Oncofertility Consortium

Members of the Oncofertility team were invited to guest post on the NIH Team Science Toolkit blog and we are happy to announce that the blog was just posted. Read the beginning of the blog below.

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Over the past decade, federal funding has played a key role in...

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For those of you who don't know, the 2012 Oncofertility Conference: Dialogues in Oncofertility,  is taking place as we speak in Chicago, IL. We understand that not everyone can come to us, so we want to bring the Oncofertility Conference to you. Please visit our conference home page, and watch a...

Kai Orton, PhD

The more we understand about our genes, the more we understand genetic diseases and eventually, how to best treat them.  The recent efforts of a nationwide consortium of researchers suggests that the origins of the type of breast cancer a patient is diagnosed with may inform the most effective...

Kai Orton, PhD

After nearly ten years of research, a team of 20 doctors and specialists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, have performed the first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants in two Swedish women.

The two women, both in their 30s, received new wombs donated by their mothers on September 15th...

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The Oncofertility Consortium often partners with Stupid Cancer, a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative programs and services, to ensure that the needs of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer community are prevalent in the scientific...

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The 2012 Oncofertility Conference: Dialogues in Oncofertility begins next Thursday, September 27th in Chicago, IL. This 6th annual conference will include talks from experts across the globe on topics that range from factors influencing primate folliculogenesis to the psychosocial needs of young...

adk121

A recent story on the Today Show sparked my interest and practically begged for me to write about it. It involved cancer, fertility, and surrogacy so it seemed right up our alley, but there’s a caveat I should disclose before you read any further – the mother of the mother-to-be was carrying her...

adk121

As you may have heard us mention a time or two before, the 3rd book in the oncofertility series, Oncofertility Medical Practice: Clinical Issues and Implementation, was just released on Amazon.com and is available for purchase. Besides just letting our readers know that important piece of...

pkt551

Here at the Oncofertility Consortium, we are busy putting the final touches on the upcoming 2012 Oncofertility Conference: Dialogues in Oncofertility. At the conference, experts will discuss which cancer treatments are likely to damage later reproductive ability for men, women, and children and ...

adk121

The Northwestern Community (university, hospital, faculty foundation, etc.) is extremely comprehensive, and offers so much in the realm of cancer care. We like to think that we're a one stop shop for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis - taking care of patients' physical, mental, and emotional...

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One of my favorite things about working at Northwestern University is access to the Women's Health Research Monthly Forums, introduced by the Institute for Women’s Health Research in 2008.  The monthly forums were developed to address a significant barrier to advancing women’s health research: lack...

adk121

We love “success stories” at the Oncofertility Consortium and right now, there is one story that is making the rounds of every popular magazine in the country. That of native Chicagoan and star of the first Celebrity Apprentice, Bill Rancic, and his wife, Giuliana Rancic, E! News reporter, breast...

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Recently, one of our friends and cancer advocates, Jonny Imerman, was featured on CNN Health, in an article entitled "Pairing 'Angels' with Cancer Patients," showcasing the organization he began 10 years ago, Imerman Angels. Imerman Angels is an organization founded in 2003 that carefully matches...

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A recent New York Times article shares the story of Debra Demidon, who developed severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) after undergoing IVF. This potentially life-threatening condition caused her to gain more than 30 pounds of fluid and have trouble breathing, and ultimately landed her in...

adk121

There are 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States that affect individuals and their families and nearly 3 million children live with a parent who has cancer. Often, support is available for the parent undergoing treatment, but the special emotional needs of children of adult cancer...

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In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published fertility preservation guidelines for clinicians to follow when treating young cancer patients in response to the increased likelihood of young men and women at risk of losing their fertility due to cancer and its treatment....

ltce

Around 10% of all people diagnosed with cancer are in their reproductive or pre-reproductive years (under age 45). This means that, each year, approximately 133,000 women, men, and children who are diagnosed with cancer are at risk for infertility due to the very treatments (e.g. chemotherapy,...

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Suleika Jaouad is a 24-year-old writer from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Her column, “Life, Interrupted,” appears weekly in the New York Times. Suleika chronicles her experience as a young adult with cancer and the unique challenges she faces such as infertility, psychosocial issues, and survivorship.

I...

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Over the last twenty years, advances in fertility preservation techniques have made oncofertility more accessible to women diagnosed with cancer or other fertility impacting diseases. Despite this good news, the academic journal, Cancer, recently reported that between 1993 and 2007, only 4% of...

Oncofertility Consortium

We now bring to you a guest blog from the cancer advocacy group Navigating Cancer Survivorship, which provides education and resources to health care professionals, survivors, and caregivers regarding the continuum of cancer survivorship.

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As previous blog posts have indicated, there are...

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