals living with cancer.  CSC is committed to behavioral, psychosocial and survivorship research and training in an effort to...

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There’s no doubt you have seen some of our past blog posts, extolling the many virtues of the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA).  It’s all about getting young women interested in science and giving them an opportunity to see, firsthand, how impactful science can be by working with prominent ...

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Cancer and Careers is an organization dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through their comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups...

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At the Oncofertility Consortium, we are always trying to make sure that we have the most up-to-date and accessible information regarding fertility preservation, particularly for patients. Whether we are partnering with advocacy groups to let patients know about support services available to them or...

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At the Oncofertility Consortium, it’s no secret that we believe in the importance of fertility preservation for young cancer patients – it’s what we’re all about. Research, education, advocacy, clinical care, you name it, we're on top of it and constantly looking for ways we can improve the...

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The journal, Current Oncology, recently published two articles on opposite ends of the cancer timeline-diagnosis and survival. The first article, "Health care strategies to promote earlier presentation of symptomatic breast cancer: perspectives of women and family physicians,” focuses on the...

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So let’s talk about clinical trials. Has anyone out there ever participated in one or know of someone who has? Have you ever thought about participating in one, but held back because you didn’t have enough information about what it would entail?  A lot of people fall into that category – they want...

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According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes. This breaks down to a 12 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk for women of developing breast cancer in the U.S. and right now, there are about two and a half million breast...

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One out of 48 women will develop invasive cancer before age 40. Many young women will survive their cancer treatment and live long lives that include decisions on building a family.   Currently, there is a lack of data on the long-term reproductive outcomes in young women after cancer treatment....

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The past few weeks have been busy ones here at the Oncofertility Consortium. We have been in the midst of preparing for the fifth annual conference to investigate advances in cancer and fertility, which begins tomorrow morning (Monday, September 12th, 2011). It is hard to believe that it has...

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Motherhood has long been viewed as a valued role for women, regardless of whether or not every woman is a mother or plans on being one. In all fairness, it is a defining role for many women and something that gives their lives added meaning. I can certainly understand how this could be a principle...

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Religion and oncofertility strive to maintain an open and mutually beneficial dialogue in order to meet somewhere in the middle.  Oddly enough, science and theology often overlap, albeit outside of the lab, so it’s important to bridge any gaps that may exist in the current debate surrounding...

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The goal of oncofertility is to preserve the future fertility of cancer patients and ensure they have reproductive choice after they’ve finished treatment. Not all methods of fertility preservation are considered “established” techniques meaning they are viewed as experimental and must be offered...

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Here at the Oncofertility Consortium Blog, it’s important to us that our readers who may be diagnosed with cancer or know someone that is, have a wealth of resources to tap into for support. A cancer diagnosis often leads to questions and concerns throughout the trajectory of the disease. Having...

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Mary Zelinski, PhD finishes her reports from the annual meeting of the Society for Cryobiology held from Corvallis, Oregon with a final blog about the keynote talk from Alison Ting, PhD. In this post, she relay's Dr. Ting's findings about advancing ovarian tissue cryopreservation techniques in one...

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Recently I dipped my foot into the real estate market and began looking for a place we could call home. I followed all the steps that most anyone else would: I hooked up with a real estate agent (*Todd), I began scouring all the listings in my price range and after a few visits to "the house"  I...

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In this blog, Mary Zelinski, PhD continues her reports from the annual meeting of the Society for Cryobiology held in Corvallis, Oregon, July 24-27. In this post, she relay's the findings of Dr. Pukazhenthi, on the importance of fertility preservation for endangered species. Read the first and ...

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Last week, Mary Zelinski reported to us about the annual meeting of the Society for Cryobiology held in Corvallis, Oregon, July 24-27. She continues her review of the meeting and the keynote presentation by Dr. Steven Mullen, below. Read the first blog post on Cryo2011.

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A few weeks ago, this blog discussed some of the ins and outs of cryopreservation, or highly specialized freezing of tissues for long-term preservation, in oncofertility. Scientists in this scientific field and members of the Oncofertility Consortium recently attended a meeting on this technology...

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Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and cancer survivor, John Kaplan documents his journey through diagnosis, treatment and remission in the new documentary, NOT As I Pictured. At 48 years old, John was at the top of his game; successful career, wife and 2 kids (a boy and a girl), and rarely sick....

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