Oncofertility Consortium

A few students from the Medill School of Journalism have recently been providing us with their thoughts on oncofertility. Zara Huasini gives us her second post here on the intersection of oncofertility and social media. Read her first blog, Increased Awareness Could Save Fertility of Cancer...

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Please join us in congratulating Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Director of the Oncofertility Consortium and Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, on her election to the presidency of The Endocrine Society.  The Endocrine...

Oncofertility Consortium

By Nadia Johnson, Co-Director of the Oncofertility Saturday Academy

On Saturday, February 18th, 31 high school girls hailing from six different local Chicago high schools celebrated the culmination of the sixth annual Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) with a family day and graduation event. OSA...

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As we have covered in past blogs,  young people account for about 10% of all cancer patients.  As science, research and advocacy evolve, more young people are SURVIVING cancer and going on to lead healthy and productive lives. Nonetheless, young cancer survivors are in a league of their own when it...

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Fertility sparing procedures which were once infrequent and under utilized, are now more commonly performed in young men and women facing a cancer diagnosis. A recent article in the February issue of the American College of Surgeons Bulletin, entitled Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons Spare Patients’...

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Every month there is some sort of health observance serving as a reminder to people that care should be taken with our bodies, our health and our well-being. We’ve only got one shot at this so we better make the most of it, right?!  This month, February, is National Cancer Prevention Month.  Nearly...

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In the next few weeks, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will be hosting an exciting new Grand Rounds session with Oncofertility Consortium  member, Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, as the guest speaker.  “Legal and Ethical Implications of Fertility Preservation: A Case Based Approach,”...

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From left: Irene Su, Laxmi Kondapalli and Maureen Prewitt

This is the final installment in a 3-part blog series featuring Oncofertility Consortium member, Laxmi Kondapalli, MD, MSCE.  In this post, we take a look at her current position at the University of Colorado and her latest research...

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This is the 2nd in a 3-part blog series featuring Oncofertility Consortium superstar, Laxmi Kondapalli, MD, MSCE.  In this post, we focus on her time at the University of Pennsylvania. To read the 1st blog, click here.

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Knowing that she wanted to continue to work in ...

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Today we are continuing our coverage of the scientific correlation, or lack thereof, between infertility treatments and cancer. We’ve recently put out two blogs discussing new scientific examinations of hormonal stimulation and breast and ovarian cancer. A third study has just been published on the...

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An interesting journal article that came across my desk analyzes the ambiguous guidelines issued for assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in Ireland.  As it stands, there is no controlling legislation for ART in Ireland, so the guidelines issued by the Medical Council (the group responsible for...

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What is the role of an obstetrician/gynecologist in cancer care for young women? When you think about cancer and cancer treatment, most likely you’re thinking of oncology and what line of defense will be taken against the cancer. A new article in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology from...

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Our undergraduate oncofertility reporter, Meredith Wise, brings us the first of two blogs on Giuliana Rancic and her current experiences with infertility and breast cancer. Mrs. Rancic is using her celebrity to educate the world on these important issues, which gives us all something to reflect...

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Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Laurie Zoloth regarding the bioethics program embedded in the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) curriculum.  During our conversation, we also touched upon religion and how that factors into the bioethics portion of the OSA program that Dr. Zoloth...

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We are proud to announce that the International Society for Fertility Preservation newsletter for Fall, 2011 will include an article on the significant work of  Patient Navigators  in this field.  Read the reprint below!

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Cancer and its treatment often impair the future fertility of...

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For many women, temporary hair loss during chemotherapy is a very emotional and difficult experience. Hair loss occurs because chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells—healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles contain some of the fastest-growing cells in the body, and as the...

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I’m excited to be writing about the second issue of the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (JAYAO) , the first cancer journal of it’s kind. This second issue is no small feat - many journals come and go and it takes a dedicated editorial staff and readership to keep the ship afloat....

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The Oncofertility Saturday Academy, a national program to educate high school students originated at the Women's Health Science Program, which just received a Presidential Award for excellence in mentoring. Here are the details!

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Latina and African American high-school girls...

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By Maya M. Harper, M.A.

Every year, 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15-40 are diagnosed with cancer. They may experience this diagnosis as a devastating twist of fate that has the potential for derailing their life from its current track. However, with the changes in...

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November is all about “Movember” for those in the know. If you’ve never heard this term before, it’s about time we caught you up. Every year in November, Movember is the reason you see thousands of newly mustachioed men throughout the US and around the world. With their new “Mo’s,” these men raise...

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