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A recent announcement on the website of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) describes the collaboration between European reproductive health researchers and members of the multi-site Oncofertility Consortium. ESHRE is the largest European Society fostering advances in...

Candace Tingen

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has recently launched a new publication series entitled, "Horizons in Bioscience," which has chosen to highlight Oncofertility in its inaugural edition! The "Horizons in Bioscience" series is part of FASEB's larger series, "...

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As recently mentioned, adolescent and young adult cancer patients form a unique subset of cancer patients who cross traditional divides and require collaboration across diverse disciplines. Oncofertility Consortium team members have joined forces with a team of clinical psychologists, physicians,...

Candace Tingen

On February 2 at 4pm, Dr. Teresa Woodruff will give a talk entitled, "Oncofertility: The Preservation of Fertility Options for Young People with Cancer" as part of the Dean's Grand Challenges Lecture Series in Medicine and Engineering. The talk will be held in the ITW classroom in the Ford Motor...

Candace Tingen

The very cleverly named article, "Adolescence of Young Adult Oncology" published in the October 2009 issue of Seminars in Oncology is a very interesting update on the new developments and shifts in thinking within young adult oncology. The authors attempt to really define the population of patients...

Candace Tingen

The local magazine Today's Chicago Woman's most recent issue has an article called, "What's New in Fertility Treatments: Your Guide to the Latest Fertility Advancements in Chicagoland," which features information about oncofertility and an interview with Dr. Teresa Woodruff. The article recaps some...

Candace Tingen

In 2010, WTTW Channel 11 and Northwestern Memorial Hospital will broadcast a special series, “Health Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know,” featuring broadcast journalist Paula Zahn.

The Illinois Women’s Health Registry and Oncofertility Consortium will be featured in the series.

Each one hour...

Candace Tingen

Dr. Steven Rosen

Northwestern Memorial's own Dr. Steven Rosen is featured in an online video on the site EmpowHer (clever!), answering a reader question about whether female lymphoma patients can get pregnant. Dr. Rosen discusses some of the variables that may make a pregnancy more difficult during...

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Iva Skoch was 29 when she was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

A recent NPR podcast, “Young People Living, And Laughing, With Cancer,” tells the story of two young women diagnosed with cancer in their twenties, two unique experiences that highlight a few common themes for young people with...

Candace Tingen

A very interesting article was recently published in the Journal of Oncology Practice entitled, "Addressing Fertility in Patients With Advanced Cancer: How the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Standards and ASCO Guidelines Facilitate Ethical Communication.1 " The full article can be downloaded ...

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My article, “Including Fertility Preservation Treatment: Consistency and Fairness in Insurance Coverage for Iatrogenic Conditions Resulting from Cancer Treatment,” was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

In the article, I discuss how insurance companies currently...

Sarah B Rodriguez

Labeled on its cover as “the insider’s guide to cancer in your 20’s and 30’s,” Kairol Rosenthal’s recently published book Everything Changes explores what having cancer is like for young people. Through interviews with 25 young adults aged 20 to 39 with cancer who live across the United States,...

Candace Tingen

A group of surgeons and oncologists from Stanford University recently published a report that looked at the timing from initial cancer diagnoses to the beginning of surgery or chemotherapy in women who underwent fertility preservation (in the form of oocyte retrieval and cryopreservation, OR) and...

Candace Tingen

The most recent healthbeat from the US Department of Health and Human Services briefly discussed the topic of survivors of childhood cancer having children. The point made is that these patients had no increased risk of having children with birth defects, though they were at higher risks for having...

Francesca Duncan

Francesca Duncan, PhD

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Applying emerging Assisted Reproductive Techonology (ART) procedures in an Oncology setting may help cancer survivors attain their desire to have a child spared of the very cancer that they themselves battled.  Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is a prenatal...

Candace Tingen

From the NCI Cancer bulletin (www.cancer.gov):

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NCI has launched a new Web portal that provides a single access point to information for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients aged 15 to 39. About 70,000 AYAs are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States.

Cancer is...

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Tampa, FL (Oct. 9, 2009) —  Moffitt Cancer Center will celebrate the honor of being named a center of excellence by Fertile Hope from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

Fertile Hope is a national nonprofit...

Susan Barrett

I recently ran across an article by Fiona Macrae written on October 29, 2009 from Mail Online entitled “No men OR women needed: Scientists create sperm and eggs from stem cells”. I proceeded to read this article before I read the actual scientific manuscript that it was based on; the article itself...

Oncofertility Consortium

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Jessica Hornick

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The Fall 2009 Oncofertility Consortium’s Virtual Grand Rounds hosted Dr. David Wildt of the Center for Species Survival at the Smithsonian National Zoo for his talk entitled “Sex, Wildlife and Intensive Management”.  Joining him in giving this seminar were...

Candace Tingen

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Writing for parenting.com, Erin Zammett Ruddy wrote an article1 today about her experiences of getting pregnant while being on Gleevac as a way to treat her chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Her first hand account really sums up many of the choices we've...

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