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While much time and energy is spent investigating new techniques in female fertility preservation, the male side of things does not receive much attention. This is primarily because there is one quick and easy way for men to preempt medically induced infertility, that is, sperm banking. This common...

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The Cancer Legal Resource Center is a national program that provides information to cancer patients and professionals. This past Friday, the organization held a conference in Chicago, IL to discuss recent advances in cancer rights and treatments. Patients, providers, and advocates from more than 12...

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A recent article from Oncofertility Consortium members Susan Barrett, Lonnie Shea, and Teresa Woodruff, shows that human follicles, which are immature eggs, can be frozen and thawed safely. This breakthrough may give cancer survivors a greater chance at having children. While cancer treatments,...

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The FDA recently changed its stance on genetic testing that individuals can carry out in their own homes. People who want these genetics tests send DNA samples through “spit kits” to the laboratories that provide such services. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not previously regulate in-...

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On Sunday, June 6, Northwestern University held it’s 17th Annual Cancer Survivor’s Walk. More than 3,500 cancer survivors and their families participated in the four-mile walk, which was hosted by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event gave the group a chance to mingle and...

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In 2007, the Women’s Health Science Program developed a series of classes to give 16 high school students a chance to experience cutting-edge scientific research at Northwestern University. The program, called the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA), is designed to “connect students to what’s...

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On May 6, 2010, the Pew Research Center released a study on changes in the demographics of motherhood in the United States. Comparing data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Census Bureau from 1990 and 2008, the “The New Demography of American Motherhood” noted several...

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On Sunday May 24, Dr. Woodruff travels to New York to address the 3rd Annual OMG! Cancer Summit.  The Summit, held in partnership between the I'm Too Young For This Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is a major international oncology conference and social networking event for young...

Kristin N Smith

Infertility, the inability to have children, should be a concern to men and women of childbearing age undergoing treatment for their cancer.   Treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can all impact your fertility.

Chemotherapy, while extremely effective at treating cancer, can cause...

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In an effort to continue its goal of helping communities foster an environment that encourages children to pursue careers in the sciences, the Oncofertility Consortium and Woodruff Lab celebrated National Lab Day today by opening its doors to students from all over Chicago.  Students were given a...

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Last month, the Institute of Medicine issued a report on the state of clinical cancer trials in the United States.  The report, A National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st Century: Reinvigorat­ing the NCI Cooperative Group Program, reviewed the process of the trials and the stakeholders...

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I was recently introduced to the formal concept of Team Science when I was fortunate enough to attend the First Annual International Science of Team Science Conference hosted by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) on...

Kristin N Smith

A recent article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology used research from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) to facilitate research on long-term survivors of cancer diagnosed in childhood and adolescence.   Specifically, the authors retrospectively looked at the fertility of male...

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The Oncofertility Consortium is going to be participating in two amazing, outdoor charity fundraisers and we'd love for you to come too! 

 The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute is the official charity of the Magellan Development Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K this year on May 16th!  You can...

Jacqueline Kestler

On April 13, 2010, Dave Look received the Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) Customer Champion Award based on his work with the Oncofertility Consortium and Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff.  Dave's work is pivotal to the Oncofertility Consortium's success, as he helps to develop and...

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Women are still underrepresented in senior academic positions in science

A recent editorial in Nature Neuroscience explores gender disparities in senior academic positions in science, noting the difficulties women face when climbing the academic ladder. Despite a growing number of women in the...

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The Oncofertility Consortium® is excited to announce that one of our postdoctoral fellows, Lisa Campo-Engelstein, has published an article in the March 2010  issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The article, titled “Including Fertility Preservation Treatment: Consistency and Fairness in...

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The Chicago Tribune has written up a piece about the most recent Oncofertility Saturday Academy class's graduation. The article highlights some of the quotes from the inspirational and moving speeches that the girls gave and interviews some of the girls about what they've...

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As recently reported in BBC News and Human Reproduction, a mother in Denmark has become the first in the world to give birth to a second child after an ovary transplant operation. Stinne Holm Bergholodt was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at age 27 in March 2004. She made the decision to freeze her...

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Dr. Carol A. Rosenberg was recently highlighted in a Medill Report for her work with cancer survivorship. Dr. Rosenberg’s life – from clinical experience to research experience to    personal experience as the mother of a childhood cancer survivor- all seem to have perfectly prepared her to...

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