Many young cancer patients prior to treatment undergo fertility preservation applications that utilize cryopreservation techniques such as egg banking, embryo banking and sperm banking. On July 24th – 27th, the 48th Annual Meeting for the Society of Cryobiology will be held at the LaSells Stewart...


Comprehensive cancer care employs an interdisciplinary approach to providing expert diagnosis, treatment, and support to individuals with cancer. A team of radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, fertility specialists, social workers, psychiatrists, support groups and other health care...


In 1998, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University assembled a group of nurses and other oncology experts together for an inaugural oncology nursing conference. Every year since, this successful conference has highlighted emerging topics to oncology nurses from...


Last week, members of the Oncofertility Consortium flew to Austin, Texas to meet with the Young Adult Alliance. The Alliance is a coalition of more than 120 research, clinical education, and advocacy organizations around the country dedicated to making advances in cancer treatment for people aged...


This upcoming November 12, 2010, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) are hosting a regional conference in downtown Chicago, IL. The event, titled Cancer Survivorship 101: Educating Primary Care Providers in their...


This Friday, October 8, the Cancer Legal Resource Center will host a conference in Los Angeles on the many complex legal issues surrounding cancer. This all-day, free conference will cover a variety of quickly evolving issues, such as health care reform and local cancer community resources. The...


The fourth annual gathering of oncofertility specialists occurred this week at Northwestern University’s Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. More than 150 people from 24 states across the US and three countries joined in on two days of talks and workshops. The events ranged from seminars on ...


As many of you know, the annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference: Big Ideas and Training the Next Generation is coming up in just a few short weeks. The meeting will highlight recent advances at the intersection of cancer and reproduction. This information will cover a diverse range of topic,...


The Cancer Legal Resource Center is a national program that provides information to cancer patients and professionals. This past Friday, the organization held a conference in Chicago, IL to discuss recent advances in cancer rights and treatments. Patients, providers, and advocates from more than 12...

Francesca Duncan

Francesca Duncan, PhD


I was recently introduced to the formal concept of Team Science when I was fortunate enough to attend the First Annual International Science of Team Science Conference hosted by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) on...

Candace Tingen

The third annual meeting of the Oncofertility Consortium will be held next week, September 13-15, in Chicago, Illinois. Over 150 participants from the U.S. and abroad will discuss the latest breakthroughs in the science and clinical applications of fertility preservation methods for cancer patients...

Jacqueline Kestler

The annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference is September 13-15, 2009 in Chicago at Prentice Women's Hospital. The Oncofertility Consortium is seeking abstract submissions for the poster session (video and traditional posters) for work related to the field of fertility preservation. The deadline...


An article on infertility and religion in the context of Oncofertility came out today on the Medill Reports Web site. In "Reconciling religion and infertility," Alina Dain uses the discussions from the Second Annual Oncofertility Summit to explain the different points of view various religions have...

Oncofertility Consortium

Victor O'Halloran


Last night was the world premiere of OSA: Sisters In Science, a documentary detailing the Oncofertility Saturday Academy. This documentary told the story of what happens when young women from a small South side Chicago high school gets introduced to an emerging science...


In case you aren't following us on the live coverage on the post below (click here to get there) here is the schedule for today:

Economics Panel



Feminist Theory

Reproduction, Parenthood, and Sexuality


For now you can follow the Summit @tarainyoureyes or on the blog post below.


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Tonight, the Oncofertility Consortium is hosting the Welcome dinner to kick off the 2nd Annual Oncofertility Summit!

Look out on the blog for live coverage starting tomorrow, and follow us on Twitter @oncofertility!


WIRED magazine ran a story last week based on the research article published in the journal Human Reproduction received many comments.

"A Fertility First: Human Egg Cells Grow Up in Lab" written by Hadley Leggett has already gotten 18 comments on the WIRED Web site. People were interested to learn...



The National Physicians Cooperative: Tales from the Front; Establishing a Comprehensive Fertility Preservation Program

Lawrence Engmann, MD
Lead Physician, Fertility Preservation Program
Paul  Verrastro
Senior Vice President