Oncofertility Consortium

Rachel Smith

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The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has just published a summary of the current oncofertility research in their e-Advances section titled “Building an Artificial Ovary – A New Tool for Understanding Reproductive Biology and Preserving...

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The Oncofertility Consortium held its third annual conference this past week (September 13-15) in Chicago, bringing together a diverse group of researchers, basic scientists, clinicians, nurses, social workers, sociologists, economists, and ethicists to share their progress on oncofertility...

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Huge Galdones, PhD

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Here are a couple of shots from today's events. A full gallery will follow.

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Hello all.  I wanted to take a moment on the blog to introduce myself, even though I'm mainly involved on the administrative side of the Oncofertility Consortium (so you won't be seeing too many research-centered blogs from me).  I'm a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communication,...

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Recently, WBEZ Chicago's Eight Forty-Eight came to the Oncofertility Consortium to interview Dr. Woodruff about fertility preservation for cancer patients.  While the interview mainly discussed new techniques that will provide hope for cancer patients facing potential infertility, the interview...

Jacqueline Kestler

The annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference is September 13-15, 2009 in Chicago at Prentice Women's Hospital. The Oncofertility Consortium is seeking abstract submissions for the poster session (video and traditional posters) for work related to the field of fertility preservation. The deadline...

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Check back soon on our blog for a video interview with Dr. Sherman Silber at the 2nd Annual Oncofertility Summit.

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In case you missed the Virtual Grand Rounds from July 16th, you can watch the video of "The National Physicians Cooperative: Tales from the Front; Establishing a Comprehensive Fertility Preservation Program"on the Oncofertility Web site here.

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Coverage from yesterday's summit can be found @tarainyoureyes.

Today you can see it on both that account and @oncofertility.

Teresa K Woodruff

The Society for Reproductive Science highlighted fertility preservation technology in a platform session at its annual meeting. Teresa Woodruff presented work on mouse and human follicle maturation. Jing Xu spoke about work on follicle maturation technologies in a rhesus monkey model. Her work...

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Dear Oncofertility Colleagues:

Our second annual Oncofertility Reflections on the Humanities and Social Sciences summit starts tomorrow morning, July 22 at 9AM in the beautiful Norris Student Union on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. Organized by Professor Laurie Zoloth and Dr. Lisa...

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WIRED magazine ran a story last week based on the research article published in the journal Human Reproduction received many comments.

"A Fertility First: Human Egg Cells Grow Up in Lab" written by Hadley Leggett has already gotten 18 comments on the WIRED Web site. People were interested to learn...

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Lonnie Shea, PhD

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Lonnie Shea here. I am the bioengineer that runs the biomaterials core and have been collaborating with Teresa Woodruff for the past 8 years on the development of the culture system for ovarian follicles. This culture system is the technology that can enable frozen tissue to...

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Ariella Shikanov, PhD

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My name is Ariella Shikanov and I am a biomaterials scientist in the Shea-Woodruff collaboratory for the Oncofertility Consortium. I received my PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, developing a biodegradable polymeric carrier (a synthetic material that is broken down when put...

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I'm the project director for the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Partnerships (referred to as "OSEP") in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) on Northwestern's Evanston campus. My MA is in linguistics from Columbia University and my BA is in...

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The Northwestern University NewsCenter picked up the story we mentioned in the blog at the beginning of June called Obama gives money for Oncofertility research. They quote Dr. Kemi Jona who is the director of the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Partnerships in the...

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The inaugural session of the Cardiology Summer Academy just ended. It gave seniors from the Young Women's Leadership Academy Charter School a chance to experience the world of the heart through real-life experiences at Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. The program's success...

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Every summer, Teresa Woodruff sends out a summer reading list to the people in her lab. Because there isn't much of a global perspective on Oncofertility yet, this year's theme is "Global Perspectives on Reproduction" to prepare, hopefully, to create partnerships with the World Health Organization...

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July 23rd at 7:00 pm at the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, Northwestern University, Evanston Campus is the world premiere of the Oncofertility Saturday Academy documentary film.

The film describes...

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Dr. Jeffrey Chang wins the San Diego Science Alliance Partnership Award at a ceremony on May 21st, 2009. He is accompanied by SDSA Executive Director Nancy Taylor and SDSA Preseident Rick Beach. Photo courtesy of SDSA.

Dr. Jeffrey Chang, the principal investigator of the National Physicians...

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