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Two high school graduates from the Young Women's Leadership Charter School will be able to do hands-on research on Oncofertility this summer, thanks to President Obama's stimulus money, the Chicago Tribune reported today.

The stimulus money is coming from the National Cancer Institute and will...

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Dr. Clarisa Gracia, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was recently pictured on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine and listed as one of the top doctors under 40 in Philadelphia, thanks to her work in...

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The MyOncofertility Web site is now listed on The Hormone Foundation's Web site in the "Useful Links" section, under the Public/Patients tab.

The Hormone Foundation is a rich source of hormone-related health information and targets for not only doctors and organizations, but patients and the...

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 For a glimpse into what the Oncofertility Saturday Academy is all about, watch this video of the juniors during their session on February 28th:

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Dr. Jeffrey Chang wins the San Diego Science Alliance Partnership Award at a ceremony on May 21st, 2009. He is accompanied by SDSA Executive Director Nancy Taylor and SDSA Preseident Rick Beach. Photo courtesy of SDSA.

Dr. Jeffrey Chang, the principal investigator of the National Physicians...

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An article submitted in early March to the Emax Health Web site quotes the NEJM article by Dr. Jeruss and Teresa Woodruff. It also describes Oncofertility, explaining what it is. Furthermore, the author directs people to the MyOncofertility Web site, an effort led by the Oncofertility Consortium to...

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On March 10th, Time Magazine published an article that mentioned Oncofertility Consortium members and research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A Hope to Prolong Fertility: Ovarian Transplants describes the choices faced by Stephanie Yarber. Yarber was diagnosed with...

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At 4p.m. on Wednesday May 27th, Teresa Woodruff will give a lecture entitled “Behind the Scenes: The Bench to Bedside Story of Oncofertility.”

The lecture will take place at the  Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at 303 E. Superior on the 1st floor.

A reception will follow at 6p.m.

The...

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Megan Faurot, the director of education programs at the Institute for Women's Health Research, appeared in a Q&A article on the Medill Reports Chicago Web site on May 13th. She talks about how she applies her skills as a teacher to work with scientists and clinicians to develop educational programs...

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The other day my boyfriend's mother gave me the current issue of Newsweek telling me that it contained an article I must read. She had the magazine opened to the article "Why I froze my eggs". I thought to myself good lord, another journalist's attempt to inaccurately document fertility...

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A cervical cancer survivor wrote an article on commercialappeal.com. It was published on Mother's Day and encourages women to get tested for HPV, whether the woman has had the HPV vaccine or not.

Michelle Whitlock, who wrote "My thoughts: Simple tests can help reduce rates of cervical cancer,"...

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Huge Galdones, PhD

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I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and, if I'm not mistaken, the newest member of the Woodruff Laboratory. Originally from Montreal (Quebec, Canada), I received my B.Sc. (Physiology) and Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Therapeutics) from McGill University. With a background in...

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital is hosting a half-day conference on Saturday, May 17th called "State-of-the-Art Hysterectomy: The Robotic Surgical Option."

Dr. Patrick Lowe will be one of the speakers at this event. He was one of the doctors who participated in the Oncofertility Saturday Academy,...

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Teresa Woodruff was an honorary co-chair at the Girl Power Benefit Luncheon for the Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago last Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency. The event honors women and leadership and highlights those who have made great efforts to be future leaders.

Penny Pritzker,...

Susan Barrett

My name is Dr. Susan L. Barrett and I am a basic scientist in the Woodruff Laboratory for the Oncofertility Consortium. I have a PhD in Development, Cellular and Molecular Biology, namely Reproduction as well as a MS in Tumor Biology. I am currently researching new frontiers in preserving fertility...

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Jane Brody wrote an article that appeared in the New York Times today about family planning and cancer. She cites the fertility stories of several cancer patients and quotes Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss and Teresa Woodruff from the Oncofertility Consortium and their report from the New England Journal of...

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Teresa Woodruff will be giving a talk on Monday, April 20th, entitled "Oncofertility: The Preservation of Fertility Options for Young People with Cancer." Her speech will be at the first plenary session of the 15th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization and the 4th Congress on In Vitro Maturation...

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Hi everyone!
My name is Tara Kerpelman and I’m the Science and Medicine Writer for the Oncofertility Consortium. I work here part-time. The rest of the time I’m a graduate student at Medill – the journalism school at Northwestern – where I am specializing in science and health reporting and...

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I'm in Israel for the Israel Endocrine Society meetings and have met a great number of people working on fertility preservation options for young people with cancer.  What strikes me about this work is how hard the scientific community is working to come up with realistic options, especially for...

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Tyler Wellington

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My name is Tyler Wellington and I operate the histology core facility that serves Dr. Woodruff’s lab as well as many of the Oncofertility Consortium investigators.  Histology in the core is an involved process that takes ovarian and other tissues dissected from research...

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