Miranda Bernhardt

Mouse 2-cell embryo Photo: Miranda Bernhardt

The options available to couples facing infertility are increasing, whether or not a cancer diagnosis is involved.  Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), are becoming more and more common, and millions of...

Oncofertility Consortium

Tyler Wellington


A few weeks ago world leaders came together for a meeting at the United Nations building in New York to discuss a whole host of issues facing the global community ranging from the proliferation of nuclear weapons to climate change.  While, weeks later, the conference...


Congratulations to Ariella Shikanov on receiving the IBNAM-Baxter Early Career Award.  She will investigate a combination of natural and synthetic hydrogels and drug delivery technology to maximize ovarian tissue transplantation.

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Candace Tingen

Next week, October 17, several of our Oncofertility Consortium members will be participating on a panel at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities conference in Washington, DC. Their panel title is:  "From Lab To Bedside To Patient And Back Again: Gendered Responses To Questions About...


Oncofertility Summer Research Experience 2009

With support from the federal stimulus package Northwestern received from the National Cancer Institute, two teachers and two undergraduates gained hands-on experience in a working lab devoted to providing new fertility options for cancer patients!



The following articles in HemOnc Today and the UAB Reporter are good examples of the public awareness beginning to take shape around fertility preservation.  Take a moment to read the articles, and let us know what you think!

UAB Reporter Online: Fertility Hopes Don't Have to End for Cancer...

Oncofertility Consortium

Rachel Smith


The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has just published a summary of the current oncofertility research in their e-Advances section titled “Building an Artificial Ovary – A New Tool for Understanding Reproductive Biology and Preserving...