Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to ...

Brigid Martz Smith

We're exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to ...

Brigid Martz Smith

SHARE, a support group for women facing breast and ovarian cancer,  has some great free webinars coming up and all are invited to participate!

Metastatic Breast Cancer:  On Thursday, January 29, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST, Dr. Shari Goldfarb of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will answer...

Brigid Martz Smith

Last month, Spain hosted the first assisted reproduction trade fair for patients, inviTRA. The best national and international clinics participated in the free event with exhibitors able to directly address patients during seminars.  Attendees received access to the associated magazine, Assisted...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Woodruff was featured in a recent article in Evidence-Based Oncology. Read the article below:

Fertility Preservation in Young Cancer Patients

Published Online: November 17, 2014
Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD

Advanced diagnostic tools and innovative treatment measures in cancer have increased...

Brigid Martz Smith

This Friday and Saturday, November 21-22, 2014, marks the 17th Annual Oncology Nursing Conference which will be hosted by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.  This year's meeting, Survivorship: From Diagnosis and Beyond, will tackle important topics facing cancer survivors; from...

Brigid Martz Smith

This past year, Stupid Cancer unveiled a new iPhone* app, Instapeer, to ensure that cancer patients never feel isolated during their treatment.  Instapeer is now looking for beta testers for their app.

If you are an AYA patient, survivor or caregiver, please visit http://instapeer.org and sign up...

Brigid Martz Smith

Yesterday, it was announced that Facebook and Apple are offering egg freezing as part of their insurance coverage for female employees.  Today, there are various editorials, blogs, and opinion pieces regarding the policies; some supportive, some not.

Facebook began offering coverage of up to $20,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Videos from the 2014 Oncofertility Consortium Conference are now online!! To view these, please click here. Enjoy!!

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The 2014 Oncofertility Consortium Conference was a great success! For two days, researchers, clinicians, students, and trainees from around the globe transcended on Northwestern University and participated in lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on training programs to learn about the advances in...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The 2014 Oncofertility Consortium Conference is less than a month away! We're excited to introduce Dr. Daniel Green from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His talk "Fertility and Pregnancy Outcome After Childhood Cancer" will be the culmination to our exciting morning session on day 1 of the...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Monique Hinchcliff is the Associate Clinical Director and the Director of Translational Research for the Northwestern Scleroderma Program.  Her research interests include the use of high-throughput, unbiased, approaches to define clinically relevant molecular subsets of systemic sclerosis/...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Today's speaker bio is Kyle Orwig, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Orwig will be giving a talk at the conference entitled: Stem Cell Therapies for Male Infertility.

Dr. Orwig joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 and is currently Associate Professor of Obstetrics,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

In anticipation of the Oncofertility Consortium Conference on September 22-23, we will be showcasing our conference speakers in an upcoming series of blogs. Each year the OC conference features the leading national and international experts in the field of fertility preservation. This year's...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The Fertility Preservation Society of India, a global partner of the Oncofertility Consortium, is excited to host their inaugural conference: "Fertility Preservation- Current Concepts" on September 6-7, 2014 in New Delhi, India. The conference is endorsed by the International Society of Fertility...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The 8th annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference is just over a month away! This conference attracts more than 150 researchers, clinicians, advocates, and trainees from around the globe who are dedicated to ensuring reproductive health for cancer survivors whose disease or treatment may impair...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

National Physicians Cooperative member Leslie Appiah, MD, was featured in this month's issue of MD Update. Dr. Appiah is an active member of the NPC and is also the Director of Oncofertility at the University of Kentucky, which she recently established at the university. This is the second...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

A recent feature in Cure magazine discusses adoption as another option for cancer survivors who want to build a family. Each patient is unique. The impact of a given treatment on fertility can vary and so can the time available before starting life saving treatments. Patient age, marital status,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Woodruff's article "Reproductive endocrinology: fertility in female survivors of childhood cancer" was recently listed as one of the top 20 articles in the field of reproduction and endocrinology since 2013. This article was listed at the 8th most influential in the list of 20. Dr. Woodruff's...

Allison Goetsch

Gonadotoxic therapies, such as chemotherapy, used to treat breast cancer can have harmful effects on fertility- they destroy ovarian follicles, or women's reserve of ova, resulting in amenorrhea and/or early menopause. Additionally, many endocrine therapies used to treat breast cancer have indirect...

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