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In 1998, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University assembled a group of nurses and other oncology experts together for an inaugural oncology nursing...

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In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday upon us tomorrow, I asked people at the Oncofertility Consortium to tell me why they are thankful for fertility preservation.  I received some very thoughtful...

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Over the past decades, the patient-doctor relationship has changed dramatically in the United States. This may be due to changes in the amount of time that patients spend with their...

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Socio-economic status plays a profound effect on cancer diagnosis and survival rates. For example, breast cancer patients of low socio-economic status have significantly reduced survival rates compared to...

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In 2007, the Oncofertility Consortium joined forces with the Women’s Health Science Program (WHSP) to launch a unique high school-university science partnership called the...

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Last week, members of the Oncofertility Consortium flew to Austin, Texas to meet with the...

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Third and final day of our visit with Kirsten the journalist. We really enjoyed her stay and hope she'll come back soon!

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By Kirsten Tellam

Today was a more difficult day at the lab, not...

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Day 2 with our embedded journalist.

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By Kirsten Tellam

I was really excited for my day at the oncofertility lab today-- I actually got my hands in a pair of gloves and did some work!

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Jacqueline Kestler

Don’t worry, it’s not a typo – Movember is the proper name for the month of November where men join together to grow moustaches (aka the mo) for the whole month in order to fundraise and raise awareness about cancers that affect men. ...

Jacqueline Kestler

I’m a newcomer to Twitter, never having caught on to the Twitter craze that has become so popular among groups and individuals, young and old.  In working with oncofertility@twitter, I must admit that I am really enjoying learning how Twitter works...

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The October 11, 2010 issue of TIME magazine highlighted the...

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An image of a parthenote, courtesy of Alison Kim, PhD

An interdisciplinary team from the Oncofertility Consortium published a paper today in the journal...

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Did you know that some breast cancer patients do not receive information about breast reconstruction options at the time of diagnosis?  The Cancer Support...

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This upcoming November 12, 2010, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the...

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On 10-10-10, a record number of runners started the annual Bank of America Chicago marathon across the neighborhoods of the city.  For the Oncofertility Consortium’s own Clinical Research Coordinator,...

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On October 12, 2010 a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology will highlight the importance of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer...

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I’m a huge football fan, so most Sundays in the fall and winter are spent watching games.  Starting this past Sunday and running until the end of the month, all of the NFL teams will accent their...

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This Friday, October 8, the Cancer Legal Resource Center will host a conference in Los Angeles...

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The Oncofertility Consortium finds new ways to prevent life-saving cancer treatments from destroying fertility through multiple avenues of scientific research. But this emerging field does not live in isolation and the consortium addresses larger issues in oncofertility through discussions with...

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The Nobel Prize committee announced today that the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to Dr. Robert Edwards for his role in developing human ...

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