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We love “success stories” at the Oncofertility Consortium and right now, there is one story that is making the rounds of every popular magazine in the country. That of native Chicagoan and star of the first Celebrity Apprentice, Bill Rancic, and his wife, Giuliana Rancic, E! News reporter, breast...

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In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published fertility preservation guidelines for clinicians to follow when treating young cancer patients in response to the increased likelihood of young men and women at risk of losing their fertility due to cancer and its treatment....

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Around 10% of all people diagnosed with cancer are in their reproductive or pre-reproductive years (under age 45). This means that, each year, approximately 133,000 women, men, and children who are diagnosed with cancer are at risk for infertility due to the very treatments (e.g. chemotherapy,...

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Fertile Action founder and fertility preservation patient advocate, Alice Crisci, shares her thoughts on the challenges patients face when navigating insurance coverage or lack there of for oncofertility procedures.

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By Alice Crisci

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Cancer Connections is an event held three times a year for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis, to learn about services, meet advocacy groups and get the tools needed to manage the disease. In less than 2 weeks, Cancer Connections is holding its second session, on Saturday, July 21st, at ...

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The number of Americans with a history of cancer is growing due to the aging and growth of the population, as well as improving survival rates. In response to this demographic trend, The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) compiled a comprehensive survivorship...

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Advances in cancer treatments give young women more hope for survival than ever before, but many treatments can leave women unable to naturally conceive a child.  The University of North Carolina (UNC) Fertility Preservation Program, a member of the National Physicians Cooperative, provides options...

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At the Oncofertility Consortium, we like to introduce our readers to advocacy groups who are doing great things to make a difference in the lives of individuals facing or who have faced, a cancer diagnosis. One of those organizations we would like to shine a light upon is, The SAMFund. The SAMFund...

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Fertility Preservation (FP) programs are imperative to comprehensive cancer treatment plans, but not all providers are able to offer this level of care to their patients. Often, this is not for lack of want, but rather it results from a scarcity of resources or insufficient knowledge regarding FP...

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Pain is a common symptom among cancer patients and a large percentage of cancer patients are treated with opioids to control this side effect. Some cancer therapies are very rigorous and require opioid analgesics on an ongoing basis to treat the pain resulting from aggressive treatment. Many cancer...

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In 1974 a small group of physicians seeking to dispel the myth that community physicians were uninterested in and incapable of participation in state-of-the-art cancer care came together to form the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). ACCC was born to give oncology practitioners in the...

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As you may already know, The Oncofertility Consortium partnered with the Endocrine Society to release the free, iSaveFertility iPhone App nearly a year ago this week.  iSaveFertility was developed to give oncologists and fertility specialists a quick reference guide for preserving the fertility of...

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A person’s health is influenced by many factors; including, sex, gender, culture, environment, and income. Researchers are discovering the critical roles that sex and gender identity play in health, wellness, and disease progression. The discoveries being made through the study of women’s health...

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Many of you may have plans with your family doing your best to ensure that the day is celebrated, and the women in your life who fit this profile, past and present, are honored in some way. It goes without saying that being a mom is rewarding, but it can also have its...

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By Nadia Johnson

In October 2010, the Center for Reproductive Research (CRR) supported an exhibit at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival, held on the National Mall, in Washington, DC, in which we showcased the Women’s Health Science Program, drew attention to the under-representation...

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Pediatric cancer, a disease once thought to be primarily incurable, now has an 80% cure rate as a result of clinical advances in technology, pharmaceuticals and screening. For many young patients and their families, survival takes precedence over all other issues immediately following a cancer...

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Recently my colleague and office buddy, Nadia Johnson, was featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Inquiry, Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy’s (SESP) quarterly magazine, in an article entitled, “Higher Education Student Nadia Johnson: Motivating Girls to Study Science.”...

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Yesterday, April 26th, was Take Your Kids to Work Day and as always, the Woodruff Lab opened its doors to the future generation of white coats!  Woodruff Lab members brought their children in to take part in a day of activities to help them learn more about the research we do at the Oncofertility...

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April 22-28, 2012 is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), a nationwide campaign intended to educate the public about infertility and the concerns of the infertility community.  This year’s theme is “Don’t Ignore Infertility,” with an emphasis on speaking out about the realities of...

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Students and scientist-organizers of the March 12th Oncofertility 101 course

Last week, the Oncofertility Consortium hosted its second Oncofertility 101 course. In this laboratory-based course, organized by Francesca Duncan, PhD, and Jennifer Pahnke, MS, researchers learn the methods to study...

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