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Oncofertility is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of oncology and reproductive science. While those two fields make up the breadth of this discipline, it only touches the surface of what future clinicians need in their academic repertoire to successfully navigate this field.  In “...

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We are happy to be hosting Helen Picton, BSc, PhD, FSB for her Virtual Grand Rounds presentation tomorrow, October 25th, 2012, at 10 AM Central Time, entitled, "From Basic Science to Clinical Application- the Facts and Future of Ovarian Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation."  Dr. Picton's...

Oncofertility Consortium

Members of the Oncofertility team were invited to guest post on the NIH Team Science Toolkit blog and we are happy to announce that the blog was just posted. Read the beginning of the blog below.

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Over the past decade, federal funding has played a key role in...

Kai Orton, PhD

The more we understand about our genes, the more we understand genetic diseases and eventually, how to best treat them.  The recent efforts of a nationwide consortium of researchers suggests that the origins of the type of breast cancer a patient is diagnosed with may inform the most effective...

Kai Orton, PhD

After nearly ten years of research, a team of 20 doctors and specialists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, have performed the first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants in two Swedish women.

The two women, both in their 30s, received new wombs donated by their mothers on September 15th...

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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....

Kai Orton, PhD

A new study suggests that the HPV vaccine may be protecting immunized teens and young adults from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections as well as those who were not vaccinated via a phenomenon known as community immunity (or herd immunity).

Promising data showing a significant reduction in certain...

Oncofertility Consortium

A new study points to indoor tanning as a cause for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, particularly among young sunbed users.  Overall, there was a 20% increased risk for melanoma with any indooor tanning, according to Mathieu Boniol, PhD, of the International Prevention Research...

Oncofertility Consortium

In many women with recurrent breast cancer, the estrogen receptor(ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status of their tumors changes between treatment for the primary tumor and relapse, a large retrospective study has found. The findings, published...

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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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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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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...

Oncofertility Consortium

The Oncofertility Consortium uses emerging technologies, such as Virtual Grand Rounds, to speed the pace of research. Read about a new way we are doing this to facilitate global collaboration between scientists.

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iExperiment technology gives overseas scientists direct view into...

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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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We talk a lot about the importance of collaborative care at the Oncofertility Consortium. Often cancer patients have a variety needs that require multiple specialists, thus the need to consult and collaborate to ensure the patient is receiving comprehensive care is pertinent. In a new article in...

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Congratulations are in order for Kate Waimey Timmerman, PhD, who was just named by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) to the Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee (GWIMS).  This appointment is an important step for Dr. Timmerman as well as the Oncofertility Consortium as...

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At the Oncofertility Consortium, we stress the importance of collaboration among clinicians, basic scientists, and the humanities in an effort to ensure that cancer patients have fertility options after treatment. This is no small feat, but the emerging field of oncofertility is constantly evolving...

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A retrospective study is being published today that gives us a better idea of the barriers to fertility preservation among women with cancer. In the study, about 1,000 women who were diagnosed with cancer between 1993 and 2007, were asked about their counseling on fertility preservation prior to...

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As previous studies have shown, women diagnosed with cancer during their reproductive years often do not receive adequate consultation, and sometimes none at all, regarding the fertility risks of cancer or its treatment.  Fertility is a unique survivorship issue that young cancer patients face,...

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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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