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 women and children with cancer; how thoughtful the medical community is about what can be offered to their patients and how engaged the cancer advocate community is in promoting education about fertility risks and options. A global community has emerged that is sharing ideas and best practices that creates a sense of shared purpose. There are no easy answers for those young women who do not have time to undergo hormone stimulation and we do not want to promise options that are not realistic. Having global partners means that ideas are constantly evaluated from a variety of perspectives and permits us to be pragmatic while we persevere.
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...
General, Introductions, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
Jacqueline S. Jeruss, MD, Ph.D, a breast surgical oncologist and one of the founding oncology members in the Oncofertility Consortium™, and Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff (Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of The Oncofertility Consortium™) have co-authored a paper in the...
One of the main goals of the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) of Chicago is to provide a multifaceted support network to the high school female participants that will help prepare and foster their academic and career pursuits.The support network provided directly from Northwestern University...
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