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By Jen Rachman

At age 26, I was living my life, self-sufficient, secure and independent. I took care of myself physically and emotionally. Life was nearly perfect, until the routine trip to the gynecologist that wound up saving my life.

When you hear the words, “you have cancer,” there is truly no...

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The 7th annual Oncofertility Conference: Cancer and Fertility Around the Globe, is September 9 & 10, 2013, in Chicago, IL, at Prentice Women’s Hospital. The Oncofertility Consortium is seeking abstract submissions for the poster session on Monday the 9th, for work related to the field of cancer and...

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Tomorrow, June 27th, we are excited to be hosting Catherine Stika, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, for our Virtual Grand Rounds (VGR) at 10 AM CDT, entitled, “Hormonal impact of cancer treatment and management of hormonal...

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Cancer survivorship starts at the time of disease diagnosis and continues throughout the rest of the patient’s life. Many survivors experience physical, emotional and day-to-day challenges after cancer treatment is done making survivorship a life-long journey. As a result, the Robert H. Lurie...

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Scientists discover cause of immature eggs’ death from cancer drug and how to prevent it

MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Paul at (312) 503-8928 or marla-paul@northwestern.edu

CHICAGO --- Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their fertility because chemotherapy and radiation can damage or kill...

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Below is a guest post by Anthony J. Ryals, PhD, discussing a new study underway at Northwestern University looking at the effect chemotherapy and hormone depletion have on memory and cognition in cancer survivors. 

By Anthony J. Ryals, PhD

Prior research has indicated that up to 90% of chemotherapy...

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Tomorrow, June 13th, we are excited to be hosting Kamaljeet Murthy, MD, Instructor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, for our Virtual Grand Rounds (VGR) at 10 AM CDT, entitled, “Sexual Side Effects from the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer.”...

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On Wednesday, May 29th, the California Assembly passed Bill AB 912. On July 10th, it will be addressed by the California Senate Health Committee. For those of you who are unfamiliar with California Bill AB 912, it is a bill that would require a health care service plan and a health insurer to...

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Cancer survivors, their families and friends, and the Northwestern community that supports them
, will come together on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 2nd, to walk and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center's signature event, the Annual Cancer Survivors’...

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This week is National Women’s Health Week. In honor of this important health awareness week, the Women's Health Research Institute recently hosted the third annual Celebrating National Women's Health Week event at Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. Activities included keynote speaker, Holly...

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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and this time of year brings skin, our body’s largest organ, into focus as the  weather warms up and people spend more time outside in the sun. Skin cancer is sometimes referred to as a “lifestyle disease” because its occurrence can be dramatically...

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Tomorrow, April 25th, we are excited to be hosting Dana Gossett, MD, Chief of the Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, for our Virtual Grand Rounds (VGR) at 2 PM CDT. Please take note that her presentation entitled, “Management of Abnormal...

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Since the 1990s, researchers have published conflicting results about the connection between cancer risk and fertility drugs. As a result, there has been a lingering concern among women that using fertility drugs may increase their risk for later developing hormone receptor positive cancers....

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Next week in the United States is designated as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. While cancer affects men and women of every age, race, ethnic background, and economic class, the disease has a disproportionately severe impact on minorities and the economically disadvantaged. National...

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Tomorrow, April 11th, we are excited to be hosting Clarisa Gracia, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania, for our Virtual Grand Rounds at 10 AM CDT. Her presentation entitled, Case Studies in Oncofertility, will analze indviduals who have...

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By Danielle Alyce Fanslow, Francesca Duncan, and Kate Timmerman

There are several methods of fertility preservation open to female cancer patients who wish to start a family after treatment including cryopreservation of oocytes, embryos and ovarian tissue. Cryopreservation is a method of...

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Alice Crisci, founder of Fertile Action, and contributing author to the fourth upcoming Oncofertility book, Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships across Disciplineshas been in the news recently for her vocal opposition to a California bill that prohibits...

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Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds at 10 AM CST! For those who are not aware of these special rounds, they are live videoconferences with experts in the fields of reproduction, cancer, and oncofertility. The rounds provide researchers, clinicians, and others the...

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By Cathryn Smeyers

This is the final installment in a two-part blog story featuring Oncofertility Consortium member, Gregory Dolin, MD, JD, focusing on his recent Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds presentation. To read the 1st blog, click here.

In his presentation, Dr. Dolin highlighted some of...

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By Cathryn Smeyers

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune entitled “New programs give hope to young cancer patients about bearing children,” discusses the field of oncofertility and how it can positively impact the lives of female cancer patients.

The article opens with the story of Jenna Benn, an...

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